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Marius Frank

Director of E-Learning and Material Development - Achievement For All (AfA)
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Marius Frank is currently strategic lead for E-Learning Development and Youth Justice at Achievement for All. Achievement for All is an international children’s charity devoted to equity in education, supporting education settings to dismantle barriers to learning, whatever the challenges faced by children and young people and their families.

After a stellar career as a teacher (of science, music and Expressive Arts) and middle leader (including posts as varied as Head of Year, Head of Science and Director of Music) in challenging secondary schools in England, Marius became Headteacher of Bedminster Down School (and the first BAME Secondary Headteacher in Bristol). Despite being named in the bottom 200 performing Secondary Schools in the country in 2000, Marius led the school community to a remarkable transformation, trebling performance outcomes in a decade in charge despite very low standards and low community expectations on entry.

In 2010, Marius became CEO of ASDAN Education before eventually joining Achievement for All in 2015.

Marius’ ability to manage large and complex projects is exemplified by the successes of a government-funded national programme to reduce the impact and incidence of bulling on children and young people with SEND. 1,500 schools received face-to-face training, with 96% of all attendees rating the event as good or outstanding, making them more confident to deal with complex and sensitive incidents. This was followed by a two-year DfE contract aimed at securing better outcomes for young people with Special Education Needs and Disabilities in the Youth Justice System.

Marius is now working on international EU-funded projects with colleagues in Italy, Romania, Greece, Spain and Bulgaria to secure better outcomes for children and young people affected by migration, which includes refugees and unaccompanied asylum seekers.