Bethan Jones
Posted on 16 May 2016

Head to Head with Mark Sturgeon of Aylesbury Grammar School

Mark Sturgeon, Headmaster at Aylesbury Grammar School gives us an insight into his day to day life.

Your current title / role:


Brief career background:

Teacher of Geography (Burnham Upper School 1996-1998), Head of Geography (Aylesbury Grammar School 1998-2005), Head of Sixth Form (Aylesbury Grammar School 2000-2005), Assistant Headteacher - Learning Development (Dr Challoner’s Grammar School 2005-2009), Deputy Headmaster (Dr Challoner’s Grammar School 2009-2014), Headmaster (Aylesbury Grammar School 2014-present)

What does a typical working day look like?

The real enjoyment, challenge and attraction of the role is that there is no typical day. The range, frequency and intensity of day to day involvement with the school ensures no two days are ever the same.

What did you have for dinner last night?

Salmon stir fry

What was the last piece of music you listened to?


What was your favourite and most hated subject when you were at school?

Favourite was Art, didn’t hate anything but found languages very challenging.

What is the best thing about your job?

Meeting the students everyday and seeing them develop into fine young men

If you could change one thing about the current education system what would it be

Make teaching profession equal in the eyes of society to the highest paid and most prestigious careers. Recruitment is a looming, if not real, crisis.

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