Date you joined the School
September 2014.

Other responsibilities?
I teach RS and games, especially hockey.

What do you do at Bethany?
Help the Headmaster run the School and lead on teaching and learning, amongst a range of roles.

What did you do before you came to Bethany?
Director of Leadership and Outreach and CCF Contingent Commander at Felsted School in Essex.

What is your favourite novel and why?
“To Serve Them All My Days” by RF Delderfield. A great book about the life of a soldier who is injured in the first World War and as part of his recovery he is sent to become a teacher at a boarding school. It follows his whole professional life as a teacher set against the turbulence of the time and he is a real inspiration to all those around him, not just his pupils.

What is your favourite quotation and why?
“If you don’t agree with me, you simply have not thought about it enough.” G E Moore – a favourite of mine for teaching Philosophy. It helps me to encourage pupils that I am always right!

What was your favourite subject at School and why?
History – in truth it was the one subject that was well taught by teachers who had their own passion for it. As a result, it is what I went on to study at university and forms the basis of my reading every holiday.

What interests do you have outside Bethany?
I am involved in Historic Rallying and you will see and hear of me competing both throughout the UK but also in Europe. I am hoping to get involved with one of the local rugby clubs as a coach.

What is your favourite childhood memory?
Travelling with my mother and my brothers through the length of Europe in the car to see my father, who was working in Helsinki at the time. It was my first big overseas trip and we had some great times.

If you were not doing what you are doing now, what would you like to do?
I would like to be working for the UN or another International Organisation or NGO serving others and trying to bring people together. Sadly my language skills are not up to it.

Steve Winter, Deputy Head