Governor Profiles

Mark Atkinson

Length of service/involvement with Heaton Manor   

My eldest child started at Heaton Manor in 2004 and my youngest followed suit in 2015.  I was not immediately involved with school activities, as my employment at the time involved working overseas.  I first showed interest in becoming a governor in 2015 and was invited to join as a co-opted governor in 2016.

Committee responsibilities

Member of the following committees;

Business/education background

I was educated at St Mary’s where I left to undertake an apprenticeship.  Most of my work has involved me being overseas, where I have been there to provide logistical management to large installations.  The highlight of which was managing a key team that were tasked to dismantle a vast site that had housed over 3000 workers.

I am a member of the Charter Management Institute and have been the line manager and an HR manager for over 350 personnel.  Directly involved in their career pathways, training, internal promotions, whilst also provided advice and support to personnel and also to senior management on disciplinary matters.

I am also currently furthering my own career portfolio by undertaking further studies to work towards additional level 6 management qualifications.

Local interest

Very keen on local sports and activities I have had some key roles within grassroots clubs.  I am a firm believer in a healthy lifestyle through nutrition and exercise.  You will always find me near the top of various summits.  I often lead adult excursions up various mountains within the United Kingdom.

Vision for the future

I believe Heaton Manor should be the school of choice for everyone within practical distance.  I will strive to help our school challenge our students both mentally and physically.  This will affirm the parents trust in Heaton Manor when they see the well rounded young adults we help nurture by the end of Year 11 or Sixth Form.


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Newcastle Upon Tyne

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