Helena Boast: ‘My school has the strongest heart’
A decade ago, Helena Boast told education bosses closing Thomas, Lord Audley School in Colchester would be wrong.
Now, she has been vindicated.
Not only is the school now rated as good by Ofsted but Ms Boast, the school’s head teacher, has won the accolade of Essex Head Teacher of the Year.
Ms Boast, who started at the school in September 2008 as deputy headteacher, she lived by the motto ‘Things can only get better’ and she was determined to make it so.
Respected educationalist Jonathan Tippet was executive headteacher of the school at the time and both were part of a team which fought against Essex County Council’s proposal to close the school in 2009.