Millfield has appointed Alexandra Haydon as Deputy Head (Academic), beginning in September 2019. At Millfield, Alexandra will lead on all academic matters ensuring that Millfield is the best place for learning, whether that be for staff or for students.
Having worked at The Castle School in Thornbury and Graveney School in Tooting, London, Alexandra is currently Senior Teacher and Head of Science at St Mary’s Calne, Wiltshire, with responsibility for part of the teaching and learning portfolio, as well as leading on the school's cocurricular programme, partnerships with local schools and STEM & Innovation.
In 2017, Alexandra led St Mary's to be the first independent school to gain the Platinum Science Mark. With an MSc in Learning and Teaching from University of Oxford, she has published research on promoting students' questions in class and is currently studying for a part-time doctorate in Education at University of Bath.
Alexandra was also recently chosen as the winner of the i25, an award which recognises innovation and influencers in the independent sector.
Alexandra says, “On all my visits to Millfield I have been struck by the vibrancy of the school community and the underlying commitment to excellence. I am very much looking forward to joining the leadership team in September and to moving back to Somerset with my family.”
Millfield Headmaster, Gavin Horgan, says, “Alexandra’s appointment is testament to her extensive experience in growing and developing young people’s minds. Alexandra will be a fantastic asset to the Millfield community, and I am particularly excited to see how she guides Millfield in terms of innovation and local school partnerships.”