John Thornton


John Thornton, currently serves as the Head of Mathematics at ISE. Originally from London,  he took a B.Ed (4year teaching degree) in Maths and Art from the University of Hull and taught for four years in the UK before departing to Africa. He then spent the next 26 years teaching Maths, Art and Technical Graphics in State and private schools across Southern and Central Africa. During this period he took time out for a modular M.Ed from Bristol University.

His first spell at ISE started in 2002, but returned after a break teaching in the UK during 2005/6. Mr. Thornton taught Maths in the MYP and Diploma levels and developed our in house programme when we left the former programme. He has been board member during his time at ISE and has sat on various committees, including those for assessment and finance. Throughout my career he has often created whole school timetables and has continued to pass on my skills at ISE.  His hobbies include minor addictions to Sudoku and Bridge, but a significant passion for Military history and its associated technologies.