Helen Simpson is Chair of Governors at Bridgewater Primary School. She joined the governing body in late 2014, became Co-Chair of Governors in September 2015 and then Chair of Governors from September 2016. She has two children at Bridgewater with a third hopefully to follow.
Helen studied law at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University (BA Hons Jurisprudence). She is a Solicitor Advocate and a CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) accredited mediator. Having trained and qualified at Linklaters, she became a Commercial Dispute Resolution Partner at Dentons.
In her professional life Helen leads Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives including a scheme offering free legal advice to community groups and a literacy scheme through which volunteers read with Year 5 and 6 children in another primary school. She has previously represented families in the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal. Helen is actively involved in various diversity and inclusion initiatives, in particular gender, LGBT+ and social mobility networks.