Mr Ashley Craig
Before taking on the role of Secondary School Coordinator and general classroom teacher with a mathematics focus in EtonHouse, I taught Year 3 for four years. Previous to my teaching career, I spent ten years as a political cartoonist and illustrator for various newspapers around the world. I have recently had my first book for children published and have also set up an educational website.
With this background, I enjoy encouraging students to get creative in all subjects. My philosophy is to foster an environment of exploration, to take risks and make connections between topics, subjects, the classroom and the real world. Each child is an individual, with different needs and interests. I feel that lessons should be personalised so that students not only reach attainable targets, but enjoy the journey getting there.
I am a firm believer in the importance of sport for young people as a way of building resilience, social and thinking skills. Having played rugby to a semi-professional level, I realise the satisfaction that sport can bring, so encourage all students to ‘have a go’.
I hold a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree from The Open University and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Sunderland in the United Kingdom.