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Mark Emmerson

Mark Emmerson is a DfE behaviour adviser and the CEO of the City of London Academies Trust. He has also advised the schools, students and teachers network (SSAT) on curriculum design, pedagogy, leadership development, as well as writing a number of published papers on creative teaching, school leadership and raising attainment.

During his tenure as CEO of the City of London Academies, the City of London achieved the best average Progress 8 score of any sponsor in 2016. Furthermore, as the Sutton Trust report ‘Chain Effects 2016’ highlighted, they also delivered best outcomes of any academy chain for disadvantaged children in the country.

Mark has a significant and sustained track record of impact on the progress and attainment of students. The three schools he has led as Principal have all improved significantly and were recognised by Ofsted as exhibiting Outstanding leadership. Mark’s last school, The City Academy, Hackney, was rated as Outstanding twice and was ranked in the top six schools in the country for student progress in the country during his principalship.