I am passionate about improving the quality of mathematics teaching and learning for all students. Mathematics is such a profoundly important subject that it is imperative that we inspire and enthuse young people to study and understand it, for its intrinsic value as well as a measure of academic success.
I began my teaching career teaching secondary mathematics in Birmingham in 1982. Since then I have held a variety of posts in five schools, including two special schools. I have Subject Leader and Senior Leadership experience. In 2001 I became a Local Authority mathematics consultant with Norfolk, leaving in 2006 to become a Regional Adviser with the National Strategies, where I had responsibility for a national project in using ICT to support mathematics learning.
I hold the NPQH qualification and am a practising Ofsted inspector. I have written teaching materials for mathematics in the UK and abroad, especially using ICT to deepen pupils’ understanding.
I have conducted many department reviews for schools in other core subjects as well as mathematics and am experienced in developing middle leadership skills through coaching.