Ian graduated with a degree in music from Sheffield University in 1995 and trained as a teacher at Durham University. For the past 23 years, Ian has been a music teacher and Director of Music in a variety of schools, both independent and state, within Bromley and other areas of the country.
He was accredited as an AST (Advanced Skills Teacher) in 2002 and has led teaching training courses for both PGCE music students as well as leadership courses, as a trained facilitator through the National College of School Leadership.
Ian continues to perform regularly on his main instrument, trumpet, as Principal Trumpet of the award winning XBY Concert Band and the Polished Brass Quintet. He is also very active as a conductor and ensemble director in South East London. For the past 6 years, Ian enjoyed the challenges of the role of Principal of Bromley Youth Music Trust (BYMT). The concept of Music Hubs and closer collaboration between curriculum and extra (or co) curriculum music was central to Ian’s leadership of BYMT and the Bromley Music Education Hub. At the heart rests his fundamental philosophy for the education of children, which is, opportunity for all. Ian is now delighted to be taking on the role of Head of Creative and Performing Arts at Farringtons School and working with an outstanding team of teachers that offers a very broad Arts offer across both the Junior and Senior Schools. Indeed, he is pleased to be able to broaden this offer further with the introduction of Music Production/Music Technology in the Senior School. Outside of work, Ian is a competitive tennis player and member of the Bromley Lawn Tennis Club.
Welcome to Farringtons School Ian!