Helping pupils to go further
“I aim to deliver outstanding pastoral care through listening, understanding and boundless enthusiasm in order to support pupils realise the opportunities available to them and the potential they have been gifted.”
Head of Year and Subject leader for Politics
Joined Trent College: 2018
Mr Setterington has a busy yet highly rewarding role at the school as a Head of Year and the Subject Leader for Politics.
Committed to the school community
Mr Setterington carefully divides his time at school across various responsibilities, all of which he finds highly rewarding.
As a Head of Year, he maintains an oversight of the academic, pastoral and co-curricular progress of the year group as well as building and fostering a sense of community amongst the pupils.
One evening a week, Mr Setterington can be found in the Bates boarding house as the Duty Tutor. With experience of running boarding houses for international English language summer schools in the UK and Switzerland, Mr Setterington is an expert in knowing how to balance evening prep with fun activities whilst ensuring the boarding house offers a welcoming home from home environment.
In addition, a further role sees Mr Setterington assisting the RAF section of the CCF programme. Mr Setterington was formerly a sponsored student himself in the Royal Air Force Reserve where he learnt to fly between the ages of 16 and 22, it is therefore an honour for Mr Setterington to provide similar opportunities for the pupils at Trent College. A highlight of his time at Trent so far is the CCF Field Day in 2019 which saw pupils challenge themselves during a variety of new activities.
Passionate for Politics
Mr Setterington teaches Politics at A Level to Sixth Form pupils and believes there has never been a more exciting time to study the subject. Before joining the Trent College community, Mr Setterington taught History & Politics at Hymers College in Hull and also experienced a short work placement for an MP which provided key insight into the political landscape.
During the period of remote learning in 2020 due to Coronavirus, Mr Setterington went above and beyond for his pupils to organise a series of online webinars with leading figures from the worlds of academia and politics in order to bring learning to life.