194. Mark Leppard MBE Headmaster at The British School Al Khubairat in Abu Dhabi
Be honest and stay true to yourself
His experience and leadership roles he has had
From captaining sports teams, successfully undertaking various Middle and Senior leadership roles in schools in the UK and Middle East through to leading 2 highly successful British Curriculum international schools.
The value you will get from listening to Mark After listening to me, I hope people appreciate that I am authentic, honest and able to give an insight into the emotional aspects of leadership. I suppose hearing how leadership not only impacts those around you , but also you as the leader, an area sometimes forgotten. Bio Mark Leppard MBE. Headmaster of The British School Al Khubairat, Abu Dhabi. Mark is a successful and ambitious school leader of an outstanding British international school. In 2015 Mark was awarded an MBE for his services to education and has an M.Ed in Educational Leadership. His focus is on team building, in terms of motivation, personnel and structure, ensuring that the students benefit from these developments. He has a lifelong passion for learning and ensures that the student is at the heart of all decisions that are made. Holistic education is fundamental to Mark’s philosophy and he believes that learning should not be restricted just to the formal classroom. Mark has a track record of success, having led schools through 5 ‘Outstanding’ school inspections and accreditations. He is a trained school inspector and has inspected a variety of schools around the globe. Mark has experience of developing and delivering an agreed vision, as well as leading schools through a rebranding process.
Mark is a member of The Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC), Chairman of British Schools in the Middle East (BSME) and a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teachers. Mark is a passionate sportsman and has successfully captained teams at various levels. He gained international honours representing the Arabian Gulf at rugby, is an Honorary Life Member at Doha Rugby Club, a Vice President of Harlow Rugby Club, an avid Spurs fan and now trains regularly to keep fit. Mark is very happily married and has three children. When listening to Mark you will hopefully feel his enthusiasm and positive outlook, appreciate his honest analysis and enjoy seeing how through inspiring leadership, anything can be achieved.
His Leadership Top Tip; Be honest and stay true to yourself. Anything less will be unsustainable, found out and ultimately lead to failure and disappointment. The best way to reach the summit or destination is to soar like an eagle, gallop like a thoroughbred horse or glide like a dolphin and you can only do this if you are always genuine and true to yourself.