One of my favourite teachers at Solihull School - pushed & stretched us, reason i chose to be an economist. I liked that he treated us as grown ups, not kids.
Laurie was my full time A level Economics teacher at Old Swinford School Stourbridge, 1975/1976. Despite the "stick" we gave him Laurie was an excellent teacher who supported our progression to successful Degree level studies.
Never had him as a full-time teacher but spent a lot of time with him in other activites and on trips. Had great fun tapping him on the shoulder and hiding. Great guy.