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ACS Egham appoints Mark Wilson as new Head of School

ACS International School Egham has announced that Mark Wilson will take up the position of Head of School from August 2022.

Wilson has over two decades of leadership experience in British and international education at top International Baccalaureate (IB) schools across Asia and the US. Wilson will be coming to the school from his current position as Head of School at the British International School Houston, Texas. Prior to this role, Wilson was Headteacher at The British International School Shanghai.

ACS Egham has been offering the IB curriculum, which is world-renowned for academic excellence, for over 20 years and is one of only two schools in the UK to offer the entire IB programme, from junior through middle and senior school. Wilson will drive this legacy forward with his experience delivering an IB education to the highest standard; his current school received a 100% IB Diploma Programme (DP) pass rate in its most recent results.

Wilson’s teaching background is rooted in Drama and the Arts, and he holds a BA Hons Degree in Drama/Dance and a PGCE teaching qualification in Education (Drama) from Middlesex University. Wilson has also provided guidance as an educational leadership trainer, consultant, and guest speaker for a variety of organisations, including PGCE Teacher Training Programmes at Middlesex University and the Royal Academy of Dance.

An ACS education has, at its heart, the idea of readiness, and Wilson will support this ethos through his passion for delivering educational excellence and supporting each and every student to be the best they can be. ACS Egham has an exciting future ahead with plans including an enhanced suite of specialist teaching spaces, equipped to prepare students for the world of work and a lifetime of opportunity.

Wilson commented: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining ACS Egham as its new Head of School in August. Throughout my career, I have seen how students can thrive when given the best opportunities. My goal is to ensure that we stay relentlessly focused on nurturing effective learners, confident individuals and caring contributors who know how to make a positive difference in the world.”

Passionate about partnerships and preparing students for future careers, Wilson will drive further partnerships between ACS Egham and local, business and international communities. He hopes that these links will provide unrivalled opportunities for students, such as charity work and internships, ensuring they develop as caring and engaged global citizens.

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