My name is Brendan Craggs and I am the Tuckwell Houseparent. I live on site, next door to Tuckwell with my wife Magdalena (Mags), sons Sullivan and Oskar, and Teddy our cat who loves roaming the corridors of Tuckwell.
I’m in charge of pastoral and academic welfare, so if anyone has a problem or needs permission to do something, they talk to me in the first instance. Basically I am here to look after everyone.
If I had to sum up the house, I would say that it is a huge amount of fun with a caring and supportive atmosphere. It is a home away from home with brilliant staff and Sixth Form pupils who help the younger pupils along the way.
When not directing proceedings in the house, I can be found teaching in the PE, and BTEC Sport department. On top of that, I coach the U15A rugby and cricket teams. Sport is my passion, and I am an avid Somerset CCC and a Bristol Bears fan. I love playing golf, cricket and have now ventured into the world of veteran’s football (YES, a veteran at 36 years old!). I am also getting used to being a dad and love spending time with the Tuckwell family as well as my own.