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TOUCHING TRIBUTE: Radlett students and staff pay respect to late art teacher  

 Published on: 12th May 2022   |   By: Lizzie Ellis   |   Category: Uncategorized

Tributes have been made to a much loved art teacher from Radlett who touched the lives of many in the village.

Paul Spencer, known by his nickname ‘Potts’, spent more than 30 years working at the Aldenham School. Sadly, the much loved teacher passed away on Monday, May 9.

James Fowler, Headmaster & CEO of The Aldenham Foundation said: “Everyone at Aldenham is deeply saddened by the news of Paul Spencer’s death at such a young age. Having spent more than thirty years at Aldenham, Paul contributed immensely to the life and activity of the school, especially with his remarkable talents in the Art Department. 

“He joined us as a potter in residence (hence his universal nickname of ‘Potts’) and, over the years, he used his gifts to bring about the creativity of so many pupils in so many ways. There are countless pupils whom he influenced with his talent and his kindness.”

The teacher will be remembered fondly by staff and pupils past and present. A former student Victoria Chu described him as “one of the kindest souls on earth” with another alumni Akshey Shah adding: “Pott was the legend that made me pursue a creative career in architecture design. He was indeed a mentor and a member of staff that represented the Aldenham academic ethos.”

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