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Staff Profile: Simon Woodhall

Simon Woodhall

Secondary School History Teacher

Simon received a BSc (Hons) Degree in Geography from the University of Leicester in 2007, focusing on fluvial dynamics and flood patterns.

A teacher of Geography and RE, Simon is heavily involved in the Duke of Edinburgh International Award Scheme. He took a year out travelling around the USA to further his experiences of cultural development. He completed his PGCE in 2009 at the University of Leicester, and worked for three years in a challenging inner city school in the city. During this time he redesigned the KS3 programme of study for geography and worked with a cross-city project to bring together children from different cultural and religious backgrounds – something that has set him up well for teaching in a multicultural community!

After a couple of years of working in schools in Derby, England and back in his homeland of Wales, an opportunity arose to work at Dover Court. This was something not to be turned down and would give him further chances to teach, travel and experience life within different cultures.

It also gave him the opportunity to work with students from diverse backgrounds and alongside students with individual needs. He feels an integral part of being a subject specialist within Geography is to be able to show a passion for the world we live in and experience what we can. These lived experiences add further dynamics to the information he shares with his students. 

Travelling is his one true passion in life, getting lost in city streets or discovering the best of local cuisine. Beyond that he tries to participate in outdoor activities; he has completed many of the peaks in his ‘home’ area of Snowdonia, Wales and enjoy a good bouldering session in the local climbing gym.