Full name:

Daniel Everest

Where did you grow up?

Outside a little village called Stanbridge surrounded by fields. I used to ride my pony to and from the village school every day.


BA (Hons) History and Education QTS at the University of Chichester, one of the oldest teacher training schools in the country. I have taught in England, Hong Kong and Germany.

Your previous role at King’s Ely:

Head of Computing and Digital Innovation for KEJ and 6DE Form Tutor.

Your new role at King’s Ely:

I am still Head of Computing but I am now the Key Stage 2 Coordinator, combining the roles of both Mrs Wynne-Jones and Mrs Sivier. Following in their footsteps is a rather daunting but exciting challenge.

What do you enjoy most about working at King’s Ely?

I love the fact that the school has something to offer to every student, no matter what their passion, skill or interest. It is a fun and rewarding school to work in as a teacher. I also love getting to play with lots of cool tech!

Hobbies/interests outside of school:

I love cycling, reading and watching movies. I am slowly improving my cooking skills and have recently taken up jogging!

Any pets?

Growing up I was surrounded by animals: dogs, cats and lots of ponies. We recently welcomed a kitten (Luna) into our home. My daughter also has a hamster – who bit me in the holidays – he is now called ‘Horrid Henry’.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

I have to grow up? Perhaps a wizard or a ninja…maybe both…combined.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

Teleportation. Although I have travelled, there is so much of the world I still want to see. It would really cut down on the cost of flights and my carbon footprint if I could teleport myself and others.

What was the last book you read?

I am currently reading ‘The Minders’ by John Marrs (author of ‘The One’). The next book on my Kindle is ‘The Midnight Library’ by Matt Haig (a favourite author of mine).

What song are you most likely to sing at a karaoke?

I do not do karaoke. I have to think of others!

What is your favourite film?

I love lots of sci-fi films. I have been re-watching the Marvel films over the summer.

Do you have any phobias or fears?

I dislike spiders and detest wasps.

Name three things you would want with you if stranded on a desert island for a week:

I would love to be stranded on a ‘dessert’ island! I would need a spoon of course, some good red wine to drink and a comfy bed to help sleep off the yumminess.

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