Michelle Ackerley

Michelle Ackerley, Deputy Head Girl 2001 – 2002 grew up in Alderley Edge and has a degree in Psychology. She joined the BBC as a programme maker in 2005, and has worked across a wealth of shows within Entertainment, Childrens & Current Affairs. She has presented numerous strands for BBC’s ‘Inside Out’ and ITV’s ‘This Morning’, often covering hard-hitting content including the Boston Bombings & Margaret Thatcher’s death. She can now be seen on BBC1 hosting ‘The One Show’. Michelle has also presented live on the red carpet for the Children’s BAFTAs and for the BBC’s Sport Relief Team. She had the privilege of hosting the live evening celebrations for the London 2012 Olympic Torch Roadshow, visiting 12 cities in 12 days and interviewing Olympians past and present. As well as her work within television, Michelle is a diversity youth mentor, working closely with teens that have just come out of foster care. Michelle comments,

“Whilst at AESG I was not only educated by an amazing team of supportive teachers, I made long lasting friends. For me the school helped shape me into a confident young adult. I felt inspired and encouraged and that’s vital for any vocation that one would like to move into in the future. I have fond memories of my very first school play – playing the Wizard in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ to being Deputy Head Girl in the Sixth Form. The network of teachers and the nurturing family atmosphere are things I’ve taken on board in my own life. It’s important to feel supported and listened to. This is why I think AESG students stand out from the crowd.”