Helen Pickering – Chair Of Governors

Helen joined the governing body at Kingsbury School as a parent governor in 2018 and was appointed as Chair in January 2020.

Helen has many years of experience in education since qualifying as a secondary school teacher in 2002. She has since worked as an Education Consultant specialising in GCSE and A level English language and literature, a Principal Examiner, Lead Assessment Writer and Trainer for a leading exam board, and now consults for various organisations including PiXL, GCSE Pod and the ETF and is a qualified Chartered Education Assessor (CIEA).

Helen brings to Kingsbury School a passion for the importance of learning and teaching, a commitment to exceptional quality of education and a drive to support and challenge the school leadership team to maximise the learning and educational experiences of all Kingsbury children and young people.

Academic Interests & Teaching & Learning Specialisms

  • Educational Policy
  • Curriculum development
  • Accuracy of assessment
  • School Improvement and Effectiveness

Recent Projects

  • Mentor on an OTLA government project raising standards of teaching in FE
  • Teacher training on the GCSE English specifications
  • Consultancy work nationally
  • Presenter and speaker for PiXL
  • Quality assurance on GCSE specifications for national organisations

Email the Chair of Governors: TBC

Address: c/o Kingsbury School, Tamworth Road, Kingsbury, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 2LF


Helen PickeringCommunity Governor/Chair of LGB
Matthew DugdaleCommunity Governor
Ruth ScarsbrookCommunity Governor
Charlotte BristollCommunity Governor
Dawn PeaceParent Governor
Caroline PearceParent Governor
Sam EssexStaff Governor
VacancyStaff Governor