After 7 extremely busy years teaching at a local secondary school I joined the PGCE team on a part time basis to develop and run the Mathematics PGCE whilst still teaching for three days. This opportunity allowed me to see education from a different perspective which had a massive impact on my own teaching style. After two years working part time for the University I was appointed Senior Lecturer in Education.
As a successful classroom teacher for 9 years I have a variety of experiences. I have taught at KS3 and KS4 and also been involved teaching at local feeder primary schools as well as implementing a successful G&T scheme which saw the most able Mathematicians taking AS Level a year early.
I completed my Masters in Education at Staffordshire University in 2014.
I currently work on the National Troops to Teacher programme as well as supporting the local Maths hub, leading professional development for teachers in Staffordshire.
2017 – Professional Development Lead (NCETM)
2016 – Senior Fellowship of the HEA (SFHEA)
2014 – Masters in Education, Staffordshire University
2004 – Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Manchester Metropolitan University
2003 – BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Sports Studies Chester College
As an experienced classroom teacher of Mathematics I have taught all age and ability ranges from KS3-KS5. I have also been involved with teaching pupils at KS2.
I have experience of running a Mathematics Department for which I was Second in Department for 6 years.
I am currently involved in all aspects of teaching on the Secondary PGCE at Staffordshire University as well as delivering on the National Troops to Teachers programme in collaboration with Brighton University