Mr Sonny Zimmer gained a Mathematics degree from the University of Nottingham, and worked in corporate banking in Canary Wharf for 3 years before completing teacher training through Teach First in Ipswich. During his time teaching in comprehensive and private schools, Sonny has taught key stages 3,4 and 5 Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Statistics, and co-ordinated several successful entries into UKMT and International Maths Challenges.
After spending three years working in corporate banking in Canary Wharf, I decided to pursue a career in teaching. I completed two years of teacher training through Teach First at Westbourne Academy in Ipswich, and spent an additional year there before moving on to St Joseph's College also in Ipswich. My family and I then made the decision to move internationally, and we were lucky enough to both secure posts at BSKL.
I'm from near Southend-on-sea in Essex originally, and most of my family still live in that area. We are a Tottenham family, so as well as playing as much football as possible, I am also up at all hours watching the mighty Spurs. After changing careers I cannot imagine doing anything other than teaching. It's the best job in the world.
In my role as a Maths teacher, I want to pupils to get the same satisfaction I still do from solving problems. As a Head of Year, I work with the fantastic Year 10 tutors to try and support pupil wellbeing.