Over the last ten years, Mark Burns FLPI has developed a proven track record in developing teaching and leadership in education. He’s co-authored three best-selling books in this field.  More recently, he has worked with FTSE100 retailer and third sector organisations, to develop the quality and impact of their learning and development programmes.

Through his work, he has developed a deep understanding of learning design and how to overcome the barriers to learning in organisations. He is passionate about supporting the development of performance through effective learning.

Mark is married and has two daughters in secondary school and is passionate about creating school environments where they’d thrive and grow, regardless of whether they are pupils, teachers or leaders.

Through delivering, co-developing and leading the Osiris Teaching Intervention programme he has helped transform the practise of thousands of teachers. The impact of this has been noted by numerous inspection reports and leadership teams as contributing to the improvement of teaching and learning in these schools.


Mark was a finalist in the prestigious CIPD People Management Awards 2018 for Best Learning & Development initiative in Public/Third Sector.

Mark’s track record in learning has been recognised with the award of Fellowship of the Learning Performance Institute.

Previously his innovate work ‘The Uncertainty Principle’ supporting a school community facing a period of change, was shortlisted by the TES Awards.


Mark works extensively with school leaders at all levels to identify the barriers to developing the quality of teaching, and practical strategies to overcome them.  He draws on his vast experience of working intensively with primary and secondary teachers nationwide in many different settings.

Before venturing out into the world of writing and leading learning, Mark taught full-time for twelve years.  He was also a governor at the primary school for seven years.


Mark co-wrote:-

He has contributed several articles for Business Review’ magazine published by Phillip Allan.

Contributed articles to both ‘Teach Secondary‘ and ‘Teach Primary’

To discuss how Mark may work with you either to deliver keynotes, lead one day sessions or to develop a bespoke professional learning programme, please contact us.


‘Mark’s enthusiastic and infectiously positive approach to teaching pedagogy made the day both fully engaging and truly inspiring.   Both teaching and support staff found the practical day to challenge them both in terms of learning development theory and classroom practice, particularly because of Mark’s own classroom experience.’

Andrew Carr, Deputy Head
Wyvern College, Hampshire

‘We worked with MALIT over a period of twelve months following our Ofsted inspection in April 2013, when teaching was judged inadequate. The bespoke programme of support delivered by Mark Burns focused on fundamental issues such as pace, challenge and engagement and resulted in a significant improvement in the quality of teaching, from 28% in June 2013 to 75% in June 2014. The impact of the MALIT support programme on the quality of teaching was recognised by Ofsted in our Section 8 monitoring inspections. At the same time pupils’ achievement also improved and in 2014 we were ranked the second most improved school in Lancashire.’

David Hubbard, Headteacher
Corpus Christi Catholic High School, Preston

‘In our busy lives as teachers it is often hard to find the time to really critically reflect upon the teaching and learning that is going on in our classrooms.  This course allowed me to do this.  It also made me think about the motivational factors that drive children to learn and how these help children to progress both academically and socially.  I feel that the course has not only helped me to become a better teacher but also helped me to help my class become better learners!’

Year 1 teacher
Isleworth Town Primary School, Hounslow