Helen joined Tutor Trust in 2023 after a successful career in secondary English. Helen has taught across a variety of schools in Yorkshire, ranging from Y6 up to Further and Higher Education. She has been a whole school Literacy Co-Ordinator, transition manager and KS3 English lead where she explored different ideas around curriculum design and implementation, developing engaging schemes to be disseminated across the region and beyond. Alongside this, she also conducted research into creating an active reading culture within secondary school and increasing attainment within literacy.

Helen has written articles for the English Association and has been invited to speak on a podcast for the same association, exploring abilities in literacy and the importance of literacy as a life-long skill. She has partnered with a charity, writing and implementing schemes of learning to develop literacy and the English language both in Britain and abroad, paying particular interest to the development of emotional and cultural literacy and the accessibility of education overall.

More recently, Helen has undertaken roles in Teacher Training and continues to lecture for Huddersfield University on their PGCE course, coaching, mentoring and supporting new and prospective teachers across a range of subjects.