Helen Tiplady

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Helen joined the University of Northampton in September 2019 after teaching for 16 years in primary education where she was also an Assistant Head and Governor of a large primary school in Buckinghamshire. Amongst many in-school projects, she implemented Restorative Justice Practices throughout the key stages as a way to resolve conflicts amongst children. She has also been the school’s Pupil Premium Lead, English Lead and Science Lead.

She is now a Senior Lecturer in the Initial Teacher Training team in the Faculty of Health, Education and Society and is currently the Curriculum Lead for science and Design and Technology. She is Module Leader for all the science courses, lectures on the Research Practitioner module and has been the Module Leader in designing and delivering a brand new 30-credit Year 3/Level 6 module in Expertise Teaching.

Her research activities have involved the co-creation of training videos using IRIS Connect software and researching how children use evaluation tools in wellbeing workshops run by the Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust (NMPAT). She has also carried out research with the Digital Learning Across Boundaries (DLAB) project and attended international research days at Howest University, Bruges. More recently, Helen has taken part in research related to how and when primary school teachers should teach LGBTQ+ in primary schools and how we can support neurodiverse learners at UON.

Helen has supervised several undergraduate dissertations since she joined the University of Northampton.

Research Interests

Helen’s research interests include the importance of life skills for primary school children and how their memory and metacognition skills support their learning.

Education/Academic qualification

Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

1 Sept 202026 Jul 2021

Award Date: 26 Jul 2021

Leadership Pathways, Leadership Pathways - National College for School Leadership

1 Oct 20071 Oct 2008

Award Date: 1 Oct 2008

Restorative Practices Facilitator - Highly Commended - International Institute for Restorative Practices

Award Date: 15 Oct 2007

QTS, QTS Two Mile Ash Initial Teacher Training School

1 Sept 200317 Jul 2004

Award Date: 17 Jul 2004

Master, Modern East Asian Studies, Durham University

Award Date: 13 Dec 2002

Bachelor, Anthropology, Durham University

Award Date: 1 Jul 1999

External positions

External Examiner for University of Roehampton, University of Roehampton

1 Dec 20231 Dec 2027

Key Stage 2 National Curriculum Tests Marker - Pearson (Final Marker Grade - Excellent)

May 2015Jul 2019


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