Alice recently graduated from the University of Bristol with First Class Honours in English. She received 6A*3A at GCSE; A* (English), A* (Theatre Studies) and A (French) at A-Level, all at Alleyn’s School.
Alice’s work in education has spanned almost five years. She worked at Alleyn’s Junior School for an academic year and more recently in the SEN department at Harris Academy Bermondsey. At Alleyn’s, she gained experience helping young people with their reading, as well as with 7+ and 11+ prep. At HAB, she predominantly worked with low prior attaining Year 10 and 11 students both in and out of the classroom, in the run-up to their English and History GCSEs. She supported children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, SEMH and a multitude of Speech and Language needs, and received extensive counselling and safeguarding training. In addition, she held a small reading group for KS3-4 EAL students every day.
Alice believes that being given the time, space and attention to work out who you are and how you learn is really crucial as a young person. She helps students to feel as comfortable as possible in order that they can move away from any inhibiting introversion, and thrive as confident young adults who trust their own ideas and are able to engage in debate. She finds the stories in everything, working out how to individualise teaching in order to make every bit of learning applicable to the student’s own life – they must feel as though they are relevant to the content they are being examined in. This is particularly important when students are studying period texts that they may feel somewhat removed from.
As a professional actor, director and writer, Alice’s work has been performed at The Young Vic, as well as the Pleasance and Bloomsbury theatres in London, and Gilded Balloon Teviot in Edinburgh. She is also an inclusivity ambassador for the National Youth Theatre, helping to facilitate workshops at a SEN school and working as a mentor for individual students.