After reading Classics at Oxford University, Jimmy began his teaching career at Oundle School. From there he moved to the Classics Department at Eton College, where he also ran the boat club and was a CCF Officer. He went on to be a Housemaster for over eight years, heading a group of six other HMs. During that time, he covered the Director of Welfare role and worked as Ofqual’s lead reviewer for the current GCSE and A level examinations in Classics. He was on Eton’s professional development, academic development and staffing committees and chaired the Common Room’s representative body. Jimmy has been a prep school governor, chair of governors at an academy in a deprived area of Slough, and a director of a multi-academy trust.