Meet the Mastery Specialists
Our dedicated team of classroom-based Primary and Secondary Mastery Specialists support schools to develop mastery approaches to maths teaching. Find out more about them here!
Primary Mastery Specialists
Steph Boddy: Gladstone Road Primary SchoolSteph is an Assistant Head for EYFS and KS1 at Gladstone Road Primary School in Scarborough, where she has worked for 7 years. Steph trained as a Primary Mastery Specialist in 2018 and is leading two groups of ‘sustaining’ schools this year.
Emily Crankshaw: St. Peter’s Primary SchoolEmily works at St. Peter’s Primary School in Harrogate, where she has worked for a number of years as a Year 6 teacher, maths lead and member of the Senior Leadership Team. She trained as a Primary Mastery Specialist in 2017 and has travelled to Shanghai as part of the Maths Hub China/England Exchange. Emily also works as the Primary Mastery Lead for the Hub, coordinating the Primary Mastery Specialist team and also leads a group of ‘sustaining’ schools.
Emma Hutchinson: Bedale C of E Primary SchoolEmma is currently teaching year 5 and is Maths subject lead at
Bedale C of E Primary School where she has worked for 17 years. Emma trained as a Primary Mastery Specialist in 2018 and is leading two groups of ‘sustaining’ schools this year. She is also running one of the SKTM courses for teaching assistants.
Rachel Hodgson: Pickering Junior SchoolRachel has worked at Pickering Community Junior School for the last 11 years. She is currently a Year 5 class teacher and has worked as Maths lead and member of the Senior Leadership Team for several year. Rachel is a NCETM PD Accredited Lead and she trained as a Primary Mastery Specialist in 2020 and is leading a group of schools in their ‘embedding’ year.
Christopher Moorwood: Sherburn C of E Primary SchoolChristopher works at Sherburn C of E Primary School near Scarborough as a Y4/5/6 teacher and as maths coordinator across the Wolds and Vale Federation. Christopher has worked in the Wolds and Vale Federation for the last 7 years and trained as a Teaching for Mastery specialist in 2020; this year he is leading a group of ‘embedding’ schools.
Sam Parker: Bubwith Primary SchoolSam has worked at Bubwith Community Primary School near Selby for 6 years. He currently teaches a mixed class of Year 4 and Year 5 children. Before becoming a teacher, Sam worked in industry as a trainer. This year he is leading a group of ‘sustaining’ schools.
Andy Willson: Hob Moor Primary AcademyAndy is the Deputy Headteacher at Staynor Hall Community Primary Academy in Selby. Andy has worked in the Ebor Academy trust for the last 9 years and has travelled to Shanghai as part of the trusts exchange programme. Andy trained as a mastery specialist in 2020 and is leading a group of ’embedding’ schools this year.
Vanessa Jones: Brompton-On-Swale CE Primary SchoolVanessa works at Brompton-On-Swale CE Primary School near Richmond. She is currently a Year 1 class teacher, Maths lead across a federation of four schools and member of the Senior Leadership Team. She trained as a Primary Mastery Specialist in 2020/21 and is leading a group of schools in their ‘developing’ year.
Joanne Hattersley: Westgate Primary SchoolJo is an Assistant Head at Westgate Primary School in Otley, Leeds, where she has worked for 20 years. She leads on Maths and PSHE within her school. She trained as a Primary Mastery Specialist in 2018 and her school was part of the Maths Hub China/England teacher exchange in 2014. She is currently leading a group of ‘sustaining’ schools this year.
Oliver Stevens: Scarcroft Primary SchoolOliver Stevens works at Scarcroft Primary School in York where he teaches Year 6. He has years of experience in upper Ks2 teaching mixed age group classes. This year he is leading a Developing work group. In addition to being a Mastery Specialist, Oliver is also a Specialist Leader of Education for maths and he has been working with York schools for many years.
Jo Sawyer: Bedale CE Primary SchoolJo is the Mastery Readiness Lead for the Yorkshire Ridings Maths Hub and she also leads a ‘developing’ group this academic year.
Jo works part time as a teacher at Bedale CE Primary School and part time as a maths consultant. Jo completed her primary mastery specialist training in 2020, has a Masters in Mathematical Education and is an accredited NCETM PD lead.