AN ANDOVER tutor has been honoured after he won a prestigious education award.

Chemistry teacher Paul Roberts, from Andover College, received the teaching and learning award at the Hampshire Education awards last week.

The annual awards ceremony was held at Winchester's Great Hall, with Revered Richard Coles in attendance to present the winners with their awards.

Speaking after the ceremony, Paul said: “Being nominated and winning the teaching and learning award is a real privilege but without the support over the years from the maths and science team at Andover this would not have been possible.

"All teachers want to inspire and motivate their students to greater outcomes and its essential that we are allowed to be creative and independent to achieve this.

"Long may our college management allow this and hopefully bring more awards and recognition to the fantastic college that Andover is.”

A key member of the Andover campuses’ Science department, chemistry tutor Paul received the award after being credited for his efforts for always going above and beyond.

Paul’s encouragement and enthusiasm for science has seen him visit local primary schools to offer Year 5 and 6 taster sessions alongside inspiring his own students at the college to achieve outstanding A Level results.

The Hampshire Education Awards have been established by Hampshire County Council as a means of recognising and celebrating the contribution of staff and volunteers within Hampshire’s education system.

They thank all those involved in Hampshire’s schools and colleges through honouring nominees who make a difference.

Sparsholt College, the group that runs Andover College, were celebrating after two other lecturers also were victorious.

Adrian Lax, from the agriculture department, won the flying colours award, whilst John Britton won the outstanding contribution to education award.