• The Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Primary School
  • St. Helen's Primary School
  • Swansea, Wales

Since joining St. Helen’s Primary School in 2010, Mark has worked tirelessly to put the school at the heart of the community. His leadership style is highly inclusive and his incredible ability to remain focused on core business enables the school to continually thrive and develop. With the highest expectations of himself and others, his clear and shared vision promotes the wellbeing of pupils, and enables them to achieve their full potential.

Mr. Thompson has led the school to significant success, with a recent excellent Estyn inspection, award winning attendance, exceptional pupil progress and leaders empowered at all levels. He has introduced popular afterschool community events such as ‘Dress the Christmas Tree’ which are always highly attended by all stakeholders, including former pupils. He leads a happy nurturing team who all live by the St Helen’s family motto: ‘All Different, All Equal.’