☰ My First Year at Norfolk House (By Mr. Rob Ashton)

My First Year at Norfolk House (By Mr. Rob Ashton)

Posted on: July 8th 2013

I commenced my first year at Norfolk House in September. My role was to be the Form 6 teacher and Head of Maths. I may have appeared nervous at first, but my nervousness soon disappeared. In the period of September to Christmas it was all about establishing relationships with all the KS2 children, particularly Form 5 and 6, who I was teaching on a daily basis. I particularly enjoyed the daily challenge of building relationships and working closely with Form 6 with their preparations for their external Maths exams. The joyful smiles of the Form 6 children when they found out the results of their exams was priceless and filled me with immense pride in that all their hard work had resulted in an overriding sense of achievement for each child.

I have particularly enjoyed the importance of attempting to provide a positive male role model to all children. The staff, children, and parents have all been totally fantastic. I am glad they understood my Midlands accent and that I don’t need a translator. The year has gone so very quickly but my abiding memories will always be the children’s joy, smiles and laughter as well as the hope that they bring to us all. Norfolk House School is unique because of the children, what the school offers and the sense of belonging to the NH family. The only way I can sum up my first year at Norfolk House is in the Tina Turner song ‘Simply the Best’. It really has proved to be the best.

Mr. Rob Ashton

← All news stories

Request a Prospectus E-Newsletter Photo Gallery

Back to the top