Helen Reed

School St Robert of Newminster Catholic School and Sixth Form College
Current Position Whole School Assessment Coordinator
Designation Specialist Leader of Education
Designated Specialism Assessment and English
Background As Whole School Assessment Co-ordinator since 2011 at St Robert of Newminster School and working closely within the English department where I was previously second, I have led and co-ordinated assessment design, systems and research driven change to marking and assessment in school, across the alliance and beyond. Shaping systems to meet the specific needs and requirements of subjects and the school itself, delivering, planning and evaluating CPD opportunities and designing intervention systems to respond to and target pupil tracking for specific outcomes are all areas of expertise.

Being part of the school’s coaching team I have coached both staff and students and hold the NPQSL qualification focusing on whole school marking and assessment systems and intervention strategies. As we move into a system of linear assessments and changes to specification it is vital that the process of change within whole school assessment frameworks is carefully managed to ensure ever improving outcomes.