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Role

MEI Primary Mathematics Specialist


Background

Alison has been involved in primary education in various roles for around 20 years. As a class teacher and senior teacher, she led maths, assessment and music in a number of schools. For many years, she was a Primary Strategy Mathematics Consultant in Surrey and also spent two years lecturing at The University of Brighton on their ITT courses in maths. The combination of these roles allowed her to explore how children learn and how teachers teach from many perspectives..


Specialisms

  • KS2/3 Transition
  • Primary Mathematics Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Teaching for mastery

Experience

  • Primary class teaching, subject and Senior Leadership
  • Maths Consultancy
  • ITT Lecturing in primary mathematics
  • Designing and leading professional development in mathematics

Alison continues to develop resources to support transition from Key Stage 2 to 3 in the form of ‘Get Calculating’ lesson resources and the Calculator Crunch materials. She also leads cross-phase professional development. Alison has developed intervention resources which support students to close gaps in key areas of mathematics. Originally designed to be used in year 10:7 Peer Mentoring, these resources are also suitable to support intervention with students from Key Stage 2 through to Key Stage 4.

Her transition work with MEI links with work she leads for the NCETM Maths Hub Network on Year 5 – 8 Continuity.

Alison also works with primary and secondary schools to develop teaching for mastery approaches, supporting school leaders, subject leaders and teachers in the classroom.

Contact

[email protected]

07473 649 134