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 Peter Holden

What has been the highlight of your career?

Working with those who have so little but give so much.

What part of your job do you enjoy the most?

Meeting past students and seeing how well they have progressed and succeeded.

Has your career taken you to any interesting places?

Following a change in my personal circumstances and the desire to do something new, I took up the offer to teach in a school in India and my stay there lasted for four years.

One Thing Students Won't Know About Me...

 I taught and lived in india for 4 years.


By my late forties and after a range of careers including forming and running my own business I came to a point (inspired by the loss of said company, home, etc.) where I decided to take a Degree as a mature student. I selected Philosophy, History and Film as my subject areas and spent three enjoyable years studying in Boston College and De Montfort University, Leicester.
During the final weeks of my degree I was given the opportunity to help with an A-level History course at Boston College which led to me being offered a place to teach the following year. From there I progressed to teaching a range of subjects and eventually work on the Access to Higher Education programme.
After teaching in India for four years Boston College offered me a new teaching place on the A-level World Development programme and I have been here ever since.