My name is Mr Johnston and I am Jackdaws’ teacher. I have taught at The Bawburgh School for just over four years, but had a further year training here with Mr Easterbrook and Mrs Staff as mentors. I love the place. The size allows everyone a chance to get to know each other and more importantly, help each other. The friendly attitude of everyone here makes teaching at Bawburgh a real joy. The setting is also amazing. Many is the time we’ve stopped a lesson to stare at a kestrel, heron or marsh harrier as it flies by.
I am a passionate teacher. There is nothing more satisfying then when working with children, you see that little smile when they finally grasp a problem they have been wrestling with. Further, they have the capacity to surprise you with their thinking and inventiveness and this invariably makes me grin and often think of things in a different light.
At home, I have two young children, William and Rosie and am married to Lucy. We live in the South of Norfolk and love the opportunity to go for walks or bike rides. I love my films, cycling, coaching rugby and Beccles RUFC and helping as a governor at Loddon Primary Federation. So, all in all, it’s a rather busy but fun life.
BTW That’s not really a picture of me, but my class will get the joke!