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Job Title: Head of School
Phone: 020 8417 5531
Location: Room 218, Education Building, Kingston Hill Campus
Marcus trained as a history teacher and taught history, politics and citizenship in London comprehensive schools for nine years. At Pimlico School, he established one of the first citizenship specialist departments in England, and developed a wider citizenship culture in the school. The department gained national attention for the innovative and rigorous way the subject was taught, featuring across The Guardian, BBC News and Teachers' TV. Marcus was the school's initial teacher training and newly qualified teacher co-ordinator and a staff governor. He was seconded part-time to the Institute of Education between 2004 and 2007 as a tutor on the Citizenship PGCE and BEd programmes.
In 2007, Marcus became course leader for citizenship at London Metropolitan University, developing a course that was praised by the subject's HMI as part of the University's Ofsted inspection in 2011. He formed effective collaborative partnerships with schools, leading to collaborative work with the citizenship department. At London Met, he became secondary programmes course leader in 2012 and then acting head of ITE from March to September 2013, working in partnership with its key lead schools to develop School Direct.
Marcus continues to contribute to the field of citizenship education, building on his previous work as a member of the review group for the 2008 national curriculum and as associate consultant to the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, where he co-ordinated the exemplification of national curriculum levels. He is currently a member of the DfE's Expert Panel for Citizenship and England's co-country lead for the Five Nations Network.
History of education; citizenship education; assessment; planning in learning
Consultancy provided to:
Qualifications and Curriculum Authority/Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (2007-2011)