Our School Reporters for 2021/22 sat down to interview Mr Ben, our Headmaster, about his time at Finton so far and looking towards the future…
What was your favourite subject when you were at school?
DT was the only exciting subject, but I did also like English. I hated Latin because we used to have to recite verbs and if we got it wrong, we used to get hit over the head with a Greek Mythology book!
Did you always want to become a Headmaster?
No I didn’t – I always wanted to do something creative or adventurous. I wish I had been brave enough to do something like swim the channel or walk across the world! I ended up doing a degree in DT which included teaching and it all went from there.
When you’ve finished your time at Finton, what would you like the School to look like?
On the leading edge of education over the next 50 years; particularly regarding pastoral care and helping pupils to lead a healthy life and preparing them to go forwards in life.
What’s your favourite School lunch?
Deli day – because there is so much choice! I usually get carried away and choose too much, though…
The School Reporters also conducted a pitchside interview with Mr Anthony, Head of Games, which can be watched on our Instagram account.