Tom is a newly minted NQT, having just finished his first year of the Teach First (love them or hate them) Leadership Development Programme. In a previous life he was a civil servant, contributing to education policy in the Youth Justice System. Since September 2017 he has traded Whitehall for the whiteboard as he works as a Secondary Geography teacher in South East London. Asides from surviving the next year, he is excited to begin teaching in one of the capital's most deprived communities. If he has any spare time over the coming year, you’ll find him on the rugby pitch or in the kitchen.