Senior School Learning Support Coordinator
After originally training in Horticulture, Mark Symons completed a BA Honours degree in History from the Open University whilst being a stay at home dad to 2 young children, followed by a PGCE with the University of Sunderland. Mark worked for a number of years as a Learning Support Assistant, Advisor and Learning Leader in a Pupil Referral Unit in the South East of England, before joining the Royal Falkland Island Police Force. Mark is currently working as a supply teacher for DCB, having moved to Beijing when his wife took a teaching post. This position has enabled him to build a good rapport with students and staff, whilst allowing him the opportunity to settle his two children into their new home. Mark is very much looking forward to exploring the mountains surrounding Beijing, learning to ski and learning more Mandarin.