Mark Williams | Education Director
Mark Williams joined the Co-op Academies Trust as Education Director (West Pennines) in January 2017. Born in Birkenhead, Mark qualified as a teacher in 1985. He taught in a number of schools on The Wirral before becoming a headteacher of two schools in that local authority.
Following headship, Mark joined Ofsted in 2005 as one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors. During 11 years, he inspected the full range of schools and age ranges, ITE partnerships and led annual performance assessments of local authorities. As well as inspecting History as part of subject surveys, Mark, was involved in working on quality assurance and the development of school and ITE frameworks. He also held the position of National Lead for Academies and Free Schools and Senior HMI.
Mark is married with two children in their twenties. He lives on The Wirral and is a keen golfer requiring improvement and supports Tranmere Rovers Football Club.