Mark Hassack - Executive Principal & National Leader of Education (NLE)

Mark is the Executive Principal for Outwood Academies Acklam, Ormesby and 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 and was delighted to also become the Principal of Outwood Academy Ormesby and latterly work across OGAT’s Middlesbrough and Stockton-on-Tees academies.

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.