Alex Grant, Scholars Programme Manager Hastings & Bexhill
Alex has been a Learning Mentor with Villiers Park Educational Trust since 2011 and became Programme Manager in August 2016. He trained as a classical dancer in leading conservatoires, The Royal Ballet School and Rambert School of Dance, experiencing first-hand the pressures and rewards of studying at the highest level. Through running community workshops as a dancer Alex developed a passion for education and joined the Hastings and St Leonards Excellence Cluster as parted of the Gifted and Talented team in 2006. Working in early years’ motor skills and handwriting development Alex wrote a paper that was presented at the European Council for High Achievers conference in Prague, 2008. Over recent years Alex’s particular areas of interest have been cognitive development and the power of metacognition in learning.
In his spare time Alex likes to read, cook and is rapidly becoming addicted to Twitter.