Mr Paul Dennis is our new Head of History. Before joining us at Bedford Prep, Mr Dennis taught at Wellingborough School. An avid sports fan and player he enjoys rugby (he plays for Wellingborough RFC), cricket (playing for the Old Leysians in the village cricket leagues) and skiing. He also loves to travel, especially spending time in the Lake District and North Norfolk.
Fun fact: at school, he was taught by both Mr Silk and Mr Studd!
Mr Ben Gibson joins us this term to teach English, and will also be helping boys with special educational needs in the New Year. Mr Gibson recently moved back to the UK from Hong Kong where he taught English at Harrow International School, and his two young sons join us this year in the Prep School. Mr Gibson is also a sports fan. At his last school, he coached rugby and football and was part of the school choir and chamber choir. Unsurprisingly for an English teacher, Mr Gibson loves reading and is currently enjoying the work of John le Carré.
Mrs Patsy Turton is our new Prep School Speech and Drama Co-ordinator and joins us from St Andrews’ School and Rushmoor School. Mrs Turton is also Artistic Director of her own performance company as well as a teacher of dance, and even choreographed and directed a piece for the 2015 Rugby World Cup opening ceremony! She has two daughters who also love to dance. Mrs Turton also enjoys reading and travelling.