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Introducing.....Dave Sperring, Leader of Technology

My name is David Sperring and I rejoined the staff at FAN this September as Lead of Technology. I first started teaching at Fakenham High School in 1993 as a newly qualified teacher of DT having graduated from the College of St Mark and St John in Plymouth. Both of my children attended the school and I left the staff in the same year that my youngest son completed his compulsory education. I worked at the Pupil Referral Unit in Kings Lynn for six years during which time it became a part of the Short Stay School for Norfolk. I came into teaching quite late in life (31) after serving an apprenticeship and working in engineering for ten years after leaving Portway Comprehensive School in Bristol.

I have lived in Fakenham ever since moving to Norfolk and enjoy living amongst the community where I work, it is pleasing to bump into ex-pupils and catch up with their successes both locally and further afield. I have been a member of Fakenham Rugby Club since moving to the town and played regularly until my fiftieth birthday when I finally hung up my boots. During my playing career I was very fortunate in being able to play alongside both of my sons who are now carrying on the family tradition as club members themselves.

In my spare time nowadays I prefer more leisurely pursuits and can often be found walking the beautiful local beaches with my wife Evelyn and our dogs. I also enjoy cooking (anything in a pot), reading (lots of historical fiction) and listening to music (anything from ska to classical). I have recently taken up woodturning and enjoy making lots of different things from driftwood scavenged on the beach.