As Oxfordshire Secretaries, Gawain and I have worked collaboratively for over a decade now. Whether originally leading competing teaching unions locally or building towards the creation of the National Education Union, I have always found Gawain to be a passionate campaigner, a meticulous organiser, solution driven and very media savvy.
Gawain always keeps composed under pressure and tackles challenges in an appropriate diplomatic way, be it locally, nationally or on the international stage.
Although Gawain is an experienced primary school teacher, he fully understands the issues which can arise within all sectors of the union and is dedicated towards doing whatever it takes to help and support his fellow NEU members.
I believe Gawain has the intellectual rigour, the expertise and the all essential humility to undertake the post of Deputy General Secretary. It is with great pleasure that I hereby endorse him.
Diane Wilson, former ATL Secretary, Oxfordshire District