Mark Taylor is Deputy Head Teacher at Addey and Stanhope comprehensive school, New Cross, London. He teaches History and Classics and co-ordinates teaching and learning and NQT development across the school. He is London Convenor and regular speaker/chair of the IoI Education Forum.
He has Masters degrees in Education Policy and International Relations and a PhD in urban history/policing. He also worked as a researcher gathering evidence on the impact of the ‘Zero Tolerance’ policing initiative on drugs dealing in Kings Cross in the 1990s. But he thinks teaching is where the real action is.
He also has an FA coaching certificate and has taught abroad.
Demystifying the crisis
"The arts and humanities need to be defended and we must fight for the freedom to extend barriers, not merely to work within them. What better arena than The Battle of Ideas?"
Professor Colin Lawson, Director, Royal College of Music