Mr Mark Richards
BA (Hons) English, PGCE
Chief Examiner / Ex Head of English
Mark spent 18 years working in secondary schools. As an English and Media Studies specialist, he held positions such as Literacy Coordinator and Head of English and led departments in two schools. With significant line management and senior leadership experience in three schools and as an Assistant Headteacher in two schools, he has had a wide range of areas of responsibility. These include Behaviour, Attendance, Literacy and Teaching and Learning. With experience of working both in outstanding schools and a school in special measures, he is also an experienced examiner from KS2-KS5. As a trainer and presenter, he has written and delivered a variety of courses, training and professional development opportunities for teachers, teaching assistants and examiners, both face-to-face and online. Mark is a GCSE Chief Examiner and now works in a freelance capacity as a writer, trainer and consultant. In his spare time he can be seen walking his dog, listening to Paul Weller and supporting his beloved football team, Stoke City.