Helena Butterfield


Life before Teesside High School

I was born and raised in Stockton before studying French and German at Aston University in Birmingham. After completing my degree, I went to Durham University to do my PGCE. I have taught French and German in a number of schools in the Tees Valley area over the last 25 years.

What do you enjoy most about your subject?

I love German grammar! Particularly word order; I get very excited when I read and hear German where the word order is all correct. I also enjoy spending time with the pupils I teach and taking trips abroad.

What do you enjoy most about Teesside High School?

The friendly atmosphere and sense of belonging that everyone has here. I also love the grounds.

What is your favourite time of the year?

Summer, in particular early morning walks with my dog and evening barbecues.

What do others say about you?

That I am hard working, fun and kind.

We have been awarded ‘Excellent’ by ISI!
We are delighted to have been awarded the highest grade during a recent inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.