Steerer of the ship, Richard has many years of teaching experience. It is his job to make sure the children are safe, happy and achieving well whilst at school, to give them the best learning experience possible.
Q1. What excites you most about the Atelier 21 approach to education?
I’m very excited to see how children translate what I am sharing with them into their own expressions. I love the idea that children explore and investigate their own learning pathways both in the classroom and the wild outdoors and that I can be a part of the experiences they are going to enjoy.
Q2. What are you most look forward to about working at Atelier 21?
Learning doesn’t stop when you leave school and so I am looking forward to working alongside a team that is not only passionate about the children in the now, but also in the journey they have ahead of them. Atelier 21 offers an incredible learning experience and I am looking forward to being a part of something special that gives your children the very best opportunities to secure a future of their choosing.
Q3. What was your favourite book when you were growing up?
I was quite late to the party as far as reading for pleasure was concerned but when I finally arrived my go-to book was ‘Magician’ by Raymond Feist. It is a book that draws inspiration from Tolkien and really transports you to a world of escapism and spawned many equally good sequels. Before teaching, I travelled extensively and Raymond kept me company for many a long, dark hour.
Q4. If you had a choice between two superpowers, being invisible or flying, which would you choose and why?
I would choose flying. I love the idea of wearing a GoPro to capture images of earth to then broadcast to remind people we are just one small planet in a vast expanse and that we should look after it and each other.