Phil Avery: Teaching on Ice

Age:  27  

Current job:  Geography teacher at Oxted School, Surrey


Previous job:  Marketing and store management for Boots the Chemist; Researcher for the BBC; Barman in Spain


Education:  BA Geography and PGCE Geography at Oxford University. GCSEs and A Levels at Cranbrook School


Sports:  Rowing, running, cycling


Favourite films:  City of God, The Pianist, The Power of One


Favourite books:  Beyond the Limits (Ranulph Fiennes), Survivial of the Fittest (Mike Stroud), The Famished Road (Ben Okri)


Favourite music: mainly bands with K in the title: Kasabian, Kings of Leon, Killers…but also Turin Brakes and jazz


Favourite foods:  Pork pies, baked Alaska, sea bass, bread and butter pudding


Pet hates:  People who put the work ‘like’ at the beginning of every sentence, yellow cars


Desert island/Antarctic luxury:  A photo album

Currently writing on teachingexpertise: Teaching on Ice – an Antarctic blog