As an Executive Principal for Outwood Grange Academies Trust, Mark is the Executive Principal of Outwood Academy Ormesby, Outwood Academy Acklam and Outwood Academy Bishopsgarth. He is also a National Leader of Education (NLE).
After graduating with a first class honours degree, Mark started his teaching career as a graduate teacher at Eston Park School in Middlesbrough. He stayed at the school for eight years and progressed through a number of roles: subject leader for ICT, Head of business and ICT, head of the business communications faculty and latterly Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for Teaching and Learning. During this time, Mark took a lead role in the opening of a collaborative sixth form centre across three schools.
Mark was appointed by Outwood Grange Academies Trust in 2013 and has had the pleasure of working across a number of Outwood Academies. Under his leadership, Outwood Academy Acklam has improved significantly and outcomes for children have rapidly increased, with the school being placed in the top 5% nationally. In 2016, Mark was appointed to the OGAT executive team. Mark has also been designated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) as a National Leader of Governance (NLG).
Passionate about putting students first, raising standards and transforming lives, Mark has an unwavering positive regard for young people.