Simon Harrison

Teacher of Economics

Simon joined d’Overbroeck’s in the late 80s straight out of university, and over the last 30 years he has become Head of Department, a Director of Studies and a senior A-Level examiner. In that time d’Overbroeck’s has changed a lot, but his passion for helping students to fulfil their potential and the anarchic enthusiasm that has been his hallmark down the years remains undimmed; for Simon lessons need to be contemporary, interesting and fun – only in that way will students be motivated to do their best – and this is the recipe that has allowed d’Overbroeck’s economics students to be so successful throughout the years. Over the last few years he has worked alongside Nita to develop the school’s academic enrichment programme to help spread the message that thinking critically and developing intellectual curiosity are both interesting and fun.