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Username : barrodg
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Joined : 13 March 2011
Interests : I joined the NCETM as Regional Lead in June 2018. There are two key aspects to my Regional Lead role:

-to act as the principal NCETM link to the Maths Hub leadership and management teams in the region, supporting, equipping and enabling them to fulfil their role

-to work with key regional stakeholders, and representatives of national government programmes supporting mathematics and STEM more widely, to develop and support the implementation of a coherent strategy for mathematics school improvement in the region

The regions are aligned with Teaching School and RSC regions. My region is the West Midlands.

I have spent over 30 years working in Mathematics Education teaching in Secondary Schools across Surrey, London and Hampshire.

At various points during my career I moved into more general senior leadership roles but due to my passion for the subject have always gravitated back to Mathematics.

I have been Head of Mathematics in several Secondary schools, teaching KS3, KS4 and KS5. I co-wrote a bid for a successful Maths and Computing Specialist College whilst working as an Assistant Headteacher in Surrey.

I became Director of Mathematics for the City of Portsmouth and co-Director of the Portsmouth Teaching School both roles having a clear strategic focus on school improvement. My last role before joining the NCETM was as Maths Hub Lead for the Solent Maths Hub.

My educational passion is 'closing the gap', supporting all pupils in achieving their Mathematical potential -regardless of starting point.
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Sector : Academy, Adult Community Learning, Early Years Foundation Stage Settings, Further Education College, Higher Education, Initial Teacher Education, Local Authority, Offender Learning, Other, Primary, Secondary, Sixth Form College, Special Education Needs, UTC, Work Based / Work Place Learning
Role : Senior Leader, Subject Learning Coach, Teacher Educator
Community Membership :
Title Posts Joined
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 05/05/11
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 05/05/11
Maths Hubs - North West One
An online community for the North West One Maths Hub
8 02/06/15
Maths Hubs - Solent
An online community for the Solent Maths Hub
20 06/11/14
Mentors Community
This community is designed for people who mentor other teachers to share ideas and discuss good practice. It is place where people can come to look for ideas regarding the professional development of other colleagues and themselves as mentors
6 05/05/11
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 24/11/11
Rich Tasks Project
Several schools have been working on a variety of projects under the heading of ‘Rich Tasks’. The overall aim of each project has been to offer an opportunity for teachers to take some time to choose tasks, discuss lesson plans, agree teaching approaches to improve the offer made to learners.
1 05/05/11
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 05/05/11