Chris is Joy's firm and trusty right-hand man but his dry wit belies a very soft interior. Chris has been at Willows for 11 years. Since Joy's arrival he's been promoted from Head of Maths to Deputy Head and is now responsible for the progress of all children across the school. The complex student performance tracking system is his baby, and the results speak for themselves.

As deputy, Chris now spends less time in the classroom and more time facing the multitude of behavioural and pastoral problems that get escalated to him. Chris deals with those tricky teenage issues with a smile, a punnet of grapes and the patience of a saint, a sure-fire winning combination.