This half term – we spent 3 minutes with:
Mr Hobbis – Lead Teacher, History
1. What inspired you to teach?
I found myself naturally drawn to teaching. I completed work experience at Studley High School many moons ago, when I was at AGS, doing my A Levels and thought that this was something for me. This continued at University. I used to do tutoring and really enjoyed helping students achieve their goals. Also, I love History! I love the quote from Dan Snow that ‘History is the most exciting thing that has ever happened to anyone on this planet!’ and can’t agree more.
2. A day in the life of you….
I like to get up early and get into work for about 7:15am. I then prepare for the day ahead, obviously making a cuppa beforehand. I’ll attend any meetings and then it’s mainly teaching from 8:30-3pm. If I have any time to spare, I normally work with pupils or respond to emails. Once the day is finished, it’s back to planning ahead for the History department – including lessons, curriculum, assessments and of course, marking. This fills my time until about 6pm, when I leave work and head home. Then it all begins again the next day!
3. Proudest moment….
This is a tough one! Probably the graduation for my Masters. It is the culmination of the past 20 years of formal education…
5. Last box set/film you watched
I’ve just finished watching ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ – not for the faint-hearted… I’m just about to move onto ‘Making of a Murderer’ – Season Two but need to finish Season Two of ‘The Sinner’ first.
6. No.1 item on your Christmas list
I’m not one for presents. I very rarely ask for much and can’t think of anything at the moment…I’ll go with the old saying “health and happiness”!