About Tom

Hi, I’m Tom!

I’m a qualified mathematics teacher and experienced museum educator with professional interests in:

  • Bringing mathematics to the masses
  • Using digital technologies to enhance experiences offline and engage new learners online
  • Discovering mathematical content in the stories of museum and heritage sites (yes, there’s plenty in yours)


I’m a big believer that nobody ever really stops learning, and I have no intention of stopping doing that proactively. Here’s what I’ve officially achieved so far:

MA Education – Distinction
University of Northampton, 2022

EDUM074: International Perspectives on Education

EDUM124: Developing and Supporting Others

EDUM116: School and Classroom Cultures

EDUM123: Approaches to Leadership and Management

EDUM100: Research Thesis

PgCert Digital Leadership
University of Northampton, 2020

EDUM140: Developing Digital Literacy

EDUM141: Developing Digital Leadership

PGCE Mathematics
(with A-Level Accreditation & QTS)
University of Leicester, 2007

BSc(hons) Mathematics with Astronomy
University of Leicester, 2004


Since being made redundant from Bletchley Park (necessitated by massive financial losses due in part to the Covid-19 pandemic) I have been sharing my working week between part-time secondary mathematics teaching and developing my freelance portfolio.

Prior to this I spent…

7 ½ years in Bletchley Park’s Learning Team…

… starting as Education Officer, progressing to Learning Manager, during which time I designed, developed and delivered the highly regarded Enigma Outreach programme as well as driving the inclusion of mathematics in all aspects of our Learning offer. The success of Enigma Outreach led to its expansion by two members of staff who I managed.

6 years+ teaching mathematics in secondary schools…

… following the completion of my PGCE which was itself preceded by 7 months as a Teaching Assistant in a primary school. As a teacher I strove to help students connect the mathematics they were learning to their everyday lives, interests, hobbies and experiences where appropriate, as well as introducing them to interesting historical contexts to enrich their understanding and help them to experience the true beauty of mathematics.