Originally graduating from Surrey University with a degree in Microbiology, Mark spent several years in medical and veterinary research before taking a PGCE course at the West London Institute of Higher Education. Following this he taught for fifteen years in primary schools in the Sutton and Surrey areas, coordinating a range of subjects including Design Technology, Science and ICT.
In 2000 he trained as a trainer for the London Grid for Learning and developed an interest in the potential of virtual learning environments and e-learning in primary education.
Mark joined St Mary’s in April 2005 and teaches on the undergraduate course as well as being the Year group coordinator for Level Two students. He also represents the School of Education on St Mary’s e-Learning Sub-Committee.
His interests in the environment have led to him working with other members of the School of Education to introduce sustainability across the curriculum. He has recently become part of the Plan Bee project, helping to introduce a beehive to the School of Education and investigating its potential use in the curriculum.
Mark is passionate about the implementation of ICT in the primary curriculum to effectively support children’s learning.