Mark has been the anti-bullying lead for Wandsworth Children’s Services for just over 10 years now. Over that time, Mark has been instrumental in creating a menu of support for schools and settings to prevent and tackle bullying in all its forms focusing on policy development, staff training, peer support programmes and work with parents.
More recently, Mark has become the equalities lead in the education department, and his current portfolio straddles both safeguarding and school improvement areas. This includes management oversight of school attendance, children missing education and elective home education in the borough.
Mark hopes his experience working for a local authority provides the Ant-Bullying Alliance with an insight into the work of schools and youth settings up close.