Alex is an experienced executive headteacher and currently leads a growing urban school, together with a SCITT catering for 40 primary and secondary trainees in West Berkshire. As a National Leader of Education in both her previous and in her current school she works with several schools supporting them to make rapid improvement. She has experience of working at both ends of the Ofsted spectrum and currently undertakes section 8 monitoring of schools causing concern for Ofsted. Following an education degree with music, she taught for the Ministry of Education in Japan and then back in the UK, initially in Slough and more recently in West Berkshire. Alex has been a headteacher for ten years. She has an MA in Effective Learning and an MBA from Keele. Alex’s professional interests include raising aspirations for the disadvantaged more able learner, developing an outstanding curriculum and in providing challenge for all members of the school community. Alex was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2014.