Helen took up post as the Catholic Senior Executive Leader for Romero in September 2018. Taking up this strategic post, Helen draws upon 14 years of Headship and Executive Headship across Sacred Heart, Good Shepherd (2017 – 2018) and St Osburg (2013- 2014). Helen was appointed National Leader of Education in 2014, gaining a wealth of experience working with schools in challenging situations in Coventry and Warwickshire. Helen established Blue Sky TSA in 2014 which has been instrumental in being an engine of school improvement within Romero as well as providing school to school support in Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond.
Working for Ofsted has enabled Helen to have a sharpness in school evaluation and a depth in understanding effective strategies to drive school improvement. Alongside this, she is a member of the Department for Education Headteacher Reference Group that advises on the potential impact of policies on primary and secondary education, including any barriers to implementation.
Helen has been asked to give presentations at local, regional and national level including CES and National training programmes for example NPQEL.
Helen lives in Coventry and is married to Anthony. Helen has three children who went to St Thomas More and Bishop Ullathorne following their mother’s education!