We are an independent Education Consultancy Company, based in Chester, Cheshire. “Maths, plus more”
Approachable and Adaptable
With over 18 years teaching experience, Helen understands the importance of listening to the needs of schools, teachers and children. She adapts and changes support to meet the requirements of individuals and the wider team. Helen continuously reflects on her practice and actively asks for feedback from clients.
In this fast changing 21st Century Helen supports schools, academies and Cheshire based companies set up and maintain their Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Helen works across the UK with Associate Mathematics, English, Science and Art Consultants.
Helen’s clients say she is a hard working, extremely organised and a reliable professional. She prioritises getting a job done well and will be open and honest about expectations and timescales, often saving the client money in the long run.
Helen is described as a down to earth, friendly and a cheerful person, who has not lost touch with reality of life in the classroom. She aims to leave teachers feeling inspired and equipped to teach to the best of their ability.
Helen can work with children, teachers, associate teachers or teaching assistants to support them with their teaching and learning needs. She can work with individuals in a 1-2-1 setting, small groups or provide whole school training. These services can be delivered over a range of timescales from a single half day through to multiple days spread across an academic year. Helen can also provide support during twilights or staff meetings.
Testimonials from schools Helen has worked with:
Helen has worked with us to support staff in enhancing their practice. She has provided advice, guidance and practical strategies to help staff to provide a challenging and engaging curriculum for our Key Stage 1 pupils. After working with Helen, staff felt inspired to try new ideas and were able to implement the practical advice they were given straight away. Staff thoroughly enjoyed working with Helen in the supportive environment she created and learned a huge amount from her extensive subject knowledge. As a senior leader, I could see the immediate impact of the work that had been undertaken. We look forward to the opportunity to work with Helen again.
Mrs Rayner, Deputy Head teacher, Weaverham Forest Primary School, Cheshire.
The bespoke training provided to our school by Eaton Education Consultancy was excellent. Helen met with our mathematics co-ordinator to find out how she could support us in improving mathematics at our school and then delivered two staff meetings that targeted our key areas of mental maths and application of maths skills. She inspired staff to go back to the classroom and immediately put into practice the teaching strategies she had shared with them. It was great to have someone who knows what it is like to be working in the madness that is a primary school. As a result the strategies and activity she provided were practical and easy to apply in a busy classroom setting. All members of staff found the training beneficial and the results can be seen in our numeracy lessons.
Miss Reid, Assistant Head, Meadow Primary School, Cheshire.
The twilight sessions Helen led at our school were brilliant! The sessions were well paced and gave one great practical idea after another. I could see all activities working extremely well across key stages and they could be easily adapted to suit all abilities. Helen showed us loads of ‘applying’ ideas, and linked maths easily to real life examples. The sessions not only refreshed my enthusiasm for teaching maths, but made planning easier. Since the twilights, I have incorporated the activities easily into my weekly plans. The children have loved the activities and been engaged and excited about maths. It has also saved me hours of trawling the internet, looking for interesting and effective activities. It is great to leave a staff meeting feeling like your workload has been reduced! Thanks Helen.
Mrs Olubodum, Year 4 teacher, Meadow Primary School, Cheshire.
Some of the schools, Local Authorities & Universities Helen has worked with: