Simon Orchard

Simon Orchard

International GCSE and A Level Chemistry

Simon brings almost two decades of teaching and school leadership experience. After graduating with a First Class Honours degree in Chemistry from the University of Southampton, he proceeded to complete a PHd in Organic Chemistry. After a brief period in research, he obtained his PGCE in 2003. Since entering the teaching profession, Simon has worked as a classroom teacher, a sixth form tutor, a head of department, a Deputy Head, the Head Teacher of a private school and, most recently, as the Director of Learning for a group of private schools. He is also a qualified Inspector for the Independent School Inspectorate (ISI).

Outside of the classroom, Simon shares his passion for chemistry with students via his YouTube channel, is a keen cook and a DIY enthusiast.