Mr Andrew Keates, Senior Housekeeper
Date you joined the School
What do you do at Bethany?
Oversee and manage the cleaning department.
What did you do before you came to Bethany?
I was Assistant Housekeeper, Duty Manager and Allocationist at Pontins.
What is your favourite novel/music/artist/film and why?
Novel: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee; Poem: Stop all the clocks, W H Auden; Artist – Salvador Dali.
What is your favourite quotation and why?
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live – this sums up my outlook on life.
Why do you like working at Bethany?
All the staff are friendly, like a big family.
What interests do you have outside Bethany?
I enjoy F1 racing and generally socialising with my family and friends, and of course, holidays.
What is your favourite childhood memory?
For Christmas, when I was about six, I got a pop-up post office set and I pretended I was a cashier. It was a simple present, but my favourite.
What is your favourite colour and why?
Yellow – it is a calming colour and a very summery and happy.
If you were not doing what you are doing now, what would you like to do?
I always wanted to either be an actor or a film director.