Name: Cathy Heels

Professional Title: Teacher in Charge


Cathy achieved a B.Ed (Hons) degree in Science and Computer Education at Middlesex University. She has taught in mainstream schools the suburbs and inner boroughs of London since 1993. She has been a Deputy Head, Acting Head and Headteacher across two London Diocesan Board schools. She was appointed Head of Primary Education for a multi-academy free school trust in the Midlands and on returning to London was appointed to lead the school at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore.

Name of Organisation: Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital- Children’s Education Service; part of the Helix Education Centre

Status of organisation: Alternative Provision

Area of the country: London

Description of your organisation:

The RNOH Children’s Education Centre provides education to:

  • 27 elective inpatient beds in a national hospital providing orthopaedic specialist treatment to patients across the whole of the UK and overseas