Tim Coates


Life before Teesside High School

I have taught, performed, examined and directed Drama and Theatre at schools and colleges across the UK and in South East Asia. My most recent productions have included Bugsy Malone, Little Shop of Horrors and an extensive adaptation of Macbeth.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Watching creativity and confidence blossom in young people. Drama is a powerful subject and often inspires a great deal of fun as part of the learning process. 

What do you enjoy most about Teesside High School?

The levels of Drama and Theatre that we can create together. This is mainly predicated on our students ability to be positive, open-minded, creative and to give anything a go. 

What is your favourite time of the year?

We have such beautiful grounds; it’s great to enjoy the changing seasons. However, a warm summer’s day cannot be beaten.

What do others say about you?

Creative, passionate, funny – at times perhaps a little untidy!

We have been awarded ‘Excellent’ by ISI!
We are delighted to have been awarded the highest grade during a recent inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.