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Governance

Governance

Governance

The Pointer School is part of Dukes Education. Dukes Education is a family of schools and education organisations based in the UK. We bring together schools that are diverse in their offering and yet united as outstanding examples of teaching and learning.

Our philosophy is to support each individual to live with purpose, to encourage a love of learning and to act as a team. All of this is underpinned by a quality standard that runs through everything we do. We believe that education is a journey to be enjoyed and shared at every stage of life, unlocking extraordinary possibilities for every pupil.

As part of Dukes, The Pointer School continues to lead on all decisions and retain its independence. Dukes adds to this the benefit of the collective, providing security and support, a platform for sharing best practice, and the reassurance of a host of all-through education options.

Our primary office is located at: 14-16 Waterloo Place, London, SW1Y 4AR. The landline number for the office is +44 (0) 203 696 5300.

Governors

Governors

Aatif Hassan - Chair of Governors and Founder and Chairman of Dukes Education

Aatif founded Dukes Education in 2015. He is also Chairman of Cavendish Education, a group of 11 schools for pupils with dyslexia and autism; and a trustee of St James Independent Schools. Aatif is also on the board of CReSTeD.

Aatif has a first-class degree in Mathematics and Economics and also had a British Army commission. In 2020, he was awarded the Freedom of City of London for services to education.

Aatif Hassan is the Chairman of Bassett House School and he may be contacted by email on  aatif.hassan@dukeseducation.com or by calling the Dukes Education office on +44 (0) 203 696 5300.

Professor Mark Bailey – Managing Director of Dukes Education and Safeguarding Governor

Prof Mark Bailey was educated at Durham University, where he obtained a first-class degree in Economic History, and then went on to the University of Cambridge, where he was awarded a PhD in History. His academic career between 1986 and 1999 included Fellowships at two Cambridge colleges, lecturing in Medieval History, and spells as an Admissions Tutor and Domus Bursar. In 1999 he became Headmaster of Leeds Grammar School and in 2008 oversaw its merger with Leeds Girls High School. He has been a headteacher for 18 years.

Mark was the 2018-19 James Ford Lecturer in British History at the University of Oxford and a Visiting Fellow of All Souls, Oxford. He previously played rugby for Wasps and England and captained Suffolk at cricket. He was President of Cambridge University RUFC between 2010 and 2018.

Most recently, Mark Bailey was the High Master of St Pauls School in London and is a Visiting Professor of Later Medieval History at the University of East Anglia.