Helen has worked in project management, event management, marketing and communications roles since leaving Reading University in 2003 where she studied Film and Drama. The majority of her working experience is in the education and training sector, working with or in schools for much of her career, including roles at Arts Council England and the SSAT (formally the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust). She is currently Programme Officer at the social enterprise Leaders Plus.  She is also the parent of a child at Durrington High School and therefore brings this perspective to her Trustee role.