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I am leading the writing and strategy development for Cambridge Mathematics.
Following time spent teaching and travelling in Asia, I took a maths degree at the University of Bristol and La Universidad de Murcia, Spain, and then completed a PGCE at the University of Wales, Swansea. After this I taught mathematics for 13 years in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire, from primary to post-16, including Further Maths, IGCSE and STEP. I have held a variety of positions including advanced skills teacher, specialist leader of education, head of department and assistant head, working in a variety of contexts including a high performing grammar school, a rural comprehensive and an inner city school in very challenging circumstances. These roles have included mentoring trainees, NQTS and subject leaders, leading professional development across schools with teachers and classroom assistants, running local authority training, writing and developing schemes of work and resources as well as working with a wide variety of institutions and students.
I also run and design teacher training workshops and curriculum development projects in the UK and abroad, and have authored several resource/text book publications. In addition I currently chair the Teaching Committee of the Mathematical Association.
I am in the process of completing an MPhil at the Centre for Research in Mathematics Education investigating the structures of knowledge that teachers bring to the classroom.