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Username : Fiona_Allan
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Joined : 29 June 2006
Interests : I have worked with the NCETM since its foundation. Over the years, I have had a variety of roles and am, currently, an Assistant Director working in the PD Leadership and Evaluation team.

I was fortunate to be able to be able to train as both a Primary teacher and a secondary teacher of Mathematics. During my teaching career, I taught in Infant, Primary, Middle and Secondary Schools and latterly in a Sixth Form College where I taught all stages of Mathematics from Entry Level to A-level. After leaving the classroom, I worked on several projects including the Standards Unit ‘Improving learning in mathematics’ and on Thinking Through Mathematics and Learning Mathematics in Context before joining the National Centre at its foundation.

I believe that teachers need to network and work collaboratively. I served twice on the ACME committee. I was a NANAMIC committee member and a member of the MA Council for several years. I am now a member of the ATM, the MA and NANAMIC.

I am as enthusiastic (perhaps even more so) about teaching maths as I was when I started my career, and, am particularly interested in the foundations of mathematical thinking and how we can enable students to build a strong foundation from which they can progress and enjoy their mathematical journey.
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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 : Further Education College, Sixth Form College, Work Based / Work Place Learning
Role : Adult Numeracy Tutor, Advanced Skills Teacher, Consultant / Adviser, Functional Skills Teacher, Governor, Head of Mathematics / Mathematics Coordinators, Learning Support Staff / Higher Level Teaching Assistant, NCETM Partner / Stakeholder, Newly Qualified Teacher, Researcher, Senior Leader, Subject Learning Coach, Teacher, Teacher Educator, Trainee Teacher
Community Membership :
Title Posts Joined
Active resources for Mechanics
A private community for a FMKN working collaboratively to collect together and publish resources for teaching A level Mechanics
1 19/07/10
Advanced Skills Teachers Community
Community for all ASTs (and also aspiring ASTs) to join.
123 05/10/10
Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education (ACME) Teacher Network
To continue its leading role in generating debate and influencing mathematics education policy, ACME is interested to know the views of mathematics teachers. This is a network for teachers of mathematics to discuss and debate key issues in mathematics education. Join this community to share your views and find out more on how you can influence policy.
173 23/04/07
Behind Bars
This community is for those working in prisons and Young Offender Institutions.
2 08/02/08
ETF Maths Incentive – Graduates Community
A community for all graduates recruited under the ETF Maths Incentive awards scheme to share best practice and resources
Functional Mathematics
A team in the North East of England is developing Professional Development materials for Functional maths to help teachers prepare for changes to the curriculum in 2010. If you would like to be involved in the collection and/or piloting of materials please join the community.
86 09/06/08
Lesson Study
The "Teaching Gap" by Stigler and Hiebert highlights the success of lesson study in Japan, but can this be translated to this country? This community is aimed at those groups of teachers who want to know more about it, and who are willing to share their own journey of discovery with others. It is not for the faint-hearted, but for those who really want to find out for themselves.
32 01/12/06
London six MathsHUBS conferences
The London six Maths Hubs held a conference on 9 July 2015. All PowerPoints from the conference can be found here. Topics arising from the presentations can also be discussed.
1 10/07/15
Mathematics Consultants
This is a community for Mathematics Consultants working in Primary and Secondary schools. Use this community to talk about teaching and learning Mathematics, to ask questions, to share activities and resources, to discuss any research that you're involved with and to make other consultants aware of anything that you've done or are doing that you think might be of interest to them.
123 27/07/06
Mathematics in Further Education colleges
A discussion group initiated in response to the ACME Report on Mathematics in FE Colleges.
50 16/10/07
Mathematics in Special Schools Conferences
This 'hidden' community is for those attending the national conference 'Mathematics in Special Schools; the way forward'
43 03/01/12
Mathematics Specialist Leaders in Education
A community for Mathematics Specialist Leaders in Education.
36 12/07/12
Maths Hubs - GLOW
An online community for the GLOW Maths Hub
35 05/02/16
Maths Hubs - London Central and NW
An online community for the London Central and NW Maths Hub
13 19/09/14
Maths Hubs - London South East
An online community for the London South East Maths Hub
19 19/09/14
Maths Hubs - London South West
An online community for the London South West Maths Hub
7 22/04/16
Maths Hubs - London Thames
An online community for the London Thames Maths Hub
21 19/09/14
Maths Hubs - Solent
An online community for the Solent Maths Hub
20 23/10/14
MEI A level & GCSE
This is a forum for teachers of MEI (A level and GCSE) to share ideas and comments.
11 14/01/10
Members of NANAMIC & others interested in FE Maths Issues
This community is for members of NANAMIC (National Association for Numeracy and Maths In Colleges) and others interested in FE maths issues
14 27/10/06
Meridian Branch - ATM/MA
A hidden community for all members to communicate and share information
14 08/11/10
MK Creative Maths Network
The group looks at maths lessons and livens them up with activities that promote deeper learning and fun! The activities are usually active and often outside the classroom.
62 07/12/10
Resitting GCSE Mathematics
A community to support those teaching students who are resitting GCSE Mathematics, where you can share ideas, documents, resources, research and information. Those completing the Maths Enhancement Programme are encouraged to join this community.
152 18/09/12
Resitting GCSE Mathematics: A scheme of work
A community to support teachers writing a scheme of work for a one year course for students resitting GCSE Maths in colleges.
22 06/06/14
South East FE MESH
A special interest community for the South East FE MESH
26 21/01/14
Statistics Teacher Network
A support and professional development network for new and experienced teachers of statistics.
71 04/07/08
STEM Mathematics Network community
The STEM Mathematics Network meets once each term. They are working with the Standards Unit: Improving Learning in Mathematics approaches/resources. The community allows them to share and comment on their practice in taking forward these approaches.
16 07/12/07
The Cornwall Post-16 Project
The aim of this community is to provide a forum for discussion, debate and sharing of classroom practice for all members of the project team. There is also the facility to upload and share resources produced as part of the project
65 11/10/10
Thinking Through Mathematics
The 'Thinking Through Mathematics' community exists to support and develop the active learning approaches exemplified in the Maths4Life ‘Thinking Through Mathematics’ resource file.
15 17/10/07
Towards Level 3 Mathematics: An ACME Discussion
The Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education (ACME) recently launched a paper designed to provoke discussion on the future of post-16 mathematics. This community aims to stimulate discussion on the paper and to collect your views on the proposals. ACME then intends to digest those views with the intention of producing a position statement in the spring 2010 on the issue of Level 3 mathematics.
15 26/11/09