I studied music at The Royal Academy of Music in London because I thought I was the next Nigel Kennedy. When I discovered I wasn’t the next Nigel Kennedy I went into teaching and then found I loved it. After teaching music in England I decided to go abroad and came to The British School, Warsaw in 1996. I loved doing musicals and preparing for concerts and seeing children improve their recorder playing in class. After 15 years teaching music I decided to change to teach a Primary class. It’s simply the most exciting job I’ve ever done. I think that both my class and I are learning everyday.
My mother always says I could get a job as a Mr Bean stand in if needs be. I love to compose music for kids, do Nordic walking and always have a book on the go. I’ve also recently discovered the joys of gardening on my allotment on the mean streets of Praga where I now live. My favourite achievement to date is becoming a solo glider pilot in 1976.
Highest Quality Learning
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What the students say
Mr Fitzgibbon tries to be funny; sometimes he is.
What fits me fits gibbon.
Mr Fitzgibbon makes us work too hard.