Alexandra is deputy head of initial teacher education and a principal lecturer at the School of Social Sciences and Professions.
Alex's main role is to support the Head of ITE, and further develop leadership capacity in the primary phase of the department. Ensuring students receive the best possible experience at London Met is pivotal to the role. She will also be further developing and strengthening partnerships and networks between the University and schools.
Alex's career began in 1995 as a newly qualified teacher in Ealing, after graduating from Oxford Brookes University with a B.(Ed) Hons Degree. She enjoyed 10 years as a classteacher working in 3 different inner-city primary schools across London. Later she pursued her interest in school leadership and enjoyed the challenge of working as a Deputy Headteacher leading on the curriculum for 5 years in 2 primary schools in Lambeth. She then successfully gained the NPQH through 'Future Leaders' which focused on preparing school leaders for headship in challenging settings. Her roles in school improvement led her to headship in a school in Lambeth for 7 years and later to a large primary school in Croydon, which was part of a MAT. She is really excited to be taking on the new challenges and the steep learning curve that university life brings! Alex is particularly looking forward to leading the primary team in their delivery of an excellent curriculum for our students.
In her previous leadership roles as a primary school Headteacher, Alex was always passionate about supporting teachers in the classroom through the delivery of high quality CPD. She is really looking forward to sharing her knowledge and expertise with the team here at London Met. Our PGCE course has received excellent student feedback and she is excited to be joining London Met when there are so many successes to build upon. She is particularly interested in enhancing the broad and balanced curriculum opportunities for our students so they have a wealth of experience to be creative primary school teachers. Alex is also looking forward to being part of the team leading on the 'Becoming a Teacher' module which is an exciting opportunity to develop the talents of many students who are interested in becoming a teacher.