Hilary has been head teacher at St. Silas CE Primary School in Blackburn for 8 years.
St. Silas is a 2 form entry Primary School - almost all pupils are Asian Heritage with most having English as an additional language. They recently moved in to a RIBA multi award winning school building in 2012.
Prior to headship, Hilary has been a class teacher, SENCO, Behaviour support teacher, Learning support advisory teacher, and Head of a PRU. This unorthodox route into headship, has given her a different outlook on learning and learners.
St Silas has a strong culture of coaching and have recently become more heavily involved in practitioner research, with the support of a number of different universities.
St Silas became involved with the Slow Education Movement 2 years ago and were ecstatic to find like minded colleagues to network with and to share good practice.