Mr Shanley was an incredible teacher, he was the best teacher I had, my most favourite teacher and I've never forgotten him. I absolutely loved his lessons and his passion for the Classics. He inspired my life and made me who I am today.
Easily my favourite teacher. If not the most (always) entertaining teacher i had then by far the best. He made everyone, including the worst, pass the exams. A monument to dedication.
One of the best teachers Whitley Bay High will ever have. Bar one, he was the longest serving teacher on the staff. Very sorry to hear that he has retired, but it is probably well deserved.
Joe Shanley .. The undisputed king of whitley bay high school. This man taught me more about life, civilisation and society than any other teacher. He is funny, old fashioned and a dedicated teacher.
He really is quite funny with lots of stories to tell. He reads out of a book a lot it seems to be the only teaching method.
Fantastically "old-fashioned" teaching methods, hilarious and very dedicated to his subject - though he needs to relax a bit. Is it against site rules to ask if he's still there/back?
He is a mint teacher who has helped me with my subject, if it wasnt for him i probably wont pass my GCSE's thanks! Its a great shame he is off sick!
A great and funny teacher. He makes his subject interesting but he tends to ask me to 'speak geordie' a bit too much. Well ere we gans like: I'll be doon to tha toon wi me Newcastle Broon! Way aye!