Formerly an HMI (Schools), Marion is Headmistress of James Allen’s Girls’ School, a position she has held since 1994.
During her career, Marion has taught in state and independent schools as well as adult education institutions and prisons.
Marion is state-educated and is passionate about about collaboration between the state and independent sectors, the sharing of school resources with the wider community and community action. She is currently involved in a major project focused on creating a Community Music Centre in South London and was awarded a CBE in June 2012 for services to education and partnership work.
Marion has been Co-Director of Southwark Schools’ Learning Partnership since 2003. She is also a Trustee of Arvon Foundation, a regular education columnist and a published author.