Mary taught and managed in primary, secondary and special schools for over 20 years, working in everything from a comprehensive school of 1,600 students to a village school with 35 on role and three year groups in a class.
Mary Hilton - Trainer Consultant
After leaving direct teaching Mary became the Education, Training and Employment Manager in a Youth Offending Team and then Head of a Virtual School for Children in Care.
Mary joined Young Minds in 2014 and led a project in Bedford developing the Academic Resilience Approach with a group of 11 schools as part of the Borough’s Well Being Strategy. This included setting up a Community of Practice for a collaborative of schools and supporting them to build resilience across whole school populations and structures.
Mary was also a Headstart Advisor for 4 local authority partnerships funded by the Big Lottery Fund to develop the resilience of 10-16 year olds.
Mary has worked with other members of the Training Team to develop and deliver the Facilitating Academic Resilience Approach course accredited by the University of Brighton.