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Mr Mark Williams, Senior Leader (Pupil Outcomes) & Head of Mathematics

Mr Williams attended grammar school where he achieved A grades for his A levels in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Further Mathematics. He went on to study Thermodynamics at Cambridge University, before working as a chief engineer in Africa for ten years.

Mr Williams returned to England after the birth of his first child and completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Education in Mathematics.

Before joining The Island Free School, he worked as a successful Head of Mathematics at a secondary school. Outside of the classroom, he enjoys hill walking, canoeing and computer programming.


Mr Williams spent 10 years as a Mathematics teacher in the state sector and works tirelessly to ensure that every pupil has the opportunity to succeed. In his previous role, he was Head of Mathematics at a popular secondary school, with an outstanding reputation amongst his colleagues for his clarity of purpose and the support he offers members of his department.

Mr Williams’ goals…

I would like to play a key role in the development of an outstanding school.
Mr Williams

Mr Mark Williams

Senior Leader (Pupil Outcomes) & Head of Mathematics



Undergraduate degree in Engineering (Thermodynamics): Upper second class

PGCE Mathematics: Qualified

Pupil progress

Expectations of pupil progress

A progress measure identifies improvement in learning and therefore is a good measure of the impact an individual teacher has had on a pupil or class. Pupils are expected to make a minimum of 3 points’ progress in each subject each year. As part of teacher appraisals we will report on the average progress made by classes taught by each of our teachers. An average of three points is the expected progress measure. A progress measure of 4 points or more highlights good to outstanding teaching and learning. All progress measures at the Island Free School are taken from externally marked or moderated exams taken at the end of the year.

Mr M.Williams – Senior Leader (Pupil Outcomes), Head of Mathematics

Average progress 
All pupils taught: 6.0
Girls: 5.8
Boys: 6.1
Free Schools Meals pupils: 6.8
Pupil Premium: 6.5
SEN pupils: 8.5

Contact info

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