Temporary Teacher from British Timken

Roger Mundy, chemist in the British Timken Laboratory, is serving as a part-time chemistry teacher at the Northampton Technical High School. The arrangement, believed to be the first of its kind in England, was made when the school was unable to find a re-placement for a teacher who returned to university studies to take a diploma course.


Mr Mundy, who was educated at Northampton Grammar School, is now in his fifth year as an industrial chemist.


He spends Tuesdays and Wednesdays teaching practical and theoretical inorganic chemistry to second, third and fourth form students.


Although he has had no teaching experience, Mundy says he is finding teaching rewarding and has experienced no difficulties. He is a student himself, attending day and evening classes at Northampton College of Technology.


B. S. Howard, headmaster of the Technical High School, explains, "The arrangement is working very well indeed from our point of view, I think it may be the answer over the whole country for mitigating staff shortages, especially in regard to science teachers".

Roger Mundy (far right), British Timken Laboratory, is serving as a part-time chemistry teacher for second, third and fourth form students at the Northampton Technical High School. The arrangement is believed to be the first of its kind in England.



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