Enigma Maths Hub Leadership Team
The Enigma Maths Hub offers professional development through Network Collaborative Projects and through locally designed projects. In all projects, national and local, teachers and others collaborate in a Work Group.
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Jayne joined the Hub in January 2019. She has taught Mathematics for 20 years in a variety of schools across the country and most recently spent 6 years as Vice Principal at Milton Keynes Academy.
Jayne has always valued being involved in teacher networks and is an accredited PD lead.
In 2015 Jayne took part in the England-China exchange. This sparked her interest in Teaching for Mastery and Variation Theory. She shares this experience and passion in her other role as Secondary Teaching for Mastery Lead.
Enigma Maths Hub Lead
Helen joined the Hub in September 2021. She worked in the corporate sector for a number of years and has experience of finance, customer service and project management before retraining as a secondary maths teacher in 2007.
Having successfully risen through the ranks as maths teacher, key stage lead and Head of Department, Helen moved into school improvement work as Director of Maths for a MAT in Bedfordshire. Here she was responsible for the teaching and learning of maths across all phases and key stages and developed a strong relationship with Enigma gaining PD accreditation alongside becoming a Secondary Mastery Specialist.
Enigma Assistant Maths Hub Lead – Primary
Ruth’s background includes working mainly in Primary schools as maths coordinator as well as being a Deputy Head teacher where she worked to enable pupils to develop a fascination and love of mathematics that is accessible and relates to pupils’ experiences. She has worked as a Mathematics consultant in a range of schools and has worked with a number of Local Authorities in introducing and embedding National Mathematics initiatives.
Ruth has written supplementary materials for the NCETM relating to the National Curriculum 2014. These have included the NCETM Reasoning documents as well as some materials linked to the NCETM mastery documents.
As an NCETM CPD standard holder, Ruth has been working alongside Primary schools to further develop mathematics learning and teaching with an increasing focus on Teaching for Mastery.
Enigma Maths Hub – Post-16 Lead
Ben joined the hub in 2018. He qualified as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant with a Big Four Firm in London and worked with a variety of clients in the corporate and government sectors before retraining as a secondary mathematics teacher following time volunteering in Bletchley Park’s education team and at schools in London and Bedford between 2007 and 2009.
Having taken time to work through the ranks as a secondary mathematics teacher, Key Stage Coordinator and Assistant Curriculum Leader in Bedford and Buckingham, Ben moved to become a Lead Practitioner at Lord Grey School in Bletchley in 2020. Subsequent to earlier work as a member of Mid-Bedfordshire and Luton Key Stage 3 Professional Study group (PSG), Ben has previously led a number of NCETM workgroups and is an NCETM Accredited Work Group Lead [2018-19] as well as holding an MAEd (Teaching & Learning, Secondary Mathematics) . Ben leads a team of technical specialists in post-16 teaching, is in the fourth cohort of NCETM Mastery specialists and has a particular interest in Mastery as it applies to the transition from Key Stage (3/)4 into Key Stage 5.
Enigma Maths Hub – Primary Teaching for Mastery
A primary school teacher for over 20 years, Catherine has a wealth of experience teaching across the primary age phases. She has been Assistant Head at Duston Eldean Primary school for the last 15 years working as Maths Lead to direct and embed development across the school.
After completing the Maths Specialist Teacher program in 2010, her passion for maths and desire to reach out to all pupils grew. Catherine first joined the hub in 2015 working as a cohort one Mastery specialist. She lead TRG groups with schools across the region, leading training on key principles and providing individual support to teachers in their own school.
She has recently completed the PD Lead qualification with the NCETM and enjoys leading maths development to support adults working with children to ensure they have the appropriate skills and knowledge needed for children to succeed. Catherine has a strong belief that all children have the ability to become mathematicians if they are taught to think mathematically.
Catherine is currently working to establish a local network of primary maths subject leads to keep them up to date with changes while providing the opportunity to work collaboratively and connect with supportive like-minded people.