Mark Hughes

AWSAJ Academy, Qatar

Mark Hughes has had the privilege of being a Senior Leader of specialist schools, colleges and services for children and young people with complex, severe, and profound and multiple learning difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Conditions since 1989. His career has been one blessed with a wide variety of new, diverse and challenging situations both as a leader of schools, as Director of Education for two leading UK charities and as a Chief Executive. Mark has had the opportunity to develop brand new provision and open new schools and colleges and to develop residential care homes for children and adults with learning disabilities.

As Director of Awsaj Academy, Mark represents one of the most diverse populations of students in Qatar. Its students have wide ranging learning needs, and disabilities. Awsaj Academy works as one of the QF family of schools committed to the philosophy that everyone belongs and that everyone can be successful irrespective of the challenges they confront.  It is committed and highly motivated to make a real and sustainable difference to the lives of everyone in our Awsaj community and the development of new services and provision for students with special educational needs in Qatar.