MR RICHARD WADDINGTON BA (Hons), PGCE
Director of Studies, Head of Classics, L2 Tutor
Richard was educated at Eastbourne College, where he won the Duke of Devonshire Classics Prize. He read English Literature and Classical Studies at Reading University, where he became an Army Bursar. Richard opted for teaching, gaining his PGCE (Classics) at St. Mary’s University College, London. Working in preparatory schools since the 1990s, Richard has successfully taught English, Greek, History, Latin and Religious Studies to 13+. He has been Head of Classics at Northwood Prep since 1999, during which period he has also been, at different times, Head of History and Head of Religious Studies. Richard has written several textbooks for the School, and is an ISEB 13+ Examination Setter. As Director of Studies he leads the Heads of Subject as they teach the broad and wonderfully rich preparatory school syllabus, and he is responsible for managing assessment data in the School. When not teaching, Richard is a keen cyclist, and a self-confessed rugby nut. He is also a fan of (in no particular order) JRR Tolkien, science fiction, ancient epic and history, and Test Match Special. Richard is married to Marina, and has a daughter, Emily, and a son, Noah.