Who we work with – our Strategic Partners
Our strategic partners include:
- Wandsworth LA
- Andrew Gillespie - Saint Cecilia’s School
- Jenny Davey - FMSP
- Mark Humble - Kingston University
- Lorraine Hartley - Roehampton University
- Debbie Morgan - NCETM Link Advisor to our hub
- Primary and Secondary schools from within the Wandle and Belleville Teaching School alliances
Debbie Morgan - NCETM
My career in Education spans over twenty years. I began as a Reception class teacher and have subsequently taught every age range in the primary phase and have had experience as a Headteacher. Very early in my teaching career I developed a passion for mathematics and sought to develop my insight and understanding through CPD and study of mathematics at degree level. I was seconded to Northamptonshire Local Authority as an Advisory Teacher for Primary Mathematics and later appointed as a Numeracy Consultant. In 2004 I was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education at the University of Northampton, involved in primary initial teacher education and practitioner professional development. I have also dipped into Secondary mathematics as Regional Director for HLTA Secondary Mathematics and Science and developed and delivered a mathematics subject knowledge course for teaching assistants. My Master’s degree with the Open University focused on mathematics education and included the use of representations to support conceptual understanding in mathematics. I am currently studying for a Doctorate with the Open University. The focus of my doctoral studies is The Mathematics Specialist Teacher Programme (MaST) and its Impact, with a particular emphasis on the nature and development of deep subject knowledge. I was Programme Director of MaST across a large area of England involving 19 LAs and 6 Universities and still maintain some involvement in the programme.
Jenny Davey - Further Maths Support Programme
I am one of four Area Coordinators covering London for the Further Mathematics Support Programme. The FMSP is a national government-funded initiative which supports schools and colleges at Key Stage 4 and post-16 level to increase teacher expertise and student participation in AS/A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics.
In my teaching career I have taught Years 7 – 13, but spent 8 years at a sixth form college teaching all the different modules of A level Mathematics and 3 years teaching in Madrid. I recently returned to university to complete an MSc in Applied Statistics and am hopeful that, from 2017, the statistics contained within A level Mathematics will be a little more interesting and relevant!
I am now based at Kingston University for my FMSP role and have taught there on the Mathematics Enhancement Course, a pre-PGCE course for prospective secondary mathematics teachers.
My work with the FMSP is very varied. We run training for teachers on aspects of KS4 and KS5 mathematics teaching, but also run enrichment events for KS4 students to promote the study of mathematics (sometimes including chocolate fountains!), competitions for Year 10 – 13 students and Problem Solving courses for sixth formers. See www.furthermaths.org.uk for more information about the work that we do.