Mrs Denise Smith, Accounts Manager
Date you joined the School
What do you do at Bethany?
I am jointly responsible for all aspects of the accountancy for the school.
What did you do before you came to Bethany?
I worked in the construction industry for more than 10 years before moving into schooling
What is your favourite film and why?
Hot Fuzz. I have always lived in a village and I can see the hilarious but extreme parallels in the film.
What is your favourite quotation and why?
‘And though she be but little she is fierce‘, William Shakespeare. So many people think that if you are little you aren’t strong or courageous.
What was your favourite subject at school and why?
Pottery and Maths – these were taken by my favourite teachers so I excelled in both.
Why do you like working at Bethany?
I prefer working in the countryside and my colleagues here are lovely.
What interests do you have outside Bethany?
Running and walking mine and other people’s dogs through the Cinnamon Trust. Listening to audiobooks and reading.
What is your favourite childhood memory?
Bullfinches. I grew up surrounded by orchards full of apple blossom where there were so many of these beautiful birds.
What is your favourite colour and why?
I don’t have one. I like all colours.
If you were not doing what you are doing now, what would you like to do?
I would be out on long walks with my dogs, exploring the countryside for hours.