Mathematics & IT

Fergal O Rourke, Head of Faculty – Maths

”I was very excited to begin my first teaching job at The Taunton Academy in 2012, in the first year of the school opening! In my time at the academy, I have worked as a teacher of Maths and PE, Numeracy Coordinator and Head of Year 8 before being appointed the Head of Mathematics and IT Faculty. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the school so far, working with fantastic students and really supportive staff.

”It was a big change for me to move from a banking job in my native Dublin to begin studying for my PGCE at Exeter University. However, it is a decision that I never regret as I look forward everyday to coming to work in such an exciting job.

”I have always enjoyed Maths and, as part of my role, will make every effort to create a culture in lessons where students share my enjoyment of the subject and strive to make as much progress as they can.”