Mr Mike Jerstice
When he was at university in Manchester, Head of Chemistry Mike Jerstice says he enjoyed “scattering contact explosives over the floor for people to walk over.” Fortunately, that obsession is the thing of the past, but his love of Chemistry has lived on and has led to his becoming a Science teacher. Mike attended Desborough College in Maidenhead before studying Chemistry at Manchester, and going on to do his teacher training at Oxford Brookes University. He taught for two years at Stockport Grammar School, before joining Blue Coat.
A few years ago, Mike led a group of students travelling in Nepal and enjoyed “watching the students develop their leadership skills.” Until very recently Mike was still playing rugby but family demands mean he must split his time between childcare and playing his guitar as part of the RBCS teachers’ band, The Manic Street Teachers.