Statement from STEP Academy Trust Board of Trustees:

“It was announced on Friday 16th June that Mark Ducker, CEO of STEP Academy Trust, has been awarded an OBE in The Queen’s Birthday 2017 Honours List, for services to education.

Mark is the inspiration behind STEP and it was his deep sense of moral purpose and vision which brought it into existence. This award recognises Mark’s unique gifts, talents and profound sense of social justice which is evident in what has been developed across STEP for all of the children.

Quote from Mark:

“I am delighted and privileged to have been awarded an OBE for services to education. It is a great personal honour. However in truth, I have been tremendously fortunate to work as part of an extraordinarily talented and committed STEP team: consisting of staff, governors, trustees, parents, but most of all, children.  It is their passionate commitment to the Trust’s mission, vision and values, which they exemplify every day that has made this award possible.”