Alix Robertson brings both journalism and teaching experience to the Centre for Education and Youth. At CFEY, she has developed short films about special educational needs and disabilities for the Department for Education and Whole Schools SEND. She has also explored the barriers that Latin American young people face in accessing UK higher education for King College London and worked on evaluations for Action Tutoring and The Mercers’ Company.
She started out as an English teacher at a secondary school, where she ran a student magazine and mentored vulnerable pupils. A desire to interrogate challenges in the education system led her to take an MA in journalism. She went on to work for sister papers FE Week and Schools Week, winning awards for her investigations. She reported on subjects including college finances, multi-academy trusts, and the experiences of women and LGBT people in education. Alix volunteers with the charity Keen London, helping to organise and run activities for young people with disabilities.