Become a Foster Carer

Helen Thomson

Education Director

I work with colleagues to ensure that all children placed with Blue Sky carers get the support they need to do well in school. I provide training for Foster Carers and Social Work colleagues to ensure they are kept updated with educational issues. No one day is the same, as I have a very varied role!  

I am a qualified teacher with a Batchelor of Education degree from the University of Lancaster, I also have a Post Graduate qualification from The University of the West of England. I have taught in a variety of settings across all age ranges, including in special schools for pupils with challenging behaviour. Since 2000 I have worked for Local Authorities, supporting the education of Looked After Children. I have worked as the Virtual School Head for Bournemouth Borough Council and Portsmouth City Council, this is one of only a small number of statutory roles in a council and it has been very rewarding work with transferable those skills I have brought to my role with Blue Sky Fostering.