"A good education is to emphasise the positive aspects of what a child can do and then build on this"
Having only recently started working at BIC Sant Agustí, Mr. Hodson has enjoyed getting to know Year 4 and all the interesting characters that make it up. Being an experienced teacher, Mr. Hodson has been very impressed with the high standard of work that Year 4 has produced so far this year and how welcoming all his pupils have been.
Mr. Hodson really enjoys the children´s love for learning and the interesting and challenging questions they ask. In fact, he finds that hearing their views makes him think in more depth about these subjects himself. He also feels that the key to a good education is to emphasise the positive aspects of what a child can do and then build on this, as once children see the results of their hard work, they start to feel a sense of pride in their abilities, which makes them want to learn more.
Prior to working at BIC, Mr Hodson worked in schools based in Cornwall, England. His last school, Tretherras Community College, was located in Newquay, which has some of the best surfing beaches in the world. Unfortunately, Mr. Hodson´s surfing is as good as his Spanish, so instead of grabbing a board and running in slow motion along the beach, he ran in slow motion on the squash and basketball courts at the local sports centre. He and his wife moved to Mallorca last September and having moved to their new home in Ariany, they are both busy in their new jobs and with a mountain of DIY tasks.