About Mark McCaughan

My first book – Igniting Children’s Writing – is now available to order. Click here for order details.

This book is superb! It challenged me to think more about my planning with regards to how the children would reach the end goal. I loved teaching English in those weeks & the children’s writing was phenomenal! Thanks @MCMLearningMark for your listening ear and support!

Year 4 teacher, Pevensey and Westham School, September 2018

MCM Learning Bio


In his 30 years in education, Mark has been a teacher, a Subject Leader, a Key Stage leader, a Senior Leader, a governor, a Local Authority consultant and a Head Teacher. Mark has taught through Key Stages 1 – 5 and has survived 3 Outstanding OFSTED inspections and one Excellent ISIS inspection. Mark has produced the Thinking Spelling series of resources and  his first book, “Igniting Children’s Writing” was published by Bloomsbury in April 2018. The book recently won second place at the Primary Times Awards. Mark’s next book – Making Spelling Compelling – is due in 2019. Mark holds his NPQH and is a Leadership Pathways coach. He lives on the Sussex coast and can often be spotted cycling the South Downs, Orienteering or playing cricket.

Working With Schools

Mark will work alongside you, your pupils and your colleagues to build capacity for sustainable school improvement. Mark’s training is affordable but full of support, challenge and quality. The planning of every session will be informed by your school’s priorities, research-based evidence of best practice; it will build capacity to raise standards in the classroom; and it will always keep the pupils at heart.



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Contact Mark 

MCM Learning

15 Stoke Manor Close,
East Sussex
BN25 3RE

07800 753769

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