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Username : Carol_Knights
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Joined : 26 March 2007
Interests : I spent the first 15 years of my career teaching in 11-18 schools in Hampshire, including time spent as a Head of Department and as an AST. My initial love of teaching Mathematics has never waned, but I began to enjoy working collaboratively with a range of teachers to improve our practices and then working in mentoring and coaching roles to support others in their own development.

The first department I worked in really shaped my view of mathematics and teaching: with no set text to rely on, no scheme of work, no tests, and before the days of classroom computers, laptops and projectors, we had to collaborate as a department to think through the key concepts and progression for each topic, and explore activities, projects, problems and investigations that would prove fruitful. The importance of identifying learners’ starting points, asking key questions, developing genuine understanding and making connections and the benefits of collaborating with and learning from colleagues has stayed with me and still pervades all that I do.

Undertaking a Masters qualification in Mathematics Education eventually led to a change of career path allowing me to work with teachers rather than directly with students. I was privileged to teach on MA and PGCE programmes at the University of Chichester as well as leading CPD courses in collaboration with Local Authorities and being involved in a range of other initiatives including Bowland.

Since 2012 I have worked for MEI and have responsibility for devising and managing the FMSP’s KS4 Extension and Enrichment CPD programme which includes two-day courses, one-day courses focusing on Higher Tier content and conferences.

As of November 2016, I have undertaken the role of Director for Secondary for the NCETM and look forward to the new challenges and opportunities this will bring.
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Region : East Midlands, East of England, International, London, National, North East, North West, South East, South West, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber
Sector : Secondary, Sixth Form College
Role : Advanced Skills Teacher, CPD Standard Holder, NCETM Partner / Stakeholder, Researcher, Teacher Educator
Community Membership :
Title Posts Joined
GE/SETNET (AIM) Project - London
This community is for the Achievement in Maths Project Group - London. It is aimed at the project team and pilot school mathematics teachers
0 26/03/07
Influential Mathematics Teachers community
This community gives a central place for Influential Mathematics Teachers to share ideas and resources and to form networks across the country.
291 09/10/08
MEI A level & GCSE
This is a forum for teachers of MEI (A level and GCSE) to share ideas and comments.
11 13/07/09