Andy Hatchard

Andy’s Show, Words and Music, combines Andy’s passions for everything musical and his love of the written word.  It is an eclectic mix of anything from Classical to Country or Indie Rock to Eurovision! It covers topics that Andy often comes up with on his walks to work.


Andy has been a teacher for more than 25 years and is now winding down to the day when he can take up writing full time and enjoy more time walking the beaches of Dorset.  He studied in Chester and Bath and started life as a secondary PE teacher before becoming a KS3 Science teacher. For the last 20 odd years he has taught in Years 5 and 6. He has been a writing moderator and an Assistant Head amongst many roles. His biggest role has been as father to four sparky young people. This is the job he is most proud of.


Recently, he enrolled at Arts University Bournemouth on their Creative Writing Course and hopes that when teaching takes a back seat, his new career is waiting. WE can all dream!