Mark Craig

BSc MBA DMS DipEd PGCE MIoD



CURRENT ROLES


National Leader of Governance

2014 to present


Consultant Adviser

Oxford Diocesan Board of Education

2014 to present


Educational Governance Consultant

Church of England

2014 to present


Governance Adviser

Lee Bolton Monier Williams

2015 to present


Governor

The Hendreds CofE Primary, Wantage

2016 to present


Chair

The Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury

2017 to present



SELECTED PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE


Chair, Executive Committee

Grove CofE Academy, Wantage

2015 - 2016


Chair, Executive Committee

John Henry Newman Academy, Oxford

2014 - 2015


Chair, Interim Executive Board

Millbrook Primary School, Grove

2013 - 2014


Chair of Directors & Member

Vale Academy Trust, Wantage

2013 - 2014


Chair of Governors

King Alfred’s Academy, Wantage

2009 - 2014



In governance terms, I’ve done most things, including:


• chairing in both primary and secondary sectors

• leading struggling schools to recovery using both IEB and Executive Committee models

• directing the development of the country’s first ‘mixed MAT’ academy trust

• taking one of Oxfordshire’s biggest secondary schools from having a ‘notice of concern’ to ‘outstanding’

• leading Oxfordshire’s first secondary converter academy


I’m also a National Leader of Governance - in that capacity, I’ve worked for many schools, contributing expertise to their governance systems.


I’m an experienced external reviewer of governance, and have significant experience in this area, with primary, secondary and academy schools, as well as with MATs.



PUBLISHED WORK


The RIGHT Programme - a major governance initiative, created and developed to upskill chairs of Church schools in the Diocese of Oxford, the largest Anglican diocese in England, as well as Chichester.


Thinking Governance - a national governance programme, created and developed to help governing bodies of Church schools adopt a highly-effective way of developing school strategy.


Contributor – ‘How To Run An Academy School’, ICSA 2016


Text editor - 'Wait for the Ricochet: the story of Deep Purple's 'In Rock' album', Easy on the Eye (2nd edition) 2017



OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


I serve as Director of Communications for a leading international charity. Previously Depute Principal of a Scottish College of further and higher education



EDUCATION

• BSc Mathematical Sciences

• MBA (Strategic Management)

• PG Diploma in Management Studies

• PG Diploma in Education

• PGCE (Mathematics)

• Certificate in Christian Apologetics

• Elected Member, Institute of Directors

• Certified Facilitator, LEGO® Serious Play®

• Certified Facilitator, Six Thinking Hats

SELECTED SIGNIFICANT CONFERENCES


Governor Conferences 2018

The Church in Wales

Wrexham & Cardiff

(keynote & workshop)


Annual Headteachers Conference 2018

Diocese of Chichester

Brighton

(keynote & workshop)


Annual Governors Conference 2018

Diocese of Blackburn

Preston

(keynote & workshop)


National Diocesan Governance Group 2018

London

(speaking)


Annual Governance Conference 2017

Diocese of Chichester

Crawley

(keynote)


LBMW Equity Partners conference 2016

London

(facilitating)


National Diocesan Governance Group 2016

London

(speaking)


The RIGHT Programme 2016

Diocese of Oxford

Newbury

‘Visionary governance’

(facilitating - with Baroness Estelle Morris)


Diocese of Oxford Head Teachers’ Conference 2016

Hedsor House

(facilitating - with Lord Robert Winston)


National Schools Conference 2016

London

(keynote - with Rt Hon Charles Clarke)


The RIGHT Programme 2016

Diocese of Oxford

Oxford

‘Is there a future for Church schools’

(facilitating - with Rev Nigel Genders)


The RIGHT Programme 2016

Diocese of Oxford

Oxford

‘British values’

(facilitating - with Lord Alex Carlile)


Symbiosis National Conference 2015

RM Ltd

(keynote)