Mr John Powell MBE

Head of Performing Arts 1971-2011

Mr John Powell, born in Abergavenny, South Wales was appointed as a Music Teacher at Davenant Foundation School in 1971.  At that time, the school was a small, 2 form entry Grammar School for boys.  The Music Department grew from nothing into a thriving, highly successful department.  In 1990 John was promoted to Head of Performing Arts.  Some of the highlights during John's time at the school include 6 Music Tours, 8 School Musicals, 3 Performing Arts Festivals held at Copped Hall and many many more.  John was nominated for a Teacher Award and was awarded the Tedd Wragg Lifetime Award in 2008.  Following this success, John went on to be awarded an MBE in October 2009.

Ted Wragg Lifetime Award - 2008
MBE - Awarded October 2009

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