TEACHING

"Pupils benefit from the expertise of a class teacher within the school who is a highly accomplished composer and instrumentalist.

 

He inspires all pupils during assembly and their tuneful and accurately pitched singing of hymns showed excellent awareness of the style and meaning of the hymns. Their singing filled the hall and greatly contributed to the quality of worship and of their spiritual, moral, social & cultural development." (OFSTED about Andy)

Andy has been teaching for well over 20 years, specialising in music and RE and teaching in both primary and secondary schools.

He began his teaching career as a Key Stage 2 class teacher in a primary school in south Manchester, before he and Bernie moved to Malvern in Worcestershire where he taught RE in a Catholic high school for 6 years and was responsible for the chaplaincy team and retreat programme.

Since moving to Lytham St Annes on the Fylde coast in 2001, Andy taught both Year 5 & Year 3 in Blackpool for 7 years, before becoming the music specialist in a Leyland junior school..

Andy has also been the assistant school chaplain in Cardinal Allen High School in Fleetwood with responsibility for music and liturgy and the music teacher at St Peter's RC Primary School in Lytham.

For a time Andy reduced his teaching hours when he was offered the post of Production Manager at Universe Catholic Radio, mixing audio, interviewing people and presenting his own show.

He has also taught music at other primary schools in Blackpool, and recently in Manchester.

Andy now teaches music in Lancashire and part-time in west London.