What We Do
Helen Ward – Head Teacher
I became head teacher of the federation of Lealhom, Castleton and Glaisdale Primary schools in 2018, having previously being head teacher at Lealholm School since September 2011. Before this I was Assistant Head Teacher at Skelton Primary School in Redcar and Cleveland- a school with around 600 pupils. During my teaching career I have taught from Reception up to Year 6, giving me a very good understanding of where children start out and where they need to go during their primary years.
I have lead many subjects including maths, PSHCE and I am now EYFS subject leader across the Esk Valley Schools.
I am also leadership and CPD lead for the Esk Valley Alliance.
Areas of Expertise
- Quality First Teaching
- Subject Leadership
- Whole Key stage planning
- Peer Review
Example(s) of outreach work undertaken and impact
I have supported several schools including a large primary with a focus on supporting colleagues in KS1 & KS2, looking at sentence level work, Quality First Teaching and marking a feedback. I have also supported other schools through the peer review process, including leading reviews.