Teacher Spotlight - Mr Robertson













This week’s interview focuses on Bruce Robertson, the new head of Social Sciences in Madras College, as interviewed by Cameron Shepherd.


Full Name:

Bruce Robertson

  Place of Birth:
Dundee University studying History and Politics and teacher training at Durham University.
Looking after my two small children, travelling, foraging through the annals of history and five-a-side-football.
  Interesting fact:
Worked as a medieval knight at a theme park in Canada.



What do you think of your new position at Madras College?

Mr Robertson
I am enjoying the job and am really pleased to be managing the Social Sciences, working with a team of such dedicated staff members. I have been made to feel very welcome in my new role.


Why do you think History is an important subject?

Mr Robertson
History is an important subject as it provides people with a sense of identity and enables you to learn where you came from. Also those who do not learn from History are doomed to make the same mistakes as those in the past. But most importantly, History is fun.


What advice would you give to someone who is thinking of pursuing a career in teaching?

Mr Robertson
To be passionate about their subject, to get to know each pupil as an individual but most importantly to learn about their own strengths and weaknesses.


Finally what is the most embarrassing thing that you have ever done?

Mr Robertson
I was invited to a wedding in Africa and it was only at the end of the night that I realized I didn’t know anyone except the people I had arrived with and that I was in fact at the wrong wedding. I still had a good time though.


Thank you very much.

by Cameron Shepherd