Welcome to New Staff – September 2023

It is an absolute pleasure to welcome our wonderful new colleagues to Rossall School.

Mr Ben Powell

Name: Ben Powell
Rossall role: Deputy Head (Pastoral) and Teacher of Religious Studies 
Work history: I trained as a teacher at Stonyhurst College, where I was also a Deputy Boarding Master for Year 12. After this I moved to St Benedict’s School in Ealing, London where I taught Religious Studies and Theology for two years. I then moved to St Edmund’s College, Ware, Hertfordshire where I was Head of Sixth Form, and just prior to joining Rossall I spent one year back at Stonyhurst College as Acting Head of Religious Studies and Theology and PSHE Coordinator.
First impressions of Rossall: Firstly, what has struck me is how happy and how engaged the students are in both lessons and around the school. The sense of community is so evident in their relationships with each other and staff. Secondly, it is so inspiring to see how proud both students and staff are to be at Rossall. 
Favourite bit of Rossall so far: Firstly, the brilliant Chaos Games that the Boarders took part in last Sunday in the Square. It was amazing to witness the team work and House spirit amongst all of the Boarders. Secondly, I have enjoyed getting into the classroom and meeting so many students and witnessing their love of learning. 

Dr Tom Fraser-Bourne

Name: Tom Fraser-Bourne
Rossall role: Director of Studies and Teacher of Mathematics
Work history: I trained on the job as a Teacher of Mathematics at Brentwood School (2017-2020) before taking on the Head of Mathematics role at Bryanston School (2020-2023). Prior to teaching, I completed my PhD in Mathematics at the University of St Andrews specialising in algebra and theoretical computer science.
First impressions of Rossall: A friendly and welcoming body of staff, students and parents. A glorious campus (though the weather’s certainly helped this week!) and lots of positive, can-do attitudes all around!
Favourite bit of Rossall so far: The commitment to academics, desire to learn and levels of resilience shown by the students.