My name is Mr. Potterton, but here in St. Andrew’s College, I am known simply as Mr. P.
For me, it is hard to believe that this is my thirtieth-year teaching in the Junior School. Originally, I am from a place called Trim in County Meath. Trim, famous for its Norman castle built in the 12th century and a little more recently for being the one-time home of William Rowan Hamilton the mathematician and astronomer. It has on several occasions won the title of being Ireland’s Tidiest Town.
With an interest in history, archaeology and English, I gained a degree in English and Archaeology from Trinity College Dublin in 1985. In 1994, I was awarded a B.Ed by the Church of Ireland College of Education.
I have been teaching in St. Andrew’s College Junior School since 1994. As a class teacher, I have taught P3, P4, P5 and P6. In more recent years, my role has been as a resource teacher. With many years’ experience in Junior school, my role this year as ‘Additional Support Teacher’ is well-served. I am really looking forward to being able to bring my outside interests and hobbies to the position.