Mr Simon Duff, BEd, TEFL, NPQML, Head of Business Economics/Assistant Housemaster, The Orchard
Date you joined the School
What do you do at Bethany?
I am the Head of Business Economics, where myself and Mr Khan teach A level Business, A level Economics, A level Applied General and the new IFS Financial Capability courses at KS5 and GCSE Business Studies at KS4. I am also the assistant boarding master for The Orchard.
What did you do before you came to Bethany?
Head of Business Economics at Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar, Canterbury.
What is your favourite novel/music/artist/film and why?
Novel: ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’, a timeless classic. Musician: ‘Coldplay’ – seen them live twice. Film: ‘The Fugitive’ as it has a bit of everything in there!
What is your favourite quotation and why?
Being an avid footballer, it is You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. I think there’s some good life advice in there too.
What was your favourite subject at School and why?
Business Studies obviously – topical, interesting and fun!
Why do you like working at Bethany?
At Bethany the holistic development of the child is everything, which is a fantastic culture to have. The location is ideal for my own young family as well.
What interests do you have outside Bethany?
I am a huge Man Utd and Northern Ireland fan – which can have its good times as well as bad. I also enjoy travelling, I’ve been to 32 different countries so far with Vietnam being my favourite!
What is your favourite childhood memory?
Playing football at an international tournament in Sweden when I was 12. A certain Wayne Rooney was at the same tournament but I don’t think he amounted to much!
What is your favourite colour and why?
Green – because the world is built on stereotypes!
If you were not doing what you are doing now, what would you like to do?
I’d love to be a pilot but the cost to become one is astronomical so I settled on the old teaching!