Alex is an outstanding leader who engenders the respect of his colleagues and peers through his courteous, dignified manner and unwavering professional diligence. He has the capacity and ability to motivate those around him to seek a better future and join him on the journey. During his time as the Headteacher of Park View Alex oversaw extraordinary improvements within the school. He relishes a challenge and consistently exceeds expectations.
Architect (former Chair of Governors)
About Alex Atherton
"My whole career has been about making a difference for those who need it the most. After three headships in complex and challenging secondary schools my passion, energy and drive continue to help transform lives and support those who share my vision."
As part of our self evaluation cycle we needed to initiate a number of difficult whole school conversations which will lead to wide ranging changes. Alex was extremely good in encouraging and channeling staff, students and parents to consider the systems and structures of the school and how they could be improved. His report, which also put the results in context through some good research, helped to frame the debate within school and capture the zeitgeist on some issues. As a result some changes have been implemented far easier than expected and others are being embraced and developed by staff far quicker and better than I would ever have hoped.
Headteacher - Lilian Baylis Technology School