Meet our Secondary Phase Lead

Jacqui Aldrich

Jacqui Aldrich

Secondary Phase Lead

When will you see Jacqui?

Jacqui leads on secondary Design & Technology training and development and quality assurance across the secondary Harris School Direct programme. She runs sessions on almost every training day at Harris Academy Bermondsey, and performs observations in placement schools.


A former Senior Leader and Advanced Skills Teacher in challenging London schools, Jacqui is a passionate and practicing Design & Technology teacher and Lead Practitioner. She believes implicitly that outstanding teacher training and professional development is the key to outstanding classroom practice.

Training Experience

As an exam board moderator and teacher, Jacqui has extensive subject knowledge in teaching practical subjects, particularly in the field of Design Technology. In her previous role as senior leader responsible for developing new teachers, she brings experience of training and developing programmes to support the wide ranging needs of colleagues. Jacqui has supported and trained Teach First participants, PGCE students, NQTs and is an Olevi facilitator for both their Improving and Outstanding Teacher Programme. Jacqui brings a creative and practical approach to the Initial Teacher Education team.

Read some of Jacqui's thoughts and reflections on what it means to be a Design & Technology teacher.

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur