James

Previous School:

Reigate

When did you attend Reigate College and what did you study?

I joined Reigate College from Reigate School in 1997 and studied A Levels in PE, Biology, Maths and General Studies.

What did you do when you left Reigate?

When I left College I went on to study Physical Education at Leeds Metropolitan University. I came back to the College in 2002 to do some work experience in the PE department. It was definitely strange seeing things from the other side of the fence! I stayed on to do my teacher training at uni and have now been teaching for 6 years. How time flies! I’m currently working at a Sports College in Kent and am head of Key Stage 4 PE, which I love. I also coach football youth teams across Kent, which I find really rewarding.

Did you enjoy your time at Reigate?

I have many great memories of Reigate College including winning the Football league, an entertaining Biology field trip and Mr Dreux’s ‘dramatic’ maths lessons!

I made some fantastic friends during my time at the College and many of the teachers have made a huge impact on my life. The College not only helped my academic studies, but helped me develop some key life-skills through the fantastic pastoral system that’s in place.

James Hopper

Left Reigate College: 1998

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