Matt Ford - Curriculum Leader

Mr Matt Ford – Director of Technology & Professional Tutor

After completing my Degree in Design and Technology Secondary Education at the University of Brighton, I joined Thomas Bennett Community College in the summer of 2005. In the time I have been at the college I have taught across all areas of the Faculty of Technology including; Resistant Materials, Graphics, Product design and Food and Nutrition. I have taught these subjects from Year 7 through to Year 13. I have been a tutor in all of the year groups at Thomas Bennett from Year 7 through to Year 13 and currently have a New Year 7 group of students.

As Director of Technology I take responsibility for the Food & Nutrition department, Child development Department and the Design and Technology Department. I also work as the Colleges’ Professional Tutor and take responsibility for the induction and training of our newly qualified teachers and trainee teachers. A major part of this role involves working closely with the University of Sussex, University of Brighton and the TKAT SCITT programme.