Graeme Turner, Burton Bank’s Housemaster
Graeme Turner, who became Housemaster of McClure in 2009 and now Housemaster of Burton Bank from Autumn 2015, is an Old Wrekinian. After leaving school he studied Chemistry at the University of Wales, Bangor and Bath University. A keen sportsman, he represented the Welsh Universities at rugby on numerous occasions and has continued his love for the game in being Director of Rugby at Mill Hill. In 2008, Graeme coached the 1st XV to an undefeated for the first time since 1950.
Graeme started his teaching career in Botswana where he worked in a small secondary school in a township on the outskirts of Selebi Phikwe for three years. In this time travelled extensively throughout Southern Africa and also gained his Private Pilot’s Licence. On returning from Africa, Graeme took up his post of Teacher of Chemistry at Mill Hill in 2000. After four years of working as a Resident Tutor in Collinson, Graeme was appointed Director of Rugby in January 2005 and has run successful tours to Canada, New Zealand and South America. More recently, he has set up a new Partnership Scheme with the charity, Tag Rugby Trust in Zambia. In his free time, Graeme enjoys taking part in triathlons and recently completed Ironman France, running, playing golf and travelling. He is married to Laura and has three children, Sienna,Jake and Hudson.