Members of our Northgate News Team have decided to find out a bit more about staff at Northgate. With that in mind, our keen reporters Chris and Corey, met with Mr Oldfield, Head of RE and Citizenship and Laboratory school Coordinator, for a quick chat.

1) Where did you grow up?

My father moved to Glasgow for work which is where I was born but then we later moved to Bolton.

2) What is your role at Northgate?

I am Head of RE and Citizenship but more recently have become the Laboratory School Coordinator. Laboratory Schools are a network of schools which are committed to find the best methods of teaching and educating students through different research.

3) How long have you been at Northgate?

I have been working at Northgate since 2007, so 14 years! Before that I worked in Manchester.

4) What do you enjoy about your job?

I enjoy teaching about society and ethics – it’s an interesting subject to teach and I enjoy talking!

5) What are your hobbies?

I enjoy reading, playing on the Xbox, playing my guitar and watching and supporting Bolton Wanderers Football Club!

6) Xbox or Playstation?

Xbox – because the controllers are better

Facts: Mr Oldfield likes Cornish vanilla ice cream, his favourite streaming service is Disney+ and his favourite TV show is the US Office.

A big thank you to Mr Oldfield for taking the time to meet with us and answer our questions.

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