Hi, my name is Helen and I have been a successful educator for over 30 years working in a range of schools. I always build positive relationships with my students and treat each person as an individual. Having been a class teacher, subject leader of numerous subjects, including maths, Year group leader, Deputy Head and Head teacher, I am passionate about people developing growth mindsets and becoming active learners. My friendly, supportive approach to teaching enables students to feel comfortable and in a good place to learn. However, I also believe in stretching my students because we are all capable of so much more.
Everybody has the capacity to learn, it is thought that inhibits learning or unlocks amazing opportunities. ‘Whether you think you can or think you can’t you are right.’ Henry Ford. I love the power of ‘YET’. ‘I cannot do this YET’. ‘I do not know that YET’. ‘YET’ turns to’ I can’ with persistence and a good attitude and belief in oneself as a learner.
My main role as an educator is to facilitate learning. To help people unlock their potential by developing the learning habits of being: resilient, resourceful, reflective and responsive. Having a growth mindset, rather than a fixed mindset enables anybody to learn anything and unlocks the potential within.
Our services do not simply teach students to enable them to pass an exam. We enable children and adults to learn for life, to not only gain knowledge but to gain skills and attitudes to learning to allow them to unlock more of their potential.
My Qualifications and Training.
I completed my BED Hons degree with a 2:1 in 1990. Since then my training and learning has been considerable and too much to write on this page. Hence, here are some of the most pertinent/recent training I have had:
Leadership Pathways: Leadership in Education 2012
One year Leadership Course to Equip and Prepare for Deputy Headship and Headship. Certificate Achieved through the National College
Coaching for Excellence: Coaching for leaders of Education 2017
A one year coaching course for leaders of education. Course complete, one module to complete for certificate.
Early Excellence Training, Assessment for Learning – Dylan Williams and Shirley Clarke, Level 3 Safeguarding: overall Child Protection, Domestic Violence, CSE and Safer Recruitment, Thrive Training, Emotional Coaching for children, Pupil Premium Training for Head teachers, Team Teach, NQT Lead mentor training, New Guidelines for SEND training, Teach Like a Champion Train the Trainer – Doug Le Mov, Read Write Inc Phonics, Maths Mastery KS1, Teach Like a Champion (Doug LeMov), Instructional Leadership – Paul Santoyo, The principles of Maths Mastery – Helen Dury, Outstanding Teaching toolkit and many others
My DBS (Disclosure and Barring) is up to date and I am registered with the online checking system.