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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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24 May 2022

Yesterday we had our fantastic workshop with Hester Binge @STEMLearningUK. Inspiring and informative! If you didn’t get chance to book onto yesterdays course, or KS2 is your area we have our upcoming course on the 23rd June. Follow the link to book @CoastOA @STEMLearningUK

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23 May 2022

For those colleagues who are interested in taking on a new challenge, have a look at this opportunity to become a TA Team Leader ...

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25 Apr 2022

#SchoolDiversityWeek 20-24 June 2022. Lots of resources for schools to celebrate LGBT inclusion @redkitealliance @OGATrust @eboractrust @SwaleAlliance @CoastOA @N_StarAT @HopeSentamuLT @YEndeavour @YouthYorkshire @NSAT_Inclusion @JustLikeUsUK @CEOTheSTARMAT @EskValleyTSA

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18 Apr 2022

Secondary schools and post-16 settings can access a range of educational interventions for FREE or at a subsidised rate through the Accelerator Fund. Find out more with this @EducEndowFoundn webinar on Wednesday 27th April, 4-5pm. Sign up now:

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10 Apr 2022

I’ve been messaged by an senior leader in a small school who is looking to connect with other small school leaders so she can seek advice on roles and time management. Would there be anyone willing to connect to create a little network of support?

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