Mark Stewart joined Greenland Community Primary School as Deputy Headteacher in 2009 at which point, the school was judged to be in a category of requires improvement.
Over a period of three years, Mr Stewart played a pivotal role in raising attainment and in 2012, the findings of the Ofsted Inspection graded 3 out of the 4 key criteria areas as Outstanding, the 4th judged as Good.
In 2015 Mark was appointed as Head teacher of Greenland
In the last three years, school performance has improved significantly with last year’s data showing that Greenland School was in the top 4% nationally for progress in Reading and Numeracy.
Mr Stewart lives in Stanley, is well known by a large part of the community and has made no secret of the fact that he wishes to implement the MAT vision for the benefit of all stakeholders (especially the children), in the Stanley Community.
Mr Stewart is currently the Chair of the Behaviour Panel in Durham and has taken on this role due to his significant experience and success with Behaviour.
The Local Authority has asked Mr Stewart to work with a number of schools across the Authority to improve both behaviour and attainment.
Mr Stewart is a Governor in 3 additional educational establishments; a Catholic Primary School, a Secondary School which is an academy and The Woodlands (formerly known as the Pupil Referral Unit PRU).
As an instrumental contributor to the establishment of Stanley Learning Partnership, Mr Stewart is passionate about achieving the Partnerships key aims of providing the children within our school with the best education possible.