He has taught across the state and independent sectors, most recently at Kensington Prep School, where he was the Assistant Head for 5 years, and Head of English prior to this. While academia is very close to Dan’s heart, he believes pressured teaching a grave mistake, certain a happy child will be a positive and determined learner.
Dan teaches English and Critical Thinking across the school and runs History of Art Society. He wants his boys to be curious, questioning, empathetic thinkers who are able to demonstrate a real interest in themselves, in others, and in the world around them.
His belief that the prep school years are the most important years of all is best summed up by the line “the child is father of the man” from William Wordsworth’s poem, My Heart Leaps Up. Indeed, his own enjoyment of childhood and school life was the principal factor in him becoming a teacher.
Dan is an associategovernor of a local state school and sits on the IAPS Membership Committee.