Maths teacher Frank Murphy is leaving Brooke Weston after 12 years to become a primary teacher. He has undertaken various roles here, initially starting as a cover supervisor for science before covering in several departments and subsequently qualifying as a maths specialist.
Mr Murphy has decided to move to the primary phase and is tasked with improving the overall numeracy rates at his new school in Northampton. He said: ‘I didn’t see the point of moving to another secondary school because this is the best secondary school to teach at, so, if I was going to remain in secondary teaching I would stay here. What inspired me to think about teaching in the first place was actually going into my son’s primary school, watching all the different events and helping out.
‘My role in the new school is to improve the maths results to on or above average. I also want to lay a foundation in the school for maths, from reception to Year 6. I am going to be probably teaching from Year 3 to Year 6 initially, but I would like some input in the lower years. I want to help the teachers who deliver maths initially because we want to get the students hooked on it from the very start of school.’
He added: ‘I will miss Brooke Weston, my colleagues, and particularly my tutor group whom I have had since Year 7. Thanks to everyone who has wished me well as I embark on this new and exciting stage in my career.’