Mr Benjamin Cross joined POWIIS in 2020 and will take on the role of Head of Year 11 from September 2021. He is looking forward to the challenges and lifelong successes this key year will bring. Year 11 is the culmination of every student’s educational journey to date and is an educational gateway, unlocking access to higher education and further fields of study. Mr Cross is excited to help guide the next cohort of Year 11 students through their exams and the transition into the next stage of their journey to an ever-growing range of impressive careers and future endeavours.
Mr Cross grew up in the UK and studied Ancient History at Newcastle University before pursuing a career in teaching. Having taught in a number of high achieving schools in England, Mr Cross began his international teaching in Myanmar before moving and beginning his career in Penang. In his spare time he enjoys playing any and every sport and exploring the history of different regions. He also enjoys travelling and learning about the different cultures the world has to offer, from food and language to individual customs, values, religions and traditions. He is a firm believer in a holistic approach to education and will strive to provide a broad range of opportunities that will empower students to develop their intellectual, emotional, social, physical and creative potentials.