Helen Shakespeare

Helen Shakespeare
  • Middle leadership team
  • Company: Aspire Alternative Provision

SLE area of expertise: Reluctant writers; behaviour and CPD for teaching assistants

Current responsibilities:

  • Teaching and Learning across Aspire
  • English department lead
  • KS3 maths teacher
  • NQT mentor

Previous career history:

  • Bedfont Junior School

– responsible for Art and PE

  • St Stephen’s Junior School

– head of Maths and year 4

  • Deputy Head at Lane End Primary School
  • responsible for SEN, Maths and head of KS1
  • Class teacher at Hazlemere CE School

– responsible for Writing, P4C, Reflection, reluctant mathematicians

  • Aspire
  • led a pilot KS3 site for character education as a centre manager
  • maths teacher KS3
  • supporting new teachers

What you hope to achieve as an SLE:

Working with schools, Primary and secondary, to develop teaching, learning and behaviour.

Taking back into mainstream what I am learning at the PRU.

Specific areas of expertise and how you might be able to help other schools:

  • Reluctant writers: encouraging writing
  • Engagement in maths – the investigative approach
  • Addressing behaviour through teaching and learning ethos
  • Developing confidence and expertise for LSAs/TAs