Helena Cohen

My career has been in education. I taught in Redbridge, Harrow and Barnet before accepting a position at Rosh Pinah Primary School. I have been Head Teacher at the Independent Jewish Day and Beis Yaakov Primary Schools in Barnet. At a stage in my career when I wanted to work part time I was excited when I saw a role advertised to deliver a wellbeing programme to schools across London. I had to apply as I always made staff wellbeing a priority. On leaving headship I did some consultancy work and the support I provided enabled the schools I worked with to achieve positive outcomes.

Before I retired I was asked to take on the role of Interim CEO of a small Multi Academy Trust. I was privileged to work alongside and learn from professionals and Trustees from outstanding trusts. Now that I have retired, even though I know there is always more to learn, I am keen to share my knowledge and experience and to support and work with schools to ensure every child has the best educational experience.