Gethin has worked in schools for 27 years; the first 22 of which were spent in mainstream secondary schools in Merthyr Tydfil and Cardiff. He has delivered a number of leadership roles within education, spending the last four and a half years as the Headteacher of Ysgol Pen Y Bryn Special School in Swansea.

He worked closely on the High Reliability Schools project and for the past 18 months has acted as Consultant Head at Ysgol Crug Glas, providing leadership support for their interim leadership team.

He is a member of a number of formal national, regional and local networks and professional groups and a larger number of informal. He is well placed to solicit the voices, ideas and opinions of a wide range of educational leaders and professionals from all sectors of education.