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Helen Foulkes


Head of BBC Education and Newsround

Helen Foulkes

Helen Foulkes is Head of BBC Education and Newsround overseeing BBC Bitesize, BBC Tiny Happy People, BBC Teach, BBC Food CBBC Newsround and the BBC’s educational campaigns. Our aim is to ‘Transform lives through Education’. BBC Bitesize is the most used educational website in the UK, used by 80% of secondary school students; BBC Teach supports teachers with world class, curriculum linked content for use in the classroom; Tiny Happy People is the BBC’s language acquisition initiative to reduce the word gap; and education campaigns address societal or educational deficits everything from Ten Pieces and Super Movers to BBC micro:bit.

Prior to working in BBC Education Helen has a wide range of Television Executive Producer credits including ‘Points of View’, ‘Country Tracks’, ‘See Hear’ and ‘To Buy or Not to Buy’. Before becoming an executive she worked as a director and producer across a multitude of BBC brands such as ‘Holiday’, ‘Homefront’ and ‘What Not to Wear’.