Helen is the chief executive of the Focus-Trust and an associate consultant for Focus Education. She joined the Focus-Trust from the headship of a school judged outstanding in all aspects and worked as the Trust’s Academy improvement officer for two years.
A former headteacher with over 12 years’ experience, Helen has experience of the full diversity of schools: English as an additional language, challenging social contexts, village and faith schools.
Helen now works in partnership with academy leaders, governors and academy teams on developing & improving teaching and leadership for positive impact on pupil outcomes. Helen has led schools in moving from ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’ teaching and learning, preparing for Ofsted, implementing the Learning Challenge Curriculum, the new National Curriculum and Assessing without levels and worked with governing bodies to undertake headtacher appraisals.
Helen has an advanced DBS disclosure.