Mark Taylor
vice-principal, East London Science School

Mark has worked on many aspects of school leadership in London secondary schools, including academic achievement, curriculum development, scholarly behaviour, teacher professional development, academic aspirations and subject knowledge. He teaches history and ethics and runs the Great Books programme at ELSS. He has recently returned from taking his pupils on a pioneering Great Books liberal arts seminar and writing programme with Columbia University and CUNY in New York. This collaboration, partly inspired by his earlier PLATO Conference, led to his invitation to write the entry for ‘Liberal Arts for teachers, pupils and schools’ in the Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory. Mark also used this work to address the theme of rigour in liberal arts at the recent European Liberal Arts: renewal and reformation conference in Winchester.