I’m a Head of Mathematics in middle England and am privileged to have been an AST/SLE since 2008. I say privileged because dedicated people who are often nervous, fraught or fed up let me into their school and allow me to try and help them. I always hope I have done them justice, I always fear I haven’t.
I was a Silver Pearson Teaching Award winner in 2015 for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School and have spoken at a couple of national conferences.
As an NCETM Accredited PD Lead (A-Level) I love training teachers. My courses include subject knowledge, pedagogy and using technology, and training non-specialists to teach mathematics.
As a teacher, I love to find better ways to demonstrate things, and enjoy spending time making models with Desmos and Geogebra. I am a total graph-nerd, “a graph is better than a thousand words,” as someone important must have once said.
I tweet as @jemmaths. Anything I write is down to me, nothing to do with my wonderful school, and subject to change at my whim.
Talking of writing, I have written some articles for Teachwire:
And a couple in the print edition of Teach Secondary:
I have some articles online and in print for SecEd magazine:
And the one I’m most excited by, my guest blog for the Learning Scientists:
I keep these listed here partly as a way of me keeping track. If you want to get in touch with me to chat about maths or education, Twitter is a good place to start.