I am a fully qualified history teacher with over 30 years of teaching experience, with the last 29 years spent at Repton School – the first seventeen as Head of History, the last twelve as Master of the Scholars (aka Gifted and Talented Coordinator).
The last position involved acting as the school’s EPQ co-ordinator, liaising with organizations such as the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth, the Holocaust Educational Trust, and Villiers Park in order to maximise extra-curricular opportunities for stretch and challenge, as well as advising Heads of Department and otherwise promoting the teaching of the gifted and talented within the classroom.
Since taking early retirement I have tutored students through Arlen Education at Ashbourne.
When last appraised (at Repton) my report concluded that,
“You are held in high esteem by your colleagues who consider you to be thoroughly professional in your approach, both in the classroom and in your extra-curricular and super-curricular activities. You have a love, and an extensive knowledge, of the subject enabling your pupils to excel in external examinations.”
In the course of my long career I have taught themes ranging from the History of Medicine to the Arab-Israeli Conflict to Civil Rights in the USA, as well as all periods of History (concentrating on Early Modern and Modern British, European and American history) and all types of History (with a preference for the political, diplomatic, social and economic) and thus feel confident in preparing candidates with the necessary skills and key content for success in relation to any specification.