MEET TOM

Having grown up with my mum, dad and three sisters, I spent the majority of my adult life living in Bromley. I attended St. Philip Neri Primary School in Sydenham, where I experienced an enjoyable and well-rounded primary education.

After being accepted into Eltham College, I spent the entirety of my secondary education there, achieving 11 GCSE’s and 4 A-Levels. Moving onto higher education, I studied at Oxford Brookes University; where I achieved a BA Hons Degree in Economics.

I completed my PGCE at Greenwich University, before continuing my career into the teaching profession. I have completed courses focusing on special educational needs, and have worked with children with a range of complex needs. I have been involved in developing mindfulness techniques for children in school, as well as running after school clubs. In my most recent dual role of class teacher and PE leader, we achieved the School Games Gold Mark Award for the first time, which recognises participation and commitment to Sport across the borough.

My first venture into working life was as a salesfloor assistant at Littlewoods Index, and I still have fond memories of it to this day! After university, I explored a career in sales at ITV, where I spent four and a half thoroughly enjoyable years.

After a lot of soul-searching and with amazing support from friends and family, I decided to embark on a career in teaching. After completing my teacher training and NQT year at Woodhill Primary School, I move onto Days Lane Primary School.

Now, about to start a family with my fiancé, I have setup Different Class to continue working with families and building positive relationships to help evolve children’s love for learning.

How does it work?