Mr Gavin Moffat
Position: Grafton Housemaster
Department: Grafton House,
Qualifications: BA Durham, MEd Buckingham
Telephone: 01280 818218, 01280 818254, 07938 751509
Life before Stowe
Having graduated from Durham University and then Cambridge University as a post-graduate, I began my career at Arnold School, Blackpool before moving to The Leys School, Cambridge to be Head of French. I arrived at Stowe having spent three happy years at Sherborne School, Dorset.
What do you enjoy most about your subject?
The ability to communicate in a foreign language and to study a different lifestyle and culture is priceless. To visit France and any French speaking country and enjoy the myriad of experiences these countries offer is very rewarding.
What do you enjoy most about Stowe?
Undoubtedly the friendliness and professionalism of everyone who work at Stowe- whether that be fellow members of staff, the maintenance team, the catering department, Stoics or parents. Everyone is incredibly supportive of each other.
What is your favourite Lesson?
It would have to be teaching French literature to a keen Upper Sixth Form group of linguists. To see pupils laugh at 17th Century Molière or be absorbed by 20th Century Ionesco is a sight to behold.
What do others say about you?
As a Housemaster I hope to be seen to be organised, energetic and supportive of the boys in Grafton whilst encouraging them to give their all in all aspects of Stowe life.
I coach the Colts A rugby team and 7s squad in the winter and the Junior Colts A cricket team in the summer.
I'm a complete outdoor type/sports nut and therefore I'll watch and play most sports. I also enjoy skiing and travel but watching my two daughters growing up gives me the most pleasure in life.