Helena Thomas

Helena Thomas

Principal of Northbrook/Worthing College


Helena started her career in education volunteering at her children’s junior school. This led to her first role within an FE college, working as a learning support assistant in the 90s.

Since then, she progressed into teaching and then onto various leadership and management roles in both academic and student support departments. 

Under Helena’s leadership and her collaborative working practices, her teams have achieved outstanding grades within Ofsted and good outcomes within QAA. Helena also has a solid track record of supporting teams through times of significant strategic and operational challenge.

In her current role as principal, Helena is responsible for leading curriculum and quality and, with her team, has significantly improved the quality of education and experience for students.