What qualities do you need to work at Dallington?
Good organisational skills, attention to detail, flexibility and a good sense of humour! Being kind, understanding and a good listener helps too.
What is unique about Dallington?
The informal approach to teaching and learning with boundaries – teaching the children to be self-disciplined and self-regulated whilst really listening to the children.
How many years have you been working with children and how many of those have been at Dallington?
Who or what inspires you?
My Dad inspired me and so does Mogg.
What is the hardest thing you have ever done?
The last week of an academic year at Dallington! (and climbing Monte Barigazzo at 1285 meters.)
Tell us a funny children’s anecdote...
Riccardo (aged 7) asked Claudio and I where we would go to live when he got married because he thought the house would automatically become his and we moved out!
If you had a wish, what would it be?
To skydive – as long as the parachute opens!
What was your experience at your school?
It was a positive experience – I enjoyed both Primary and Secondary – made good friendships and I was happy at school.
What do you wish you had known at school that you know now?
That there are far more choices and opportunities in the big wide world that what was offered to us in 1971.
What makes you happy/sad?
Spending as much time as possible with my close family makes me very happy. Losing someone close to me makes me sad. Thinking that someone doesn’t like me, makes me sad too.
Tell us something you have learned from a child...
That being honest is always best. Say what you feel and what you believe.
Tell us a secret…
I like driving fast! 140mph Calais to Reims.
Tell us a joke!
Q: What do prisoners use to talk to each other?
A: A cell phone!
If you could learn anything, what would it be?
If you weren’t in the job you are now, what would you like to do or be?