Mark David Hughes has been the Director of Awsaj Academy since 2018. He has had a career spanning 42 years as an educator and leader of special education and disability services in the government, private and charitable sectors in the United Kingdom.
Prior to joining Awsaj Academy, Mark was Executive Head of the Cambian Group, one of the largest providers of specialist behavioural health services for children in the UK. He was previously Chief Executive and Principal at St. John’s School and College, and Director of Education at Livability, one of the pioneers of free school education and education for disabled children in the UK.
Mark is a passionate advocate of the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities and learning needs. He supports every child’s right to receive high quality education in line with their unique needs and the opportunity to reach their full potential.