I have taught for 18 years and was a Leading Maths teacher in London and a Specialist Leader in Education for mathematics in Sheffield. I am a member of the primary mathematics team and teach mathematics to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. As a university link tutor, I carry out visits to primary schools and early years settings to support trainees on placement and I also support students through my academic tutor role.
Before coming into teaching I worked for a couple of years in France. My first post was in Haringey, London where I became a leading maths teacher. Whilst working full time, I continued my studies and gained a certificate in Higher Education for Raising Attainment in Mathematics.
Following a promotion to a school in Wiltshire, I was part of the improvement team that moved that large primary school from special measures to good. During this time, I gained a National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership, where the focus was on how to close the gap for lower attainers in mathematics, part of the research was also developing the most effective ways to introduce maths mastery pedagogy to schools.
Furthermore I have led training on the Roadmap to Maths Mastery and have worked for the South Yorkshire Maths Hub in leading training for network meetings.
Specialist areas of interest
I am interested in changing how mathematics is viewed and valued in the UK. Another area of interest is the impact of culture on achievement in mathematics.
I teach on the BA Primary and Early Years and PGCE Primary and Early Years
SLE for mathematics