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Helen Bowen

Helen is an independent education consultant who works with schools to secure best practice in their provision for language teaching and literacy provision.

Helen has always focused on how we can use simple but effective methods that both engage pupils’ creativity whilst also securing good standards in languages and literacy. Her training equips teachers with a wealth of tools to support their teaching and classroom provision. Helen’s aim is to be supportive, evaluative, well- briefed on national agenda items and priorities and a positive approach to school improvement.

Helen’s career began as a primary school teacher in Bridgend. Prior to her current role as an independent education consultant, she was a member of the Newport English and Literacy Team for 9 years and for 4 years led on English and literacy across the region for primary and secondary schools. 

Helen is a qualified Team Inspector for Estyn. She has played essential roles within the development of the LNF in Wales working with the Welsh Government and commissioned guidance documentation on the revised Areas of Learning and Programmes of Study for English, mathematics and Welsh (first language). Also she has been a Welsh representative for National Drama, a member of the Welsh Government Arts review panel and Lead evaluator and QA for the Welsh Government materials that were developed for celebrating the centenary of Dylan Thomas (Telesgop).