Meet the team

Find out more about current NCETM team members with their areas of responsibility

Our new website was launched while social distancing was in place, which hindered our plans to get new photos taken. So you'll have to take it from us, for now, that there are more than two silhouettes represented across the team.

Senior Leadership Team

The NCETM’s Senior Leadership Team is formed by the directors of each strand area. They form the strategic leadership.
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Charlie Stripp

Director

Charlie has been the NCETM’s Director since 2013. He represents the NCETM nationally and internationally and often presents at conferences and events. He is also Chief Executive of MEI.


charlie.stripp@ncetm.org.uk

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Sue Madgwick

Deputy Director and Director for Professional Development Leadership and Evaluation

Sue joined the NCETM as Director for Professional Development Leadership and Evaluation, and became Deputy Director in 2019. She previously worked in maths teacher training and as an LA advisor.


sue.madgwick@ncetm.org.uk

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Debbie Morgan

Director for Primary Mathematics

Formerly a primary headteacher, LA advisor and university lecturer, Debbie has been the NCETM’s Director for Primary Mathematics since 2012.


debbie.morgan@ncetm.org.uk

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Carol Knights

Director for Secondary Mathematics

After teaching and leading maths at secondary school and university level, Carol began working for MEI, and later the NCETM. She leads on all the NCETM’s work for secondary schools.


carol.knights@ncetm.org.uk

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John Westwell

Director for System Leadership

John has been a secondary school head of maths, and held advisor and policy positions in local and national organisations. He joined the NCETM in 2012, and has led the Maths Hubs Programme since its launch in 2014.


john.westwell@ncetm.org.uk

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Steve McCormack

Communications Director

A former journalist, Steve spent a few years as a secondary school maths teacher before joining the NCETM in 2013. He leads on all the NCETM’s external communications.


steve.mccormack@ncetm.org.uk

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Tina Cooke

PA to Leadership Team

Before joining the NCETM in 2007, Tina worked as an office manager. She now provides support in all areas to the leadership team.


tina.cooke@ncetm.org.uk

Primary Team

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Debbie Morgan

Director for Primary Mathematics

Formerly a primary headteacher, LA advisor and university lecturer, Debbie has been the NCETM’s Director for Primary Mathematics since 2012.


debbie.morgan@ncetm.org.uk

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Liz Lambert

Assistant Director for Primary

A former primary headteacher and consultant, Liz now works on the NCETM’s Mastery Readiness and Mastery Specialists programmes, as well as developing professional development materials.


elizabeth.lambert@ncetm.org.uk

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Emma Patman

Assistant Director for Primary

Previously a primary teacher, maths lead and senior leader, Emma is now involved with several national projects including Mastery Readiness and Primary Mastery Specialists.


emma.patman@ncetm.org.uk

Each Regional Lead acts as principal NCETM link to five Maths Hubs.

Secondary Team

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Carol Knights

Director for Secondary

After teaching and leading maths at secondary school and university level, Carol began working for MEI, and later the NCETM. She leads on all the NCETM’s work for secondary schools.


carol.knights@ncetm.org.uk

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Howard Astley-Jones

Assistant Director for Secondary (Level 3 Maths and AMSP)

Howard was previously a Maths Hub Lead, and is now a link coordinator between the NCETM, Advanced Maths Support Programme (AMSP) and Maths Hubs, focusing on Level 3 maths.


howard.astley-jones@ncetm.org.uk

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Pete Griffin

Assistant Director for Secondary

Having worked as a secondary maths teacher and then an advisor, Pete joined the NCETM in 2006. He works across a range of secondary projects including the Mastery Specialists Programme.


pete.griffin@ncetm.org.uk

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Mary Stevenson

Assistant Director for Secondary

Mary previously taught and led maths at secondary and university level, including PGCE programmes. She works across a range of projects including the Secondary Mastery Specialists Programme, and with initial teacher education (ITE) providers.


mary.stevenson@ncetm.org.uk

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Andy Tharratt

Assistant Director for Secondary (Level 3 Maths and AMSP)

Following a career in maths education spanning over thirty years, Andy now focuses on coordinating links between the NCETM, the Maths Hubs and the Advanced Maths Support Programme (AMSP).


andrew.tharratt@ncetm.org.uk

System Leadership Team

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John Westwell

Director for System Leadership

John has been a secondary school head of maths, and held advisor and policy positions in local and national organisations. He joined the NCETM in 2012, and has led the Maths Hubs Programme since its launch in 2014.


john.westwell@ncetm.org.uk

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Chris Dale

Senior Regional Lead

Chris was previously a vice principal, and director at a Research School. He now works with key regional stakeholders of national government programmes to support maths school improvement in the East of England and North East London.


chris.dale@ncetm.org.uk

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Heidi Whitney

Senior Regional Lead

Following her role as a principal education advisor for a Local Authority, Heidi now works with key regional stakeholders of national government programmes to support maths school improvement in the South East of England and South London.


heidi.whitney@ncetm.org.uk

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Gaynor Bahan

Regional Lead

Gaynor was previously an assistant head in a secondary school, and a university lecturer. She now works with key regional stakeholders of national government programmes to support maths school improvement in Lancashire and West Yorkshire.


