Helen Hoy has been appointed as Head of Early Years at Sibford School near Banbury.
A qualified teacher, Helen has spent the past 15 years teaching in a range of junior schools across Oxfordshire. In 2010 she became a qualified Forest School Leader and in 2012 she qualified as a Support for Learning specialist.
She has also conducted research for Learning through Landscapes, a UK charity dedicated to enhancing outdoor learning and play for children.
“I am delighted to be joining the team at Sibford,” said Helen. “The school is in a wonderful country setting making it ideal for outdoor learning and Forest School sessions. It also has some fantastic facilities, such as a dedicated music school, sports hall and also an indoor swimming pool, where children as young as three can learn to swim.
“I love teaching Early Years and it is a real privilege to be involved at the very start of a child’s education.”
Children can join Sibford School in the term that they turn three-years-old. The school is recognised by the Government’s free child care scheme which currently allows pupils in Early Years to receive up to 15 hours per week of free entitlement.