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Simon Townsend

Simon Townsend

Pathway 3 Teacher, Year 9 Support and ASDAN Specialist

A graduate of Nottingham Trent University and DeMontfort University, Simon completed his Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in 2004 before embarking on his first teaching role as Subject Leader of Music, educating students who had a range of behavioural and additional needs.

Following this, Simon then moved to a mainstream school in Nottingham, working as a Teacher of Music, Music Technology, English and Drama at both GCSE and A level. Following this he accepted a job as a Subject Leader of Music for a school specialising in the education of SLD and PMLD students. He also worked with the charity ‘Musika’ to design resources to be used with children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) in Romania.

Simon has also completed his National Award in Special Educational Needs Coordination (NASENCo) alongside the Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) as well as being a registered member of the British Psychological Society.

Outside of school, Simon also enjoys family life and spending time with his wife and son. He loves to travel although his main hobby is music. Simon enjoys playing bass and is currently studying for his DipRSL when he finds time (!).