Alastair has nineteen years’ teaching experience and joined the school in 2016. Alastair began life at Wandsworth Prep as a specialist Maths teacher across Year 4, 5 and 6, as well as leading the Maths curriculum across the school and supporting both children and families in the preparation of the 11+ process. Alastair assumed a senior leadership role as Head of Upper School in 2018 before becoming Deputy Headteacher in 2021. As part of Alastair’s role he is the Designated Safeguarding Lead for the school and continues to teach Maths in Year 5 and 6.
Prior to joining Wandsworth Prep, Alastair taught at Notting Hill Prep, also in the role of specialist Maths teacher, giving him a grounding in the 11+ process and a good working knowledge of independent secondary schools in and around London. Previously, Alastair spent seven years teaching in Spain, five of which were at O Castro International School, where Alastair contributed his knowledge, energy and enthusiasm to help develop a young school. During a period of rapid expansion, Alastair spent one year as Primary Coordinator and a further two years as Head Teacher, an unforgettable experience that was both hugely rewarding and pivotal in his own growth and development. Before Spain, Alastair taught for four years in an outstanding school in Manchester, honing his teaching and learning provision.
Alastair was educated at the University of Durham and holds BA (Hons) in Education and Qualified Teacher Status with a speciality in Mathematics.