Mark Davies

Mark Davies is Chief Executive of Trust in Learning, Bristol. Trust in Learning is a multi-academy chain encompassing both academies and trust schools. Mark came to Bristol to launch the Bridge Learning Campus which was one of the first all-through institutions in the UK encompassing education and learning from ages 3 to 16.  The Trust includes four other schools in the City covering primary, secondary and specialist provision.

Prior to taking up this post Mark established and ran his own Leadership Coaching business as well as establishing a second company on behalf of Gloucestershire schools and University. During this period he supported a number of failing schools as Executive Head securing improvement. Up until 2006 he was Headteacher of Dene Magna School Gloucestershire.

Mark has been asked to sit on some prestigious forums to advise Government notably he was been a member of the DfE Headteachers Reference Group between 2000 and 2016.  He has been an Ofsted Inspector. Trust in Learning has been established to support schools in challenging areas within the City and its members include the University of the West of England and the City of Bristol College.

He started his teaching career in the early 1980’s in Worcestershire as a PE and History teacher before moving to Derby where he taught in two City schools firstly leading PE/Sport and then into senior leadership.  From Derby he moved to Gloucestershire and Dene Magna as a Deputy for a year before being promoted to the Headship.