Mr Tom Henson, FdA, TA, Trainee Teacher
Date you joined the School?
What do you do at Bethany?
At Bethany I work as a one to one Sixth Form support as a teaching assistant in lesson to provide interventions to assist with pupils’ learning needs. In addition to this, I coach girls’ hockey and will be training to be a PE teacher.
What did you do before you came to Bethany?
Before I came to Bethany I worked as a Cover Supervisor and an unqualified teacher of Science in a local state school.
What is your favourite novel/music/artist/film?
I thoroughly enjoy watching films. I do not have a specific favourite but if I had to whittle it down to three it would be Good Will Hunting, The Prestige and Remember the Titans.
What is your favourite quotation and why?
“Carpe Diem” which means “seize the day”. The quote symbolises how one needs to look for opportunities in life and make the most of them each day.
What was your favourite subject in School and why?
My favourite subject at school was PE as this subject was made the most enjoyable by the teachers I had a school.
Why do you like working at Bethany?
The best thing about working at Bethany so far is the extremely friendly atmosphere around the site from both pupils and fellow staff.
What interests do you have outside Bethany?
I love to play lots of sports, specifically cricket and hockey.
What is your favourite childhood memory?
My favourite childhood memory would be going on walks with my grandparents during half terms and also spending lots of time with my family around Christmas.
What is your favourite colour and why?
Blue and I don’t know why!
If you were not doing what you are doing now, what would you like to do?
I would like to be in a line of work to do with sport as this is my passion and where my interests lie.