In Conversation with Mark Aitchison, Head of Music
Tell me about your background as a music teacher – where you started from and what brought you to Droitwich Spa High School?
Following a degree at Cardiff University, and teacher training at the University of Wales Institute, I taught at several schools. Then I came out of the classroom and taught as a peripatetic for a while. In 2011 I started doing one day a week at All Saints Academy, Cheltenham and that built up to full time. Then I progressed to become Head of Music at Droitwich Spa High School in 2018.
of listening, as well as key theory skills, in a way which was manageable in terms of workload had a significant positive impact on pupil progress.”