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Pleased to Meet you....Joe Shepley Clarke

This week we are pleased to meet Mrs Joe Shepley Clarke, Head of English

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Where are you from originally?

Derbyshire, UK

Have you lived in any other countries?

Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia

Where and what did you study for your education? 

BA (Hons) English Language and Literature (Durham University); PGCE English and Drama (Manchester University); MA Education (Manchester Metropolitan University).

How long have you been at TBS?

This is my first academic year here

What do you enjoy most about teaching at our school? Our students

What are you most looking forward to in the 2019/2020 academic year?

Lots of things! I am introducing range of new KS3 literature texts into the English Department that I am looking forward to teaching; there are new IB Literature and Language and Literature courses starting in September; next academic year sees the arrival of Julliard Drama- I am looking forward to cross-curricular links.

 

Whose your favourite historian/scientist/literary figure and why?

At the moment it's Alain de Botton; his 'The Art of Travel' is a mixture of historical extracts and personal philosophising- it dares to ask what the point is of travel!

 

What is your favourite thing about living in Warsaw, Poland?

Cycle paths

 

What do you miss most from home?

Crumpets