Marie has a longstanding successful career in education and has significant experience in her field within special schools and in the mainstream school setting.
Marie is a behaviour advisor for the English government and up until January 2020 was a Headteacher of an Outstanding Primary Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) and Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) provision. Marie has gone on to make her mark in changing the way we see and manage behaviour in our schools and homes. Marie was was also the Borough lead in setting up a London Borough Nurture Group, the first of its kind nationally, which saw a 100% sustained reintegration success rate year on year for children and young people following the Nurture Group intervention.
Marie’s influence and partnerships with many schools across England, the Department for Education (DfE) and families, has had immense success in transforming children’s behaviour and significantly reducing the rate of permanent exclusions in the last 11 years.
In October 2020, Marie was recognised for her services nationally to education; and after being sited in the Queens Birthday Honours list, received an Order of the British Empire (OBE).