simon pykett

teacher, techie, daddy, nerd

often all at the same time


My name is Simon Pykett and I have over ten years of experience in frontline education arena; delivering in adult and compulsory environments throughout Hampshire and Devon, at both at classroom teacher & leadership levels.

Having qualified from Portsmouth University in music and music technology, I spent several years in recording studios, festivals and the live music arena with several television and radio credits to my name.

Having a background passion for technology, I spent a great deal of time on the emerging technologies of the internet and qualified as a web designer.

From there, I delivered a range of ICT and Computer Science programmes in several schools throughout Hampshire and Devon settling into the role that I now work in at UTC Plymouth as teacher of ICT and Computing.


I love technology and I love gadgets. I'm not what you might call an 'early adopter' because usually, I can't afford whatever it is that I want to adopt. I love technology because I love progress in my own life, my families and my students.


I'm the very proud daddy to three great kids; Bethany, 19, Una, 3 and Rufus who is brand new. Being a dad is a great job. I've made many, many mistakes in the past as I'm sure everyone has, but being able to learn and become more resilient has made me a better person.


I spend a great deal of time in front of one screen or another, mostly because I'm doing something productive. I do some coding for web here and there and I love playing on the internet playground. Stay safe, kids.

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