Matthew is the Head at Ysgol Gymraeg Ystalyfera – Bro Dur, a 3-19 Welsh Medium school in NPT with 1,388 pupils and two campuses. In 2015 he was elected Chair of the new Wales All-age Schools Forum which was established by Headteachers in order to create a framework in which we could learn from each other, share good practice and concentrate on the fundamental aspects of all-age schools.

He is also vice Chair of CYDAG in South Wales, which is a forum dedicated to sharing good practice and promoting Welsh Medium Education in Wales. For the past two years he was Chair of NAASH, Neath Port Talbot Secondary Heads Association.

Matthew likes to ski, albeit badly!