Alexandra Samara

Director of Early Years

Alexandra is passionate about early years education and how it can shape children’s dispositions and attitudes towards future learning. She has studied Child Development and Leadership & Management, as well as holding a BA in English Language and Literature. She was a qualified Ofsted inspector and an assessor and mentor for the Early Years Teaching Programme. Her experience includes working for fifteen years as an Early Years Consultant in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, and supporting private nurseries and independent schools to improve their quality of their practice. She has acted as a coordinator for various projects by the Department for Education, such as the “Every Child a Talker” project and was a moderation manager for the assessment at the end of reception. Alexandra has two daughters and enjoys cooking and walking.