Marc Loftus – Maths - Head of Maths, Airedale Academy

Marc has worked at Airedale Academy since 2008 and was promoted to Head of Maths in 2011, after previously only having held a relatively innocuous role of responsibility, securing this promotion due to the consistently good outcomes achieved by the pupils taught by him.

Taking on the role with limited prior leadership experience provided numerous challenges at a time when staffing within the department was undergoing a transitional phase. This enabled Marc to gain a wealth of knowledge and grow as a middle leader.

In 2013, under his direction, the department achieved its best ever results of 70% A*-C. Improving students outcomes is Marc’s main motivation and is an area where he has a proven track record.
Marc believes differentiation within lessons coupled with high quality teaching and learning is fundamental to pupil progress. As a result of this belief and its implementation, he has been judged to be ‘outstanding’ in all lesson observations during the past two years, most notably in a recent Ofsted inspection in November 2013.