Meet the team

Colin Prestwich

Maths Hub Lead

Colin is the Executive Faculty Leader of Maths at Harrogate Grammar School and has previously led substantial improvements as Head of Maths in four other schools. Colin has been actively involved in school to school support for over 10 years, latterly as a SLE for the Red Kite Alliance. He is also an NCETM accredited PD Lead.

As Maths Hub Lead, Colin is responsible for planning and evaluating the Hub’s work, with the support of strategic partners, leading to the production of the annual Action Plan, annual report and Work Group plans.

David Robson

Senior Leadership Link

David is an Assistant Headteacher at Harrogate Grammar School. His responsibilities include developing teaching and learning in the school, working with lead practitioners, gaining student voice on teaching and learning and supporting the student leadership programme. David’s background is in Science, specialising in both Chemistry and Physics

David supports Colin in carrying out his role and in forming effective partnerships and networks with other leaders in the Maths Hub area.

Sophie Allin

Maths Hub Coordinator

As the Maths Hub Coordinator, Sophie is the first point of contact for teachers and schools engaging with the Maths Hub. She works alongside the team planning and evaluating the work of the Hub.

Sophie is also responsible for coordinating the Hub’s training and events and manages social media.

Steve Lyon

Level 3 Lead

Steve has taught mathematics for over 20 years in a variety of secondary schools. After a brief spell as an assistant head he became an advanced skills teacher working with teachers in primary and secondary schools in York.

Since June 2012 Steve has been a mathematics specialist at the National STEM Learning Centre and is also an accredited NCETM Advanced Mathematics PD Lead.

In his role as a Level 3 Lead for the Maths Hub, Steve leads the Maths Hub’s Level 3 Mathematics work by liaising and communicating with key partners in the Hub area, including the FMSP, AC, the CMSP, CML and leaders of good Level 3 Maths practice in schools and colleges. He also works as part of the Maths Hub Leadership and Management team and collaborates with other Level 3 Maths Leads across the country.

Kim Mitchell

Teaching for Mastery Lead

Kim Mitchell is the Yorkshire Ridings Maths Hub Teaching for Mastery Lead. Kim co-ordinates all the Maths Hub’s Teaching for Mastery Work, liaises with key system leaders (NLEs, SLEs) and provides support and development for head teachers in the Teaching for Mastery Work Group schools.

Based at Bramham Primary School in Leeds, Kim is a MaST teacher, a Primary Mastery Specialist and is a NCETM Primary Professional Development Accredited Lead. Kim travelled to Shanghai as part of the Maths Hub Exchange programme during 2016/2017.