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Staff Profile: Simon Porter

Simon is a Physics Teacher and Advanced Skills Teacher at the British School of Warsaw and is also a Teaching Fellow for Nord Anglia University. 

About Simon

Having completed my Physics degree at the University of Bristol, I studied trumpet at the Royal College of Music. After leaving college I worked for six years as a trumpet player and teacher.  I resumed my Physics career teaching in Halesowen in the West Midlands, and have since worked as head of department in International schools in Peru, Papua New Guinea, Norway and the USA. I returned to Europe to work at The British School, Warsaw for my family to be nearer to my daughter, who is studying Physics at Imperial College, London.

I founded and conduct the school Jazz Band, Trombone Club and a Community Choir for parents and staff. Recently I have become the school’s first Advanced Skills Teacher and I am also the teaching fellow at Nord Anglia University. I write regularly for the Times Educational Supplement.

I have three children, two of which are students here in Warsaw. I met my wife Alison at the Royal College of Music and Alison is presently the Head of Music in the school. I love Physics, Nottingham Forest and my family!

What his students say

“Mr Porter gives us fun lessons – he helps us think outside the box and get good grades.”

“He is a cool teacher who can always help you with your problems. His lessons are fun and exciting and you will never be bored.”

“Fun, exciting lessons – you learn something new in every Physics lesson!”

“As awe inspiring as a wild antelope frolicking in the fields – he strives to unravel the secrets of the Universe and has an unparalleled thirst for knowledge.”