Chair of Trustees
Helen White has both teaching and leadership experience in primary, secondary and special school phases. Her senior leadership roles in schools include Deputy Headship and Head of Department in the secondary sector. Helen has also been a Headteacher in both a primary special school and a mainstream primary school with resourced SEN provision.
In the latter part of her career, Helen was a senior school improvement adviser for two LEAs with responsibility for school leadership and school workforce development strategy. As an Ofsted inspector, educational adviser and private consultant she has worked with schools across the different sectors, judged as both outstanding and requiring improvement.
She has extensive experience of school and LEA financial and human resource management, strategic planning, leadership development and training, monitoring and evaluation. In addition, Helen has worked with a range of national agencies including the National College for School Leadership and the DfE as an educational consultant.
In her capacity as both Head Teacher and Educational Adviser, based on the principle of collaborative learning, Helen has successfully developed and implemented models underpinning effective networking across schools and LEAs. This has also included the design and operation of a website to support school to school networking.
Helen is fully committed to the development of a learning environment that meets the learning needs of all children and adults .She is open to change and new ways of securing outstanding and creative educational provision.
Term of Appointment:
07 July 2021 – 06 July 2025
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