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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

  • EYFS
  • 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.



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13 Sep 2021

Due to continued growth in pupil numbers, we are excited to be advertising for a new ATA in Key Stage 2. Please check our website or call the office for more information or to arrange a school visit @ScarboroTeach @CoastOA @EskValleyTSA @NYCResearchSch

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21 Jul 2021

Places for Mastering Number in North Yorks, York and the East Riding still available! Book today 👉 @CoastOA @STAR_Teaching @EastRidingILS @YCATSCHOOLS @SwaleAlliance @EskValleyTSA @RidingForwardTS @ScarboroTeach @EborHopeTSA

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2 Jul 2021

The DfE have now confirmed the new NPQ scholarships for Autumn 2021: Register your interest with Pathfinder Teaching School Hub here and we will send you more information on how to apply. @Ambition_Inst @CofE_EduLead #NPQ #CPD

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14 Jun 2021

Social & Emotional Learning - Twilight session led by @RobHTNewt & @mouldyjo Places still available - contact @ScarboroTeach to register (details on the flyer). @CoastOA @HuntResearchSch @NYCResearchSch @ResearchWolds @PathfinderTSH @EskValleyTSA @EducEndowFoundn @RedKiteTSH

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