Meet the team
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.
Assistant Maths Hub Lead
Matt is the Assistant Maths Hub Lead for the North Yorkshire Coast. Working with schools in the region, he develops and supports local leaders of maths education to work with the Maths Hub, for example as Work Group Leads or Mastery Specialists.
Matt is the Headteacher at Snainton Primary School and a Maths SLE for the Scarborough Teaching Alliance. Matt is also a Primary Mastery Specialist and a NCETM Accredited PD Lead.
Assistant Maths Hub Lead
Milica is the Assistant Maths Hub Lead for the East Riding. Working with schools in the region, Milica develops and supports local leaders of maths education to work with the Maths Hub, for example as Work Group Leads or Mastery Specialists.
Milica is the Deputy Headteacher at Welton Primary School in Brough. She is also a Maths SLE for Hull Collaborative Teaching School and a NCETM Accredited PD Lead.
Mastery Readiness Lead
Jo is the Mastery Readiness Lead for the Yorkshire Ridings Maths Hub. Jo is also the Work Group Lead for Mixed Aged Planning and looks after the Primary ‘Embedding Mastery’ schools.
Jo works part time as a teacher at Bedale CE Primary School and part time as a maths consultant. Jo is a specialist maths teacher, has a Masters in Mathematical Education and is an accredited NCETM PD lead.
Primary Mastery Lead
Helen is the Primary Teaching for Mastery Lead for the Yorkshire Ridings Maths Hub. Within her role at the Hub, Helen coordinates and develops Teaching for Mastery across our region, whilst overseeing the work of the Primary Mastery Specialist Team. Helen originally trained as a Primary Mastery Specialist and she took part in and hosted the China-England Exchange in 2017.
Helen also works as part of the Ebor School Improvement Team across Ebor Academy Trust.
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.
Maths Hub Administrator
As the Maths Hub Administrator, Isabel works with Sophie to support the Maths Hub team.
She is responsible for all administrative tasks required in the day to day running of the Hub.
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 Nicola in carrying out her role and in forming effective partnerships and networks with other leaders in the Maths Hub area.
Secondary Mastery Specialist
Based at Harrogate Grammar School, Mark is the Hub’s Secondary Mastery Lead and coordinates the Secondary Teaching for Mastery Programme. Mark provides support and development for the Secondary Mastery Specialists and works with local ‘Mastery Advocates’ running high-quality, sustained, collaborative professional development.
Mark has been a Secondary Mastery Specialist since 2015 and is a NCETM accredited PD Lead.
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.
The Yorkshire Ridings Maths Hub is supported by a Strategic Board whose key role is to provide strategic advice, challenge and support to the Maths Hub leadership team.
The board members are:
- Sophie Allin – Maths Hub Leadership Team
- Jake Capper – Pathfinder – Head of Teaching School
- Isabel Chalmers – Maths Hub Leadership Team
- Matt Davies – Maths Hub Leadership Team/NY Coast OA
- Nicola Fareham – Maths Hub Leadership Team
- Helen Granger – The University of York (Maths PGCE Curriculum Area Leader)
- Michele Hattersley – NYCC
- Matt Holmes – South Hunsley School/Wolds Teaching School Alliance
- Helen Jones – Maths Hub Leadership Team
- Steve Lyon – Maths Hub Leadership Team/STEM Learning
- David Robson – Maths Hub Leadership Team
- Tom Roper – Chair of Strategic Board
- Milica Saleh – Maths Hub Leadership Team/East Ridings Priority Area
- Paul Treversh – NCETM