Carina Ancell
  • The Award for FE Lecturer of the Year
  • Newham Sixth Form College
  • London

Carina’s work regularly goes further than the curriculum; be it setting up a lunchtime debating club which puts attendees forward for debating competitions held by Oxford and Cambridge University, continuing to provide support and advice to former pupils or setting up an alumni network to help pass on advice to current pupils.  

A committed and approachable teacher who has raised student aspirations; in the last two years the number of students in the honours programme has more than doubled and last year Newham Sixth Form College saw the highest number of pupils applying to Russell Group universities. To Carina, a rich and varied curriculum can be a tool to progress social justice; Carina is an active member of the decolonising the curriculum movement and founder of the NewVlc African Studies Centre.