NICK Price is the principal of Everest Community Academy, in Popley, Basingstoke.

He took over the role in September after working at The Costello School for 10 years, where he was acting headteacher for the last two terms.

Nick was born in 1965, the day after Winston Churchill died, in Abingdon in Oxfordshire.

When he was one, the family moved to Harpenden in Hertfordshire.

He grew up and went to school in Harpenden and had a great time, excelling in sport but also enjoying maths and physics.

Nick went to college to study to be a maths teacher at The College of St Mark and John in Plymouth.

He moved to Hampshire to take up his first teaching position in 1986 at Thornden School.

Three years later, he gained his first promotion and became second in charge of mathematics at The Romsey School, in Romsey.

Two years later, he became head of maths at Winton School, in Andover, where he stayed for 13 years before securing the role of deputy headteacher at Costello Technology College (now The Costello School).

1. Who was your childhood hero, and why? Mostly my dad, but then Billy Bonds (West Ham United captain).

2. What is your most precious possession, and why is it important to you? A Churchill Crown my godfather gave me. It was issued to commemorate Churchill’s death which was the day before I was born. I keep it in a box with other special objects.

3. What was the first record/CD you bought? Fox on the Run by The Sweet (it was a vinyl single).

4. What is the radio/television show you hate to miss? England rugby internationals.

5. What is your favourite film? The Outlaw Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood).

6. What is your pet hate? Made in Chelsea.

7. What are you reading at the moment? A book by John Hunt about the first successful ascent of Everest. It’s a signed copy that was left in my office.

8. If you were choosing a last meal, what would it be? Roast dinner with my family.

9. If you could meet anyone from history, who would it be? St John.

10. If you had a time machine, where would it take you? I’d like to go back about 2,000 years and listen to Jesus teaching.

11. If you were stranded on a desert island, what luxury would you choose to have with you? A comfortable bed.

12. What sports team do you support? West Ham United.

13. What was your first job? I worked for a builder.

14. If you could take over someone’s job for the day, whose job would you choose? I can’t think of a better job than mine but would love to have drawn comics.

15. What worries you the most? My children.

16. What is your proudest moment? Loads of proud moments to choose from but I’d have to go for getting married and when each of my three children were born as equal top.

17. What would you like your epitaph to be? He was a great dad.

18. What’s your guilty pleasure? My family hate the music I listen to so when they are all out I put on a Status Quo, Kris Kristofferson or Bob Dylan album.

19. What one thing could change society for the better? Education.

20. What three words best describe you? Optimistic, thoughtful, determined.