Helen is the headteacher of Ysgol Bryn Castell in Bridgend. Having spent the early part of her career in Cambridgeshire, she returned to Wales in 2010 where she joined the team at Ysgol Bryn Castell as Deputy Headteacher and was appointed to the position of Headteacher in 2014.

Helen has acted as an NPQH Mentor for a number of years and has coordinated a number of Middle and Senior Leadership CPD developmental courses for colleagues within both Special and Mainstream School settings both within CSC and across SWASSH schools. She is an active participant and a respected professional within a range of networks and was a finalist in the Inspirational Teaching Awards 2015 for Special School Headteacher of the Year.