I have worked as a primary school teacher for twenty two years across both key stage one and two. During this time I have worked as a coordinator for ICT, mathematics, music and assessment. My work as a phase leader included working as a strategic level as well as leading a teaching team within school. I have been recognised as a Leading Teacher for Intervention and worked as part of the local authorities steering group for Able, Gifted and Talented and was awarded Teacher of the Year in 2009.
I was seconded to York St John University in 2011, completing a year before gaining a permanent position on the teaching staff. I completed my Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in 2012 with a focus on developing good practice using PowerPoint.
My work within Initial Teacher Education focuses mainly at an undergraduate level teaching mathematics and science, although I do take some postgraduate groups. I am currently the subject lead for mathematics and work as the mentor trainer for the school based training route.
I am currently working towards gaining my e-pedagogy Teaching Fellowship within the university focusing on the use of social media and technology to promote student engagement and learning and teaching.
I currently lead the undergraduate mathematics programmes, being module director for both the first and second year mathematics modules. I am part of the science team, teaching on both the undergraduate and postgraduate modules. I also teach mathematics on the part-time postgraduate programme. I have gained HEA Teaching Fellow status and have completed the Supporting Learning with Technology course. As subject lead for mathematics I am responsible for learning and teaching of mathematics across the undergraduate programmes.
My research interests focus on the use of technology to support and promote learning and teaching. My research titles are; “Positive PowerPoint” – Developing good practice through action research Enhancing the formative assessment environment through the use of mobile technologies