Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Ashley La Grange

Rickmansworth School

The Award for Lifetime Achievement

Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

Ashley has been at Rickmansworth School for over 30 years, his entire UK teaching career. Before his arrival at the school, Photography did not exist as a subject and it has been built up to such a richly resourced department that it rivals those at many universities.

Ashley’s students work with film based photography in a large darkroom and have access to a huge photographic library. His teaching methods are entirely personalised and as a result every student is inspired and committed and makes consistently outstanding progress, with a huge proportion achieving A* and A grades at GCSE and A Level and with many going on to careers in, or related to, Photography.

Ashley is one of a kind and the school greatly value him for the huge impact he has had on Rickmansworth School students, parents and staff.