Matte is originally from the Forest of Dean, which is close to Bristol in the South of the United Kingdom. Matte always wanted to become a teacher and follow in his grandparents footsteps, who were successful headteachers. When at university, alongside his studies, Matte spent time coaching sports and this was where his passion for teaching was confirmed. Through coaching, he was able to spend time working and travelling around America, developing a deep love for exploring new places and meeting new people. He graduated from his Sport degree at Southampton Solent University before gaining QTS through his Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Primary Education. Following his time at university, Matte spent one year teaching in Bournemouth before teaching for three years in an inner city school in Bristol. Matte then continued his dream of working internationally where he joined an International School in Ho Chi Minh. Matte spent four years working in Vietnam, in year 4 and year 6.
Away from teaching, Matte is passionate about all things sport. Most of his spare time is spent doing sport related activities whether playing or spectating. He finds enjoyment playing golf, football, cricket or going hiking, swimming and spending time in the gym. Matte is looking forward to sampling the delicious variety of foods available and exploring what Penang has to offer.