Mark Creasy is an Independent Thinking Associate and experienced primary school teacher, currently teaching a Year 5 class, and is the author of Unhomework, which challenges the orthodoxies about work outside the classroom. His contemporary and down-to-earth style of teaching has allowed him to view learning as a tool, not a rule, to ensure that his pupils are given the right to an education that suits their needs and maximises their potential for future success. Mark's simple philosophy is, If this isn't good enough for my daughter, it's not good enough for anyone else' ' which is at the heart of how he engages his learners on a daily basis.
Read Mark's article featured in The Guardian on Tuesday April 1st 2014.
Click here to listen to Mark discussing The Great Homework Debate' on the Pivotal Podcast (from 4.30mins).
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