In conversation with English Teacher, Denise Barstow

Anthony Stewart, (Blue group) chatted with Denise Barstow and shares extracts from their conversation:

What changes will you bring to the role?

I want to continue my predecessor’s work and work with the students to improve the English Department.

 

Any hobbies you enjoy doing?

Yes, I enjoy walking my dogs, reading, Scouts and yoga.

 

What is your favourite book?

Pride and Prejudice

 

Do you play any sports?

No, I don’t but I enjoy watching football.

 

Is there a part of the school you particularly enjoy?

The woods, I think it’s amazing that we have it as a facility.

 

What movie did you most enjoy seeing in cinema?

Dead Poet’s Society

 

What is your favourite TV show?

Sherlock, Elementary.

 

Why become a teacher at this environment?

Because I want to help students

 

What did you want to be when you grow up?

A teacher

 

What is your biggest achievement?

My children

 

Do you have any pets?

Two dogs

 

How is this school different from the previous you may have worked at?

Very similar as I worked a similar type of school for students with autism

 

If you could be on Britain’s Got Talent, what would your talent be?”

It wouldn’t be singing! Possibly reciting poetry

 

How do you feel about technological advancement?

I think they are useful, but it is scary to see how far it has developed

 

Who is your favourite fictional character?

Winnie the Pooh as it reminds me of my childhood