Mark Steenson

Mark Steenson


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Personal Statement

My goal is to complete my doctorate so that I can support future teachers, conduct research within the classroom, and make a contribution to the improvement of secondary school education, in particular Business Education. 

I started my teaching career in South Lanarkshire Council, where I taught Business Education at Larkhall Academy before moving to Glasgow City Council and further becoming Acting Faculty Head of Business and Computing Science, Principal Teacher of Raising Attainment and then Leader of Professional Learning for staff. 

I attended Central college of Commerce where I completed an HND in Tourism. During this time I was elected for two terms as Student President of the college’s Student Association and was a member of the college’s Board of Management. I also was on the Steering Committee of National Union of Students Scotland.

I have worked with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education, where I represented student voice and student participation whilst inspecting a wide range of colleges in Scotland. 

I returned to education, after a period of employment in the private sector to complete my BA Honours in Business Studies at The University of the West of Scotland. I then went on to complete my PGDE in secondary Education at Glasgow University. 

Whilst working in secondary education, I completed my MEd in Education at Glasgow University.

I am currently Vice President of Scottish Business Education Association (SBEA)

I am especially interested in pupil equity, quality assurance methods and effective learning and teaching.

Research Interests

Modules Undertaking 2020/21

X9646: Methods of Enquiry, Literature and Scholarship

X9645: Advanced Research Methods and Proposal

Key Interests

Raising Attainment, Pupil Equity, Positive Relationships, Quality Assurance, Pupil Engagement, Learners Experiences, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Engagement in CLPL, Digital Literacy

Academic / Professional qualifications

Masters Dissertation - "Initial Teacher Education, Employability and Skills in Business Education: A Critical Case Study."

BA Honours Dissertation - "Do universities provide graduates with the necessary skills for employment: A Critical Case Study based on a post 1992 Business School."

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Education, University of Glasgow

Award Date: 29 Nov 2018

Unknown, University of Glasgow

Award Date: 22 Jun 2015

Bachelor of Arts, University Of West Of Scotland

Award Date: 10 Jul 2014

External positions

Vice-President, Scottish Business Education Association

1 Sep 2020 → …

Digital Leader of Professional Learning for Staff, Glasgow City Council

21 Aug 2020 → …

Principal Teacher of Raising Attainment, Glasgow City Council

15 Jan 20181 Apr 2019

Acting Faculty Head of Business and Computing Science, Glasgow City Council

13 Oct 201715 Jan 2018

Teacher of Business Education, Glasgow City Council

11 Aug 2016 → …

Teacher of Business Education - Probationary, South Lanarkshire Council

12 Aug 201511 Aug 2016

Resourcing Support Manager , Lloyds Banking Group

11 Oct 200415 Jul 2015


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