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Helena Boast

Helena Boast

Director of Academies

Helena brings exceptional school leadership experience to the post of Director of Academies. She was Headteacher at The Thomas Lord Audley School (part of Sigma Trust) for seven years. Under her leadership the school was named the most improved secondary school in Essex in 2016 and she went on to be awarded the title of Secondary Headteacher of the Year at the Essex Teaching Awards in 2018.

Helena’s career in education spans over 30 years with experience as a SENDCo and a teacher trainer. She has expertise in school improvement, inclusive practice, curriculum design and school leadership.