I was at B.M.S. between 1985 and 1988. Unfortunately I nearly gave him a nervous breakdown and I was moved to Mr Nicholsons English class. He was however, a decent teacher. So 5 stars for him out of guilt if nothing else!
He was a poor manager. Had opportunities to deal with issues effectively then executed badly using outmoded techniques. He can only be partly blamed for that, as during that era (1991-1994) there was a clear lack of good management at that school, and a poisonous culture was allowed to fester. Nevertheless, he was an excellent English literature teacher. I recall his passion, enthusiasm, and perfect communication when relating 'A streetcar named desire'. First class. Couldn't ask for more.
Chris taught me at Reading Blue Coat School Sonning around the mid '70's and hey was a really great guy! And if that don't get me ten out of ten, I don't know what will.
Thanks for everything Barcock. Amazing teacher. You were harsh but fair (gave me a lot of grief but I deserved it!) and I learnt so much from you. Enjoy your retirment
Chris Barcock was the most inspiring English teacher I ever had. His passion for his subject unsurpassed. Passion plus intellect, loyalty and drive makes for the perfect learning environment.Thank you
v good teacher. on our wave-length but knows his stuff too
Never had him as a teacher. Mostly remember him for patrolling the corridors looking for running, bad dress, etc. Very firm yet very fair and could also show kindness when needed. Good egg.
load of respect 4 him, even after the suspention . . .
best teacher ive ever encountered...simply a legend..and jst soo good at teaching what he teaches..an inspiration
good teacher and would like to congratulate him in gaining a son in law in the form of Mr Garrat
I agree, much better at running the place. Big B is a top bloke
Absolute ledgend bout 20 times better at leading school than stevie