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Continuing Professional Development with the Inspiration Trust - Helene Hunter

Published on 22/07/20

Helene Hunter, Assistant Head of Year 10 at Jane Austen College, is sharing her experience of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) with Inspiration Trust. 

When did you join the Inspiration Trust?

I joined Inspiration Trust in April 2017 - I'm based at Jane Austen College.

How has the Inspiration Trust supported your development?

Jane Austen College has an ‘open door’ policy enabling me to share ideas with the Senior Leadership Team regardless of position. I have been given opportunities to attend Continual Professional Development training either in-house or with external professionals to further develop my skills and abilities within my role.

Tell us about how your career has developed?

I started at Jane Austen College as an Attendance Officer. I was in this role for 18 months before the position of Assistant Head of Year became available. I have been successful in this role and had the opportunity of continual training and support. As our role has developed and expanded the Senior Leadership Team recognised that our current title did not reflect the role we were in so it was changed to Head of Year, consequently making the Head of Year, Senior Head of Year.

Which specific aspects of the Inspiration Trust’s CPD offer had the biggest impact on you?

The training that has had the most impact has been that which has focused on student wellbeing and mental health.

Where do you see yourself in the Inspiration Trust in 5 years?

I would like to see myself as a Senior Head of Year.