Currently Head of MFL at Outwood Academy Portland, Helen has also led the languages department through the school’s journey from special measures to outstanding. Raising attainment through curriculum engagement is a particular area of interest for Helen and during her time as Head of Department, she has led a complete overhaul of the curriculum, including implementing a skills-based approach which exploits authentic and cross-curricular resources. This has seen a dramatic improvement in the outcomes for KS3 and KS4 pupils. Additionally, Helen is a facilitator for the CPD sector of AQA and has been involved in delivering a variety of CPD within school, throughout Nottinghamshire and nationwide. Naturally, Helen is passionate about the supporting of colleagues to develop as practitioners, and is proud of the fact that every member of the MFL department has received at least one an outstanding judgement over the last year.