Helen Redford-Hernandez is an experienced Headteacher and National Leader of Education.
She was appointed as Headteacher at Hungerhill School from September 2013 and since the school’s Ofsted inspection in 2012 when it was judged as Outstanding, the school has developed into a locally and nationally recognised provider of excellent secondary education, with student outcomes being well above national averages.
The school became a Teaching School and a National Support School in 2015 and the school has developed, from a position of strength, a key strategic secondary lead role, as part of the Partners in Learning Teaching School Alliance. In 2018-19 the school secured the world-class quality mark in recognition of the quality of education the school provides and the many skills and dispositions evident in our students.
Helen has enjoyed a number of leadership roles both in education and business, including the support and development of the Initial Teacher Training programmes at the University of Nottingham, a School Improvement Consultant and MFL Adviser for Nottinghamshire LA as well as the roles she embraced in her early career as a Management Accountant in a large steel company in Sheffield.
Helen has recently taken a lead role in the development of a DfE business case to support the opening of Doncaster University Technical College (DUTC). She has worked for more than 3 years, in partnership with many local businesses and industries, with the aim of providing an unparalleled learning experience where employer engagement is at the heart of the curriculum. The UTC will join the Brighter Futures Learning Partnership Trust in 2020 and Helen is delighted that this long-held ambition will provide fantastic learning opportunities for both students and staff across the Brighter Futures Learning Partnership Trust.