Prior to taking up a position in offender learning Saul worked in Further Education, starting out as an ESOL/English lecturer before moving into management. Before this he spent several years living in Russia, working as an English teacher and then Director of Studies. He feels that the broad exposure he has had to adult education over the last fifteen years stands him in good stead to make solid improvements in the challenging prison environment. He has quickly become passionate about the huge benefits of prison education, whether that be developing confidence in maths and English or gaining vocational skills. He is also a trained Oftsed inspector for the Further Education sector, having completed training in early 2016.