Helen qualified as a solicitor into the Litigation department of a large City firm in 2007 before moving to the Media department of a smaller firm advising charities, art galleries, high street brands and high profile individuals on defamation, freedom of speech and intellectual property issues.
As a solicitor, she undertook as much pro bono work as possible and participated in voluntary schemes with local schools, including reading, mentoring and preparing children for Oxbridge interviews. She found this work incredibly rewarding.
Helen has two children and her eldest started Reception at Whitehall Park in 2018. She is a keen amateur cellist and is a trustee of the orchestra she plays with, the London Medical Orchestra (www.lmo.org.uk). Personal interests include reading, theatre, cinema, hiking and travel.
“I have a longstanding interest in education. I was lucky enough to attend Oxford University and graduated with a First in Modern Languages, so I have experienced firsthand the transformative possibilities of an excellent education. The foundations of my academic and professional achievements were laid by my positive experience of primary school and I am passionate about ensuring every child is given the opportunity to succeed and grow in confidence. As a parent, I chose Whitehall Park because of its ambitious vision, dynamic staff and the fun atmosphere for learning they have created collectively. I am delighted to be joining the Local Advisory Board to represent school parents and assist the Head with her mission to make this an outstanding school.”