Dr Gordon West
Position: Deputy Head of Sixth Form, Teacher, Head of Careers, Assistant Housemaster
Department: Business Studies,
Qualifications: MBA Sterling, LLM Leicester, DBA Bath
Telephone: 01280 818426, 01280 818339
Life before Stowe
Before Stowe I was Director of Skills for a SME in the further education sector for 13 years.
What do you enjoy most about your subject?
Every day the Business and Careers curriculum is applicable to real world economic, business and labour market events and trends. No day is boring and this helps to bring these subjects alive in the classroom and through the careers programme.
What do you enjoy most about Stowe?
The wonderfully diverse pupils, historic grounds and the wonderful teaching resources we have at Stowe. I have found the staff at Stowe a huge resource, as everyone is happy to help, so we can focus on ensuring Stoics are successful, happy and healthy.
What is your favourite Lesson?
My favourite lessons are those when pupils stretch and challenge themselves beyond what I have planned. We are lucky at Stowe, as so many pupils are engaged in the subject and look beyond the classroom to real world applications.
What do others say about you?
Probably that I’m a bit excitable. Energy in business lessons and careers talks is never in short supply.
Head of Careers and Assistant Housemaster (West House).
Time with my family, walking Dobby (our resident careers department Dalmatian) and I try to look after our Darwinian garden at home during school holidays.