Mark Holmes

Mark entered education after a career at the Environment Agency, and taught Lower Key Stage 2 in a Bradford Primary School where supporting the mental and emotional health of pupils was a large part of the job, working with local support services and charities such as Place2Be. Mark trained through the Teach First programme and was elected as Teach First President to represent over 10,000 participants and ambassadors of the Teach First programmes within the charity. During his tenure, he worked to improve the wellbeing and mental health of teachers and schools, using his own experiences with mental health to encourage wider discussion within the sector. Working with partners and organisations both nationally and internationally, Mark lead on improving wellbeing and mental health support and provision for early career teachers within the organisation, as well as working with partners to improve wellbeing and emotional health in general. Mark is an experienced deliverer of CPD, ranging from small-scale workshops to speaking at large conferences using a wide variety of approaches to ensure everyone gains the most from the event.