Mr Marcus Norman BEd (Hons), Head of Design & Technology
Date you joined the School
What do you do at Bethany?
I teach Design & Technology to all Year Groups. I am also a Sixth Form tutor.
I am also responsible for organising Work Experience for Year 11.
What did you do before you came to Bethany?
I was Second in Charge of the Design & Technology department and the Contingent Commander for the Combined Cadet Force at a local state school.
What is your favourite quotation and why?
A quote from my late Grandad that I will never forget is Do you live to eat or do you eat to live? It certainly got me thinking at the age of around eight!
Why do you like working at Bethany?
I think the Design & Technology facilities at Bethany are fantastic and offer so much potential for pupils. I enjoy working with staff and the location of the School is stunning.
What is your favourite childhood memory?
One of my best childhood memories was touring around East Africa with my parents when I was eight. The countries we visited seemed so colourful. We did see a lot of poverty though, and in those days leprosy still existed.
What is your favourite school memory?
One of my great memories was watching the supersonic airplane, Concord, take off over my school near Heathrow Airport on its maiden flight. The whole school chased the plane down the road. We did not keep up of course! Health and Safety did not seem to exist in those days!
Who is your hero/heroine and why?
My Grandad was always my hero. He fought in the First World War as a Chief Petty Officer Gunner in the Royal Naval Air Service and then served in the Home Guard in World War Two. The stories he told me were fantastic. He did get shot in the foot and had a hole as a memento.