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Andrew Brown - Head of English

Andrew joined Dauntsey’s in 2002. As Head of English, he is responsible for overseeing the way the subject is taught throughout the School.

During his time at Dauntsey’s, Andrew has also been in charge of EPQ (Extended Project Qualification), the Complementary Curriculum and General Studies. He also edited the School magazine, 'The Dauntseian', for six years and was a tutor in Rendell House and Hemens House. 

Prior to joining Dauntsey’s, he worked in three schools, two overseas and one in Derby. He was Head of English in both of the overseas schools.

More about Andrew…

What do you enjoy most about your subject?

I love to see pupils gain confidence with language, to realise that they have their own ideas and that they are able to express themselves convincingly.

What do you enjoy most about life at Dauntsey’s?

I like the people best of all. My colleagues in the English Department are an inspiring bunch and the pupils are always interesting, and sometimes surprising.

Your favourite place on earth and why?

I really like to be at home with my family and my dog. That's where I'm most happy. Further afield,
I used to live in Mexico and there are two beaches there that I loved and would like to go back to one day.

If you could have a “superpower”, what would it be and why?

I'd like to put the world on pause every now and again and walk around, like in 'The Matrix'.

Which book is top of your pile right now?

10:04 by Ben Lerner, but it won't get read for a little while. I'm currently reading Beasts Royal, Twelve Tales of Adventure by Patrick O'Brian which is a great read and only available for the first time since the 1930s.

More about the English Department

In the English Department, we come in to work in the morning to develop critical thinking skills in our pupils, asking them to analyse, question and think effectively about the material with which they are presented in their lives. We want pupils, by the time that they complete their compulsory English lessons, to be able to use language with a high degree of proficiency, to communicate well in any situation and to express themselves precisely. – find out more