Dip AD Bristol
What makes a good teacher at Dunhurst?
Having a sense of delight in seeing individuals flourish as individuals, a love of the subject, and lots of patience.
What are you trying to encourage and instil in your pupils?
A wide range of hands-on skills, but overall, to be creative: to think with our hands.
Apart from your teaching role, what else do you get involved with at the school?
As I am personally involved in a range of creative skills, I am keen to encourage all kinds of creativity beyond CS lessons. At this time I am keen to encourage ukulele playing in Groups and Blocks activities with concert performances wherever possible..
In your opinion, what makes Dunhurst special?
The emphasis on valuing and celebrating each as a unique individual. Creativity is considered as important as academic development.
What is your best memory of Dunhurst?
The children, the staff and not having to wear a tie.
Who or what inspires you?
- What: Taylor guitars; Cornwall; the sea; trees; sunrise, sunset and the sky at night; pots of tea.
- Who: my wife, our children and our grandchildren.
- These musicians: Bach; Vivaldi; Yo Yo Ma; Dave Brubeck; Ed Gerhard.
- These painters: Claude Monet; Camille Pissarro; Edmund G. Fuller. My Art teacher, who terrified me when I was 10; now he is 92 and my friend.
- My little dogs.