Hilary began teaching in Further Education in the 1980s, teaching young journalists and budding secretaries. After this early stint in FE, followed by a brief career in corporate training at KPMG, Hilary returned to FE teaching Business and ICT, both in mainstream and supported learning.
She managed and trained an ALS team of 42+ LSAs, during which time she became a specialist in devising and implementing behavioural/classroom management techniques and positive learning strategies. This culminated in setting up ‘behavioural support’ which was spotted by Ofsted and led to a collaboration under a government funded project (Action for Inclusion) to disseminate this good practice amongst teaching staff across Surrey colleges. Hilary was appointed the Behaviour Lead in 2009, which was the platform for launching Can Do Courses in 2010.
Hilary now provides staff training predominantly to FE and 6th form colleges across the UK, and Internationally at English- speaking schools. One of her keynote programmes is a Level 3 Award “Meeting the Needs of Learners with ADHD in the Mainstream Classroom”.