New director appointed at The White Horse Federation

By Anita Jaynes on 9 October, 2017

The White Horse Federation (TWHF) has appointed Helen Glass as Secondary Director, responsible for continued improvement and success across all TWHF secondary schools in Swindon, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.

Helen joins with 11 years’ experience in leading secondary schools, with a track record of improving standards and raising attainment.

From 2006 until 2010, she was the Headteacher at Gloucester’s Central Technology College, which later merged with another school to become Gloucester Academy and also part of TWHF.  In her first 15 months at the school she took it from ‘Notice to Improve’ to being rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted.

Most recently, she led Fortismere School in Muswell Hill, London, to the rating of Outstanding from Good and being recognised as one of the best secondary schools in the country.  With a reputation for its Mandarin teaching, the school was also honoured to host China’s First Lady, Madame Peng Liyuan, during China’s state visit to the UK in 2015.

Helen will be working with all secondary TWHF Principals to continue increasing the success of each school and providing students with a first class education.

She said: “I’m looking forward to working with the range of schools that form The White Horse Federation and using my experience to push them forward and continue achieving the best for their pupils.

“I will be working with them to ensure they become the school of choice for their local area, are a central part of the community and are attracting the best teachers to provide the best education.”

TWHF CEO Dr Nick Capstick OBE added: “Helen’s experience will be invaluable to TWHF as she has worked across such a range of different schools and her strategic approach to teaching and learning will be of benefit to everyone across THWF.”

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Pictured above: Helen Glass Secondary Director, The White Horse Federation (TWHF)