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Mrs Helen Hetherington – Early Years Specialist

I have been working at Uphill Primary School for sixteen years. My current role as Early Years Specialist allows me to work within EYFS and Year One to support our children in the lower school. I am trained to run Talk Boost interventions, I am a mental health first-aider, paediatric first aid trained and Team Teach trained. 


Key aspects of my role are:

Talk Boost Intervention – a small group intervention to support children with their language and communication skills.

Social and Communication skills – I work with small groups of children to develop their social and emotional skills in a safe and secure environment.

Speech and Language – I work with targeted children to develop their speech and language skills to enable them to access the curriculum fully.

Pupil and parent support for EYFS and Year One – supporting children to work through any barriers that arise to their learning. I am able to support parents and families to ensure their children’s ability to learn is not affected by adverse issues in or out of school.

Classroom cover – I cover EYFS and YR1 teachers PPA and leadership time to ensure the children have a consistent approach to their learning.


If you would like to contact me for more information then please do catch me on the gate in the mornings, send an email to the school office or call to arrange a time to speak to me.