Alex Howe – Principal

Alex began her teaching career in 2001 after completing a degree and PGCE in Religious Studies & Theology. The first couple of years of her career were based in Harrogate where she soon became the Head of the RE department. After 2 years here she made the decision to move back to the North East and start as Head of RE at a school in Redcar. Alex remained here for 10 years, taking on a variety of roles which included Head of MFL, Leader of Citizenship, Leader of Learn to Learn and as an Advanced Skills Teacher in Teaching & Learning. From this role she moved to Bydales as an Assistant Headteacher responsible for Teaching and Learning, moving from here to Ormesby School in 2014 as Deputy Headteacher and was promoted to Associate Principal during her time at the school which became Outwood Academy Ormesby. In June 2017, following the Ofsted which secured a Good overall grade, Alex moved as Principal to Outwood Academy Acklam in 2017.
Throughout all the roles Alex has had in her career the underpinning focus of all is ensuring that students gain the best experiences and the best opportunities to help them succeed in all that they do – both in school and beyond school. Outwood Academy Riverside is a unique and really exciting move and will be the first Free School within Outwood Grange Academies Trust.