Mark went to the University of Sunderland where he studies Sport and Exercise Development, securing a First Class Honours Degree. He then completed a Graduate Teacher programme, securing his first teaching post at Nunthorpe Academy. Mark taught for 9 years at Nunthorpe, taking on roles such as assistant head of year, assistant head of department, head of department and seconding to the senior leadership team. Mark moved from Nunthorpe to Outwood Academy Acklam as Head of PE and Associate Assistant Principal in September 2017. He secured promotion to Assistant Principal in charge of DEEP Learning before going to Outwood Academy Bishopsgarth to work for a year in DEEP Experience. Mark has since returned to Outwood Academy Acklam as Vice Principal in charge of DEEP Experience and is thoroughly looking forward to September 2019 and ensuring that students are at the forefront of everything he strives to achieve.