Joe appeared to be Alfie's closest ally in the class, almost always calling him by his first name. He often helped out his teacher, having falsely come out, pretended his mum had a life-threatening illness, and cooked for Alfie's father. He is often the butt of jokes and pranks by other pupils, although they did seem to have affection for him. In Series 2, he had a "bowl cut" haircut that is not fixed, and then in Series 3 he had a shaved head, but the hair slowly grew back. Also in Series 3, he appeared to grow in confidence and intelligence.