Student nominates inspirational Havelock Academy teacher for award
A HAVELOCK Academy teacher has won a nationally-acclaimed teaching award for inspiring students in the classroom.
Angela Arden, who is head of Critical Thinking and French at the academy, was one of only seven teachers in the country to be presented with the Oxford University Inspirational Teacher Award, at a ceremony held at Jesus College.
The award was introduced to honour state-school teachers who have helped to support, develop and inspire pupils who were successful in winning places at Oxford University.
Nominations are made by students who are in their first year at Oxford, with Angela being selected by former Havelock student Luke Kirkham, who is now studying Philosophy, Politics and Education at Lincoln College.
Mrs Arden said: "It was truly an honour to receive the award – especially as it was a former student who put forward the nomination.
"It is really important to us at Havelock that we encourage and support every single student to broaden their horizons and fulfil their potential.
"We are always extremely proud of each of their individual achievements.
"It was a pleasure to teach Luke and I'm certain he will go on to be extremely successful in the future."
Luke said: "It was great to be able to recognise the hard work and support of Mrs Arden in helping me throughout my Oxford application.
"It was a tough process, and her help was invaluable in allowing me to succeed."
Share your success
Are you celebrating a special award or fantastic achievement? We want to hear about it. Contact the Grimsby Telegraph on 01472 372236 or e-mail newsdesk@grimsby telegraph.co.uk