Mr Richard Clough BA (Hons), Teacher of History, Assistant Head of Year 7 and 8
Date you joined the School?
What do you do at Bethany?
I teach History and Politics and I am the Assistant Housemaster in Pengelly.
What did you do before you came to Bethany?
I taught History for two years in a large state school.
What is your favourite novel/music/artist/film and why?
Winston Churchill’s autobiography about his early life. He is such a fascinating figure and led such an interesting life even before he got into politics!
What is your favourite quotation and why?
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill. I love this quote as it highlights that often success is not immediate and has to be worked for, a very important thing to remember.
What was your favourite subject at School and why?
History, although I loved studying Politics in Sixth Form – I had some truly inspirational teachers!
Why do you like working at Bethany?
It’s a great environment and a real close-knit, supportive community.
What interests do you have outside Bethany?
I enjoy cycling and playing squash. I also support Exeter Chiefs rugby team.
What is your favourite childhood memory?
Talking about history with my grandfather and holidaying in Cornwall.
What is your favourite colour and why?
Orange, or green. I’m not overly sure why.
If you were not doing what you are doing now, what would you like to do?
I cannot think of anything else I would rather be doing!