Date you joined the School
September 2016

What do you do at Bethany?
Teach the best subject! (That’s RS, of course!)

What did you do before you came to Bethany?
Immediately, I taught RS in a school in South London.  Previously I have been a Youth and children’s worker at a church, taught in another couple of secondary schools and I have also been a Prison Officer.

What is your favourite novel/music/artist/film and why?
Music, anything that I can sing-along to.  Elton John, Busted and the Spice Girls are on all my playlists!

What is your favourite quotation and why?
“Carpe Diem.”  Life is a gift and it is short, so we need to do the best we can.  It also reflects St Paul’s teaching in Ephesians 5 and Colossians 4, that we should make the most of every opportunity.

What was your favourite subject at school and why?
PE – I love sport and have a mind for useless sporting knowledge.

Why do you like working at Bethany?
It is a great school with a very close-knit community and it makes teaching a pleasure!

What interests do you have outside Bethany?
Sport – running, football, cricket.  Being involved in local church and like to keep up-to-date with issues of justice and law keeping.

What is your favourite childhood memory?
Various firsts achieved in my time at secondary school:  Being the first goalkeeper to save a penalty, being the first cricketer to score a six, taking the first hat-trick in cricket.

What is your favourite colour and why?
Blue! Apart from Chelsea, what is there not to like about blue?

If you were not doing what you are doing now, what would you like to do?
Playing football, although I once saw a job for bed tester, which I think, in reality, I’d be better at.

Simon Cuthbert