Ms Helen Lyndon

Lecturer in Childhood, Family and Communities

Email address: Phone number: 01902 323281 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Education Areas of expertise: Early Childhood Education


Following ten years Primary teaching and an extensive period in senior leadership, specialising in Mathematics and behaviour management, I followed my heart into Early Years education and became a children’s centre teacher and senior leader. During this time I undertook a Master’s degree in education and began developing my research portfolio. Working closely with The Centre for Research in Early Childhood I am now undertaking PhD study as well as collaborating on international research.

Research interests

Early Childhood Education and Care, Participatory Research.


PG Certificate in Academic Practice, University of Wolverhampton, December 2014.

CREC affiliated to BCU;

Masters (Early Years) with distinction, November 2012.

PGDip(through NPQICL) with distinction, November 2011.

PGCE (Early Years Leadership and Management), October 2010.

PGCE (Primary) with QTS, Woodrow SCITT, Redditch, Validated by UoW, July 1998.

BSc (hons) Human Psychology II(i), Aston University Birmingham, July 1997.

Previous professional experience

Research Assistant, University of Wolverhampton, February 2014 to December 2014.

  • Analysis and interpretation of data for Business and Innovation School Projects.

Locality Children’s Centre Teacher, Goodway Nursery School, B44 8RL, November 2011 to April 2013.

  • Raising standards of PSED and C&L across 90 locality early years settings and covering over 5500 children under 5 years of age.  Designated Senior Person. For child protection.

Children’s Centre Teacher, Sundridge Children’s Centre, B43 7DS, April 2008 to Nopvember 2011.

  • Leading delivery of EYFS through CC groups and at onsite nursery.
  • Family and adult learning, childminder and local nursery support. DSP.

Booster teacher, Sundridge Primary School, B44 9NY, January 2009 to May 2010.

  • Literacy and numeracy Y6 booster sessions

Manor Park Primary, Aston, B6 5UQ, September 1998 to March 2008.

  • Teacher and project leader - Literacy and numeracy Y6 groups, team teaching from nursery to year 6 (for staff CPD), school council, governing body, healthy schools. DSP.
  • Acting Deputy Head - Whole school assessment, behaviour, numeracy, child protection, school council, educational visits, NQT induction, governing body and class teacher Y5. DSP.
  • Assistant Head - Behaviour and pastoral care (including internal mentors and outside agencies), numeracy, school council and class teacher Y6. DSP.
  • Key stage 2 coordinator
  • Key stage 2, numeracy, behaviour, SMT and class teacher Y6.
  • Class teacher
  • Class teacher  Y4 and joint responsibility of implementation of NNS

Author, Scholastic Publishers, Leamington Spa, 2004.

  • Author for:
  • Literacy for more able learners 9-11
  • Literacy for less able learners 9-11
  • Teaching behaviourally challenging children (co-authored).
  • All written under previous name Helen Lane.

Consultant, Schofield and Sims publishers, 2008.

  • To comment upon material pending publication in relation to current national strategy and national curriculum guidance.