Claire Rendell, Librarian and Archivist
Date you joined the School
What do you do at Bethany?
I run the library and look after the archives. I also help the DLS department with administrative tasks.
What did you do before you came to Bethany?
After leaving school I trained as a software engineer and worked in that role for fifteen years before leaving to raise my family. I have had several part time roles since my children have been at school, one of them as an exam invigilator here at Bethany.
What is your favourite novel/music/artist/film and why?
I like listening to Coldplay and Pink.
What was your favourite subject at School?
I enjoyed Science because you were able to carry out experiments and dissections.
Why do you like working at Bethany?
I like working at Bethany as it has a friendly atmosphere, and everyone is so welcoming.
What interests do you have outside Bethany?
I like being outdoors; walking and exploring new places. I enjoy Bedgebury as you can walk for five minutes and be away from the main hub and have a peaceful walk. It’s also a great place to take my dog! I’m also a local Cub Leader.
What is your favourite colour?
If you were not doing what you are doing now, what would you like to do?
I’d choose a profession that would help people. I’d also like to be in a cosy cottage in the Lake District, where you can then go out an explore the countryside.