National Leaders of Education

Mark Siswick

Headteacher Mentoring, Pupil Premium Reviews, System Leadership, Support for Schools in RI/Inadequate

Mark is the headteacher of Chesterton Primary School in Wandsworth and the director of Wandle Teaching School Alliance. Before embarking on headship in 2009, Mark worked as a Primary teacher for over 10 years. He is an NLE and is a trained Ofsted inspector.

Chesterton Primary School is a multi-cultural, inner city school in a disadvantaged area of Battersea where a high proportion of students receive free school meals. Judged outstanding in 2008, it has also recently been awarded the gold status by the IOE for its work on professional and leadership development and research and development. Under Mark’s leadership Chesterton became a Teaching School and, working as the strategic lead with Chestnut Grove Academy in Wandsworth, it has supported a large number of schools and departments through school-to-school support work and professional development opportunities.

Mark offers expertise and support in building reciprocal partnerships to enhance professional development and student learning. Together with another teaching school in Wandsworth, Chesterton is working as a Maths Hub - designed to build on excellent practice in Maths and aiming to increase the results in schools across London and the UK.