Jo Randhawa - Secondary
Jo has been a Mathematics AST/SLE at Gravesend Grammar School since 2007.
She has worked closely with the local authority, planning and delivering training to individual teachers and mathematics departments. She has also spent time in schools supporting primary and secondary NQTs and non-specialist maths teachers in the classroom. She is an NCETM Professional Development Accredited Lead.
She went to Shanghai in 2014 as part of an SLE group investigating approaches used in those Chinese schools achieving top international rankings and continues to work on the findings from that study.
Jo works with the Further Maths Support Programme to support the teaching of AS/A2 mathematics in schools and coordinates the local network.
Alex Watson - Secondary
A Head of Department since 2009 during which time outcomes at GCSE have transformed from 34% A*/A to 74% through close tracking of student progress and intervention strategies.
“The school’s data dashboard shows that Maths results are in the top quintile when compared against schools nationally as well as when compared against other similar schools” (Ofsted March 2013)”.
I have successfully managed a large number of staff and supported several ITT students and NQTs. I have fostered innovative professional development programmes for teaching staff, in both the primary and secondary sectors.
I have Master’s in Education with a focus on leadership and researching Mathematics education.
Catherine Hampton - Primary
Catherine is passionate about engagement in mathematics and raising the profile of mathematics in her school. As Mathematics Subject Leader, she is responsible for the implementation of various teaching and learning strategies in her school. She has a strong focus on developing enriching and creative teaching and learning approaches in mathematics and has led very successful CPD sessions on these areas. One of Catherine’s strengths is her ability to mentor / coach staff in order to help them improve and develop their practice. Using listening, talking and collaborative work supports staff to develop their own practice.
Michele Dooley - Secondary
I am the Head of Mathematics at Wilmington Grammar School for Girls. I have in the past been the Head of Technology for 3 years and am currently also the NQT/ITT/New Staff Induction Coordinator. Both of my current roles involve me leading a team of several staff and helping them gain the experience to become outstanding teachers. To raise standards in Mathematics I always ensure that the department works collaboratively and that morale remains high. All resources and ideas for delivering outstanding lessons are shared. Assessment processes, differentiated tasks, problem solving skills and targeted interventions have been developed at each key stage with the impact of these regularly evaluated. Coaching strategies are used to develop staff abilities and confidence and to ensure further improvement in results.
Richard Moore - Primary
Richard is a Deputy Headteacher at the Galaxy Trust, comprising of Oakfield Primary Academy and Temple Hill Primary Academy, having previously been the Mathematics Leader at each school. Working across two different schools has given Richard first-hand experience about what can be achieved through collaboration and sharing success. Richard has worked to embed the principles of a mastery approach to primary mathematics, which is underpinned by the belief that all children can become confident and able mathematicians. Richards's current role focuses on further developing the quality of teaching and learning across the Galaxy Trust. He works closely with colleagues by offering support through coaching and mentoring, identifying CPD opportunities, implementing effective systems assessment, planning support, lesson modeling and delivering whole school training.