gaynor.bahan@ncetm.org.uk

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Annabelle Grose

Regional Lead

Formerly a primary headteacher, Annabelle now works with key regional stakeholders of national government programmes to support maths school improvement in the South West of England.


annabelle.grose@ncetm.org.uk

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Matt Lewis

Regional Lead

Matt has worked at secondary school and local authority level and now works with key regional stakeholders of national government programmes to support maths school improvement in North West London and South Central England.


matt.lewis@ncetm.org.uk

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Barbara Rodgers

Regional Lead

Previously a Maths Hub Lead and director of maths, Barbara now works with key regional stakeholders of national government programmes to support maths school improvement in the West Midlands.


barbara.rodgers@ncetm.org.uk

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Paul Treversh

Regional Lead

After working as a local authority adviser and consultant, Paul now works with key regional stakeholders of national government programmes to support maths school improvement in the North of England.


paul.treversh@ncetm.org.uk

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Margaret Young

Regional Lead

Having worked as a consultant in both England and Australia, Margaret now works with key regional stakeholders of national government programmes to support maths school improvement in the East Midlands and the Humber region.


margaret.young@ncetm.org.uk

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Claire Taylor

Maths Hubs Programme Coordinator

Previously a teacher of humanities and senior leader, Claire joined the NCETM in 2018. She oversees the work of the Maths Hubs Programme and its delivery across all 40 hubs in England.


claire.taylor@ncetm.org.uk

Professional Development Leadership and Evaluation Team

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Sue Madgwick

Deputy Director and Director for Professional Development Leadership and Evaluation

Sue joined the NCETM as Director for Professional Development Leadership and Evaluation, and became Deputy Director in 2019. She previously worked in maths teacher training and for her LA.


sue.madgwick@ncetm.org.uk

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Viv Lloyd

Assistant Director (PD Leadership and Evaluation)

Viv’s background is in Early Years and primary, where she has worked as a deputy head, as well as leading PGCE programmes at university level. Her NCETM role focuses on EYFS and ITE projects.


viv.lloyd@ncetm.org.uk

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Jen Shearman

Principal Evaluator (Associate)

Jen works for the NCETM alongside her role working on the Maths PGCE at Canterbury Christ Church University. As Principal Evaluator, she coordinates the national evaluation of the Maths Hub projects.


jen.shearman@ncetm.org.uk

Communications Team

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Steve McCormack

Communications Director

A former journalist, Steve spent a few years as a secondary school maths teacher before joining the NCETM in 2013. He leads on all the NCETM’s external communications.


steve.mccormack@ncetm.org.uk

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Beth Goodliff

Communications Manager

Previously a secondary teacher of English and senior leader, Beth joined the NCETM in 2018. She leads on supporting the Maths Hubs with their marketing, communications and websites.


bethanie.goodliff@ncetm.org.uk

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Gwen Tresidder

Communications Manager

Previously a secondary maths teacher and university ITE tutor, Gwen joined the NCETM in 2016. She leads on supporting the Primary and Secondary teams with external communications.


gwen.tresidder@ncetm.org.uk

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Sam Radford

Digital and Technology Manager

With a background as an IT manager, Sam joined the NCETM in 2009. He leads on the implementation and use of technology to support the work of the NCETM and Maths Hubs.


sam.radford@ncetm.org.uk

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Andrew Young

Web Content Administrator

Andrew previously worked in investment banking customer service and digital mapping for a utility firm. He joined the NCETM at its inception in 2006, and develops social media and online content.


andrew.young@ncetm.org.uk

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Liam Benson

Design and Digital Marketing Officer

With a background in digital marketing and graphic design, Liam joined the NCETM in 2017, and leads on the creative visual branding for all online and print media.


liam.benson@ncetm.org.uk

Operations Team

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Kate Hunt

Project Manager

Prior to working for the NCETM, Kate built up her own business, and worked as a headteacher’s PA. She now oversees the NCETM’s projects and events.


kate.hunt@tribalgroup.com

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Fiona Houchin

Business Support Manager

Fiona has worked as a project coordinator and training administrator in a range of sectors. She now manages the Business Support Team and leads on developing and maintaining effective processes.


fiona.houchin@tribalgroup.com

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Victoria Allen

Business Support Officer

An experienced business coordinator having had roles in investment and insurance firms, Victoria supports all the NCETM strands to provide programme-wide and financial administration.


victoria.allen@tribalgroup.com

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Jenny Murray

Business Support Officer

Jenny has worked in a variety of industries including charity, HR and financial services. She joined the NCETM in 2019 and provides administrative support including event management.


jenny.murray@tribalgroup.com

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Stephanie Tyas

Business Support Officer

With a background in communications including in the retail sector, Steph now provides support across the NCETM and Maths Hubs, including organising events and webinars.


stephanie.tyas@tribalgroup.com

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Rachel York

Senior Business Support Officer

Rachel has worked for Public Health and the National Childbirth Trust in senior administrative roles. Her role now involves coordinating financial administration of the Maths Hub Network Fund.


rachel.york@tribalgroup.com

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