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My Ethos

I am an experienced educator; with over 20 years of experience in schools, pupil referral units, SEN schools, and alternative provision as well as 10 years of experience providing tuition for BBC, Crossroads Live and Disney. I am ideally placed to work with your young cast.

I understand the importance of good habits when it comes to education. That’s why I believe in doing what's right for the young person all of the time. Wellbeing is at the centre of everything I do for young people. After all, how can we expect a young person to perform if they're stressed or unhappy.

I pride myself on delivering the best quality education for young people, to ensure that they keep pace with their peers in school. Frequently the child actors I have worked with have progressed beyond expectations. I work closely with schools and parents to ensure that educational progress is maintained and transition back to school is as seamless as possible.

I work flexibly to fit around the needs of the demands on set and work closely with 2nd ADs, production departments and chaperones.

SAFEGUARDING

 I provide a safe and secure environment for your cast. Recent feedback was that "Thanks for making a safe space Mark, where we can learn and share our feelings. We know you are always looking out for us".  

Spending more time with young people than anyone else, I am often first for hear of their worries and will flag these to the appropriate people as well as chaperones.
Safeguarding concerns are acted upon as per production guidelines in a timely and professional manner.

 

  • Safeguarding training regularly updated

  • NSPCC Protecting Children in Entertainment

  • DBS update service subscription

  • Licensed Chaperone

  • Experienced in working within Child Performance Licensing Regulations and can provide all the necessary evidence required by a production to support compliance. 

Image by Gerrit Fröhlich

Partnerships

 I see tutoring as a mentoring process, with the understanding that clear communication and personal connection are just as important to  success as is access to proper learning materials. I empower students to take responsibility for their learning, developing important life skills as well as academic skills. 

I work closely with schools and parents to ensure that work provided is suitable and that educational progress is maintained. 

I have build excellent relationships with the AD team and Production Department to aid planning and ensure compliance with licensing conditions. 

SAFEGUARDING

 I provide a safe and secure environment for your cast. Recent feedback included, "Thanks for making a safe space Mark, where we can learn and share our feelings. We know you are always looking out for us".  

Spending more time with young people than anyone else, I am often first for hear of their worries and will flag these to the appropriate people as well as chaperones.
Safeguarding concerns are acted upon as per production guidelines in a ti
mely and professional manner.

I ensure I am equipped with the latest knowledge and guidance:

  • Safeguarding training regularly updated

  • NSPCC Protecting Children in Entertainment

  • DBS update service subscription

  • Licensed Chaperone

  • Experienced in working within Child Performance Licensing Regulations and can provide all the necessary evidence required by a production to support compliance. 

Image by Gerrit Fröhlich

Partnerships

 I see tutoring as a mentoring process, with the understanding that clear communication and personal connection are just as important to  success as is access to proper learning materials. I empower students to take responsibility for their learning, developing important life skills as well as academic skills. 

I work closely with schools and parents to ensure that work provided is suitable and that educational progress is maintained. 

I have build excellent relationships with the AD team and Production Department to aid planning and ensure compliance with licensing conditions. 

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