Having been educated at both Eagle House and Wellington, Mike is no stranger to Wellington, and he looks back extremely fondly on his Anglesey days. Mike is a linguist and graduated from Durham University in 2008 before starting at Ashdown House Prep School in 2009 as a Post Grad. He then went on to do a PGCE in Modern Languages (Spanish and French) at Oxford University before starting out as a new teacher at Wellington in 2010. He really enjoyed his first stint in the Wellington Common Room where he taught Spanish and French and was an Assistant Housemaster in the Talbot (having initially started as a tutor in the Murray). Outside of class, he was a rugby coach and active member of the Jazz band and RN CCF and would often be seen chugging around on a safety boat at Horseshoe Lake whilst he was running the sailing club (one of his favourite co-curricular activities).
He then moved on to Bradfield College in 2016 as Head of Spanish and quickly took on running of the badminton club. He also tutored in various girls’ and boys’ houses over his time there and found his time in Faulkner’s (a co-educational Year 9 boarding house) as a Deputy Housemaster on the girls’ side hugely rewarding, especially when he ran the house for half a term in the Housemistress’ absence.
Mike (re)returned to Wellington in January 2022 with his wife Emma (a Physics teacher at Wellington) and they have two young children – Oscar and Lucy. Their cat, Poppet, will also be seen wondering the Wellington grounds. When not in house, Mike will often be found doing something to keep him busy whether that is travelling, hiking, cooking, or listening to 80s music with the family!
The Murray can be found right at the heart of school over two floors of the historic main College buildings, and is therefore conveniently located close to the library, most classrooms, sports facilities and, arguably most importantly, the dining hall. Home to some 72 boys during term-time, the Murray is known for being a particularly friendly, diverse and supportive House, perhaps partly due to its rich tapestry of local families and UK-based boys, British expatriate families, and international boarders. We strive to foster an environment underpinned by honesty, kindness and hard-work where boys, both junior and senior, look out for each other and take genuine pride in the House as well as their own and each other’s achievements.