Prior to becoming a teacher he did a variety of roles including gardening, data management, painting and decorating and retail. He is married to Jill and they have three children. The eldest son is currently in his second year at Exeter University in the United Kingdom, and their daughter has just started at Durham University, UK. The youngest son is currently in Grade 9 and will join Grade 10 in Northbridge next year. Jill is a teacher and PYP coordinator with many years’ experience.