Who we work with – our Strategic Partners
Our key strategic partners include:
- Wandsworth LA
- Andrew Gillespie - Saint Cecilia’s School
- Alex Deveson - The Kingston Academy
- Jenny Davey - FMSP
- Mark Humble - Kingston University
- Fiona Allan - NCETM
- Southfields Academy
- Richard Cowley - UCL Institute of Education
- Primary and Secondary schools from within the Wandle and Belleville Teaching School alliances
Fiona Allan - NCETM
I was fortunate to be able to be able to train as both a Primary teacher and a secondary teacher of Mathematics. During my teaching career, I taught in Infant, Primary, Middle and Secondary Schools and latterly in a Sixth Form College where I taught all stages of Mathematics from Entry Level to A-level. After leaving the classroom, I worked on several projects including the Standards Unit ‘Improving learning in mathematics’ and on Thinking Through Mathematics and Learning Mathematics in Context before joining the National Centre at its foundation. My MSc was in Computer Enhanced Mathematics and I am particularly interested in how teachers can use ICT and digital technology to enhance teaching and learning.
I believe that teachers need to network and work collaboratively. I served on the ACME committee and am now a member of the ACME Outer Circle. I am a NANAMIC committee member and was a member of the MA Council for several years. I am also a member of the ATM.
I am as enthusiastic (perhaps even more so) about teaching maths as I was when I started my career, and, am particularly interested in the foundations of mathematical thinking and how we can enable students to build a strong foundation from which they can progress and enjoy their mathematical journey.
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.