Tom Brookes joined Barnes Primary School in 2017 as a Newly Qualified Teacher. He has enjoyed teaching in Y4 for the past three years. After graduating from Cardiff University in 2007 with a 2 (i) Hons. degree in Journalism, Film and Media, Tom predominantly worked for youth charities and social enterprises as a public speaker/facilitator and trainer. This provided Tom the opportunity to travel and work in hundreds of schools across the UK, as well as several working trips to schools in rural India. It was these experiences that led him to undertaking his PGCE at the Institute of Education (UCL) from 2016-17.