Helen Chaplain

Curriculum Vitae


Accreditations

  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Enhanced DBS checked

Higher Education

  • University of Manchester
    September 2010 - June 2011
    PGCE English Literature & Language

  • Magdalen College, University of Oxford
    July 2010
    Master of Arts

  • The College of Law (now The University of Law), Christleton, Chester
    September 2001 - June 2002
    Legal Practice Course

  • The College of Law (now The University of Law), Christleton, Chester
    September 2000 - June 2001
    Post Graduate Diploma in Law

  • Magdalen College, University of Oxford
    October 1996 - June 1999
    BA Hons. English Literature & Language - 2:1

Pre-Degree

    • S Level English
    • A Levels in English Literature, German, Theatre Studies, General Studies – all grade A (pre-A*), General Studies Optional Spoken English
    • GCSEs - 8 at A*, 1B

Employment History

  • English Tutor
    March 2020 - Present

  • March 2020 - Present
    Lead Academic Coach

  • The Grange School, Hartford, Cheshire
    September 2015 – August 2020
    Teacher of English, Head of the More Able & Talented Programme, Oxbridge Co-Ordinator
    • Writing resources, schemes of work and delivering lessons to KS3-5 students at an academically demanding, independent selective school.
    • UCAS subject advisor – English & Law
    • Oxbridge English Literature & Language mentor EPQ tutor
    • PGCE mentor for University of Manchester
    • EPQ supervisor
    • Planning and delivering Schemes of Work – KS3-5. Academic, independent school.
    • Introduced framework of super-curricular events KS3-KS5 as part of More Able & Talented Programme
    • Year 12/13 form tutor
    • Edtech champion – trialling and developing use of ICT in the classroom

  • The Grange School, Hartford, Cheshire
    September 2011 – July 2015
    Teacher of English
    • Planning and delivering Schemes of Work for KS3-5
    • Oxbridge English Literature & Language mentor
    • PGCE mentor for University of Manchester
    • EPQ tutor
    • Extensive super and extra-curricular involvement

  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP, Manchester
    December 2007 – March 2010
    Solicitor - Commercial Litigation
    • Advising professional and private clients
    • Injunctive relief
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution/mediation
    • Advocacy

  • Pannone LLP
    September 2002 – November 2007
    Solicitor - Commercial Litigation
    • Trained in personal injury, real estate and commercial litigation departments
    • Specialising in commercial litigation upon qualification