Trampoline coach springs into head role

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

AZOOLOGIST and trampoline coach has sprung into ac­tion to lead the girls di­vi­sion at King’s.

Mum-of-two He­len Broadley has been ap­pointed from within, hav­ing al­ready spent 16 years at King’s Girls’ as a se­nior sub­ject teacher, head of Year 10 and head of houses, teach­ing bi­ol­ogy, gen­eral science and psy­chol­ogy.

A for­mer gym­nast and now a trampoline coach and top com­pe­ti­tion judge, He­len has also played a key role in coach­ing King’s Girls’ in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned gym­nas­tic, trampoline and cheer­lead­ing teams.

Born and brought up in the Mid­lands, He­len at­tended Droitwich High School be­fore study­ing zool­ogy at Not­ting­ham Univer­sity.

She re­turned to teach at her old school be­fore head­ing north, at first teach­ing at St Hi­lary’s be­fore join­ing King’s.

He­len, who is King’s Girls’ fifth prin­ci­pal in the 22 years since it was founded on the site of the for­mer Mac­cles­field High School for Girls on Fence Av­enue, said: “I am look­ing for­ward to work­ing with won­der­ful groups of girls and a fan­tas­tic, dedi- cated team of staff pro­mot­ing the healthy de­vel­op­ment of all.”

She added: “I hope to play a role in driv­ing the school for­ward into an ex­cit­ing new stage in its history and en­sur­ing ev­ery girl is fos­tered and thrives in our warm, car­ing and friendly com­mu­nity.

“Ev­ery girl should be en­cour­aged to work hard, play hard and to be kind.”

He­len, who has lived in Con­gle­ton for 19 years with her hus­band and two chil­dren who both go to King’s, says teach­ing has al­ways been her vo­ca­tion: “It’s es­sen­tial to en­gage the learner, make learn­ing ex­cit­ing and pro­vide all your pupils with a thirst to want to know more.”

As well as be­ing a gym­nast, He­len is a keen sailor and skier who loves the great out­doors. She con­cluded: “I am com­mit­ted to giv­ing each and ev­ery girl an in­spir­ing ed­u­ca­tion and the op­por­tu­nity to thrive as an in­di­vid­ual. I want to en­cour­age King’s girls to be ‘smart in ev­ery sense of the word’.”

King’s has an­nounced plans for a new school ad­ja­cent to the cur­rent play­ing fields at Alder­ley Road.

●● He­len Broadley, the new prin­ci­pal of the Girls’ Di­vi­sion at King’s, with Katie Barr and Lot­tie Bai­ley from Year 7

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