Simon Thacker

Simon Thacker grew up in Nottingham and went to the University of Manchester to study Mathematics. After a year working in banking he decided to become a Mathematics Teacher. He trained as a teacher in Manchester and taught at a grammar school for a year before moving to Valencia in Spain. Whilst there he taught Mathematics at a British School. After 4 years he changed the lifestyle of sunshine and paella for punting on the Cam.

Simon started teaching at Abbey College in 2014 as a teacher of Mathematics. He worked on the transition between the old A Level Mathematics specification and the new specification in 2018. He was also responsible for the department’s handling of the change of GCSE Mathematics grading from letters to numbers and the change in specification that came with it. He then led the GCSE Mathematics program at the college, including designing the schemes of work for the students and teachers to follow.

Outside of school, Simon enjoys football and his support of Nottingham Forest has taken him all around England and Wales to watch matches. He even took a holiday to Argentina to watch the Copa America in 2011. He has passed this football bug onto his children and he is now coach of his son’s grassroots football team.