Meet our DT Specialist Leader of Education and Course Lead

Jacqui Aldrich

Jacqui Aldrich

DT Specialist Leader of Education and Course 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.


Jacqui is a former Senior Leader and Advanced Skills Teacher specialising in Design Technology. She is a passionate and practicing Design & Technology teacher and has worked in challenging London schools for 10 years as well as moderating Product Design at A Level for two exam boards. She brings passion and creativity to the DT classroom and believes wholly in the power of design and creation to inspire and engage students.

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.

Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works.
Steve Jobs