George’s early career was as an electrical fitter and draughtsman in Rosyth Dockyard. He entered teaching in the mid 1970s as a science teacher but quickly found his home in alternative education working in and then heading a truancy scheme in the ILEA.
Following the abolition of the ILEA in 1990 George set up and led the Pupil Support Service within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea providing both off-site and in-school support for learners whose behaviour was causing concern. He was responsible for the roll-out of the Behaviour Improvement Programme in RBKC and many of the innovative services set up with this grant remain today funded by the schools they support.
For over 10 years George was also the Exclusions' Officer as well as a school improvement advisor for a number of schools. He joined TBAP in 2012 as Head of Commissioning and School Support where he remained until retiring in 2014. Since retirement he has worked as a consultant with a number of alternative education provision providers.