The best teacher I've ever had in my life. Definitely the driest sense of humour too...once you 'get' this you realise what a legend he is. He has always made the effort to keep in contact with pupils after leaving school too-a sign of dedication!
He taught me back in 1984-86 and was my form tutor. Always interesting, never dull, quite a good sense of humour and always challenging, Great teacher.
I love him with all my heart: he's my dad. He never taught me because I didn't go to Pates, but I know that if I had he would he would have been great.