Mr Finn studied Human Biology, graduating with BSc (Hons) from Staffordshire University. Following a number of trips to America to coach and mentor young children, he completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Durham University, before taking up a teaching position as a Science Teacher.
Adding various departmental responsibilities over the next five years, Mr Finn then took on a Head of Department position at a school in London for four years, and then in Hertfordshire for a further two years.
In 2015, Mr Finn became Assistant Headteacher in an all-through school, leading on data and assessment. His next step brought him to Teesside High School as Deputy Head, finally returning him and his new family back to the North East.