Wendy Challen was educated at Roedean and studied at the Froebel Institute, London University graduating in primary education. After a short spell in the special needs department of a senior school she joined Garden House School, Chelsea . She became headmistress there for the last 25 years of her career.
During that time, she established Garden House Boys’ School from inception. In the last few years she came across more and more children requiring specialised help to facilitate their learning, prompting her to find out more about ABA and its incredible success rate to equip children to become fully inter grated into mainstream schooling. She recently joined the IAPS consultancy team.
Wendy is currently a governor of a Chelsea maintained school and two independent Prep Schools in SUSSEX and Cambridge. She mentors Pre-prep heads, and She is also a trustee for a scholarship fund and the mission fund of her old school Roedean. Wendy is working as an educational consultant for Heritage Education liaising with families and children to find the best and most suitable school for their child.
Wendy leads an active life enjoying the arts, swimming and tennis and is a member of the International Women’s Society. She is a firm supporter of the Alexander Technique. When asked by her young pupils what she was going to do now she has retired she replied ‘I am going on more play dates’. Her passion for children and educating young people is still as strong as ever.