Nicola Fareham

Maths Hub Lead

Nicola was appointed to the role of Assistant Headteacher – Executive Head of Maths at Harrogate Grammar School in September 2019, having been Associate Director of Maths for Outwood Grange Academies Trust since 2016, after 6 years as Head of Maths at Outwood Grange Academy. In her role of Head of Department, GCSE results improved considerably, then as SLE and Associate Director of Maths she worked closely with Heads of Maths to develop their leadership, teaching and learning in their departments.


For the last 5 years she has had the privilege to play a part in the development of the Yorkshire and Humber Maths Hub as Assistant Maths Hub Lead for Secondary. This started with the ‘Increasing Participation at Post-16’ Work Group in 2014. Then in 2015 she took part in a research exchange, studying the teaching of maths in Shanghai. She has since gained her PD Lead qualification with the NCETM and has designed and delivered training programmes to continue to share her knowledge and passion of Teaching for Mastery. Her hands on approach means she is able to demonstrate teaching for mastery on a day to day basis.

As Maths Hub Lead, Nicola 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.