Acting Head of HSIE and the Assistant Head of Thompson House

Mr Spencer Goddard

I am the Acting Head of HSIE and the Assistant Head of Thompson House on the Scots Campus. I started teaching History at All Saints’ College from 2008. Before I became a teacher, I did heritage building restoration in Sydney. I have a love of sport and played soccer as a youngster and cricket into my late 20s. I was the Master in Charge of Cricket and the First XI coach whilst at All Saints’ College.

I have been fortunate to take three school tours to Europe, from London and the Western Front battlefields, through Germany and into Rome and the Bay of Naples. The world really is the best classroom; travelling brings my passions of teaching and history alive. I hope to travel again soon.

My favourite part of teaching is being in the classroom with students. I am a strong advocate of freedom of expression and that learning should be fun and explorative. I am incredibly lucky to teach students who love sharing their opinions, have a laugh and being intellectually challenged. I like my History classrooms to be safe havens of critical thought and the analysis of controversial ideas, to understand the vicissitudes of the people who have shaped our world. We manage to have a good time whilst navigating the syllabus together.

Scots All Saints has a dedicated and supportive staff, many of whom I consider friends. It is great to work at place where people genuinely care for each other and share laughter – the best stress reliever! I am fortunate to have a loving wife who also works in boarding, and two sons who attend the College. We are all very excited to be a part of the building of our new school and the opportunities it brings to our rural community.

Mr Spencer Goddard

Acting Head of HSIE and the Assistant Head of Thompson House

“I have taken three school tours to Europe, from London and the Western Front battlefields, through Germany and into Rome and the Bay of Naples. The world really is the best classroom; travelling brings my passions of teaching and history alive.”

We are all very excited to be a part of the building of our new school and the opportunities it brings to our rural community.