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Marie Gentles

Marie Gentles OBE

Trustee and Education Performance and Standards Committee member

Marie brings a wealth of experience in supporting schools with their practice in supporting children and young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties.

She was deputy head and then headteacher at the oustanding Hawkswood primary Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) and Social Emotional and Mental Health provision between 2010 and 2019. Following which she set up Magic Behaviour Management Ltd, a training and consultancy business to support schools and families to implement practical, manageable ways to modify children's behaviour whilst meeting their specific needs.

Marie is also a Specialist Leader of Education, a programme and partnerships consultant for The Difference and and Education Behaviour Advisor for the Department for Education.