MR JON THOROGOOD is S-Band’s Student Support Officer and has an incredible emotional investment in the kids and will never give up on them, no matter how many reasons they give him. He’s an incredibly emotional man and has cried at every single Jennifer Anniston movie. Having been in a ‘special’ class when he was at school after being misdiagnosed with a personality disorder, (it turned out he was just being friendly) Mr Thorogood believes many of the kids in S- Band are just misunderstood and that they deserve a second, or in some cases seventh or eighth, chance. Friendly, enthusiastic and earnest, the kids in S-Band do actually quite like Mr Thorogood, but they wouldn’t admit it to him as no one wants to see a grown man cry. More often than not, Mr Thorogood tries too hard and will lie about his own experiences if he thinks it’s going to help him connect with the students. Luckily most of them are too dim to work out he’s probably not got an eating disorder, or period pains.