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Mark Potterton

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Mark Potterton is currently the primary school principal of Sacred Heart College, Observatory. He has taught in schools, a teachers’ training college and in universities. He served as National Director of the Catholic Institute of Education and worked at Umalusi as the Chief Operating Officer. He was part of the Ministerial Committee that looked at schools that work well in township and rural areas; as well as on a committee investigating teacher absenteeism in South Africa.

School culture at the heart of shaping new education futures

In a previous article, Mark Potterton described the educational potential of technology but cautioned against reducing learning to an online experience. In...

Can online teaching make for better education?

Mark Potterton describes the online teaching experience of teachers at Sacred Heart College in Johannesburg during the COVID-19 lockdown. His observations form...

Breaking the silence of abuse in schools

The horrific account of sexual abuse at Parktown Boys is the subject of veteran journalist Sam Cowen's new book. Mark Potterton examines...

Preventing US-style mass shootings in South African schools

Statistics show that mass shootings in the United States have already killed 344 people so far this year. South Africa's context of...

Can computers really save our schools?

The COVID-19 pandemic has showed the vast chasm in the access to education during the lockdown, mainly because students from poor communities...

The balance between mission and market in Catholic schools

Increasingly, independent schools are run as businesses. Mark Potterton draws on some of the ideas by John Sullivan in his book "Catholic...

Will we still need school uniforms after COVID-19?

Sometimes we do things in a particular way because that is how we have always done them. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced...

Sexuality education – where to now for Catholic schools?

The COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to make their curricula available online. Mark Potterton, who worked with the Southern African Bishops' Conference to...

Teaching children to recognise disinformation

Discerning truth from falsehood and deliberate misinformation is becoming increasingly difficult as various interest groups compete to dominate the media space. Mark...

Education: Rethinking the pressure of exams

Schools spend too much time preparing students for exams, says Mark Potterton, who has served as the Chief Operating Officer for Umalusi,...

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