By Jaspreet Sandhu and Sarah Barnes

Jas and Sarah from our social media team have interviewed Mr Bagnall, Head of History and Politics, for our newest teacher interview! Some of you may know Mr Bagnall from history lessons, others from Teacher Karaoke, read on to find out more about his dream holiday, favourite food and most embarrassing moment…

How did you find coming into the school as a Head of subject?  

I found it tricky at first, because it was quite different from my previous school, however people are supportive so it has felt more comfortable and enjoyable now that I’ve settled in. In terms of the teaching experience itself, I’m really enjoying it as there’s so much personality, lots of people stopping to chat in corridors and a lot to do outside of subjects.

What is your favourite topic that you teach?  

Personally, its the assassination of President Kennedy, I really can talk about it for hours because there’s just so much to unpick!

What has been your favourite part of this year?

My holiday in the summer- karaoke, fairground rides, bungee jumping…

What’s your favourite film of all time?  

Rocky- he is the ultimate role model, has best theme tune, and he reminds me of myself.  

What’s your dream holiday and your favourite holiday you’ve been on?  

My dream holiday would be going to Hawaii; resting on beaches, relaxing, amazing scenery… My favourite holiday would have had to have been a 3 week tour round Vietnam. 

What is your most interesting story from a previous school?  

During that trip to Vietnam, I was bitten by poisonous spider, ended up in hospital for 2 weeks, and was almost killed- it was my most near death experience.

What is your favourite food?  

Fajitas, especially if I make them, so I can use as many jalapenos and chicken as I want.

What three items would you take with you onto a desert island? 

1) iPad- to provide endless entertainment

2)Nespresso coffee machine- don’t have to eat food-coffee will be enough for survival

3)Build a bear called snuggles

Would you kill 10 people to save 100? 

It depends on who they are, but not a chance if it is 10 friends. 

What is your most embarrassing moment… 

Recently, in France I was stopped at the border because they didn’t believe my age. I was interrogated because they didn’t think I was as old as I am, stuck for about 3 hours.

What is your favourite song and band?

Kendrick Lamar; the whole good kid mad city album.

BONUS QUESTION: What is your favourite country that you have visited?

USA full of variety one minute you’re in Alabama next in New York city, very different!


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