Kate Dale

Senior Lecturer

Health, Education, Policing and Sciences

Since completing my Maths and Sports Science degree I have worked in education, first as a Maths teacher and now, as a Maths PGCE course leader in the Institute of Education. I am extremely passionate about developing maths education in the local area and I have worked with local maths hubs and the NCETM to develop maths education locally.

After completing my PGCE I worked in local schools in Staffordshire teaching Mathematics for 9 years before joining the postgraduate Initial Teacher Training (ITT) team in 2013.

Since joining Staffordshire University I have worked on National projects with a variety of universities, developed NCETM courses for local mathematics teachers and taught on all aspects of the PGCE.

I currently lead the PGCE Secondary programme as well as teaching across all PGCE Secondary courses. Educational and Professional Issues module as well as supporting Mathematics trainee teachers. I believe that everyone has the right to understand the mathematical world around them and I developing trainee teachers and teachers to support all children to think like a mathematician.

Outside of education, I enjoy reading, playing sport and spending time with family and friends.

Professional memberships and activities

Member of Chartered College 

Academic qualifications

Professional Development Lead (NCETM)

Senior Fellowship of the HEA (SFHEA) Masters in Education, Staffordshire University

Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Manchester Metropolitan University

BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Sports Studies Chester College


As an experienced classroom teacher of mathematics I have taught all age ranges from upper KS2 – KS5.  I have worked in Initial Teacher Training  for 9 years developing programmes of study for Post-graduate courses.  

Research interests

Mathematical reasoning 

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021