Bedales teachers: who do you think they are?

Can you guess which teacher was nearly eaten by a lion, who used to be a paintball instructor, who had ice put down their back by Robbie Coltrane, and who spent time shadowing a graffiti artist on the New York subway system? Over recent weeks some new Teacher Profiles have been added to the website. Bedales Head of Global Awareness, Annabel Smith, gives us an insight into her travels and work, her plans at Bedales and what it is about the school that she finds particularly engaging. First of the Bedales Art department to be profiled, Frances Vigars, tells us about her inspirations, what she aims to instil in students, and reflects on the wonderful relationships and respect between students, staff and the environment. Teacher of English, Jen Moore, talks about her best memory of Bedales: her first handshaking, and Teacher of Drama and Housemistress, Jenni Brittain, tells us what she thinks makes Bedales special.

Annabel SmithFrances VigarsJennifer MooreJenni Brittain


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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