Tim Firth was educated at Stockport Grammar School. He studied English Literature at Sheffield University and completed his PGCE at Oxford University being awarded a Blue for cricket. He started teaching English at Bedford School, where he was also a resident boarding house tutor, before moving to The Leys School in Cambridge where he also took charge of the cricket. He was promoted to be Head of English at The King’s School, Ely. Before joining Wrekin College Tim was Senior Deputy Head at Hurstpierpoint College, West Sussex having run the Sixth Form and been Acting Headmaster for a short period there.
Tim is a keen sportsman, with a particular interest in cricket, and also enjoys writing poetry. His wife, Jane, had a career in Human Resources working for, among others, Arthur Andersen, she also taught in the Learning Support Department at Hurst. They have three children: Michael is at Durham University studying Theology and Religion, Edward has just completed his A Levels and Lydia is a pupil at Wrekin College.