Tim is an experienced primary teacher, leader and consultant who offers a range of reasonably priced services to schools to help them drive forward improvements in maths. He is also a respected maths author, writing a range of best selling titles and articles. Tim is a Maths Specialist Teacher (MaST) and NCETM Accredited Professional Development Lead and sits on a range of advisory panels- including a variety of stutatory assessment panels. He has experience in making rapid improvements to maths provision in a number of different contexts, and has been praised by OfSTED.
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Tim offers a completely bespoke maths advisory and consultancy service for schools, clusters and academy trusts.
Often getting an experienced, external ‘eye’ into your school is what is needed to speedily make sustainable improvement that can make a real difference to the pupils and staff within your school.
Whatever your maths or assessment need, Tim can help. He has particular experience in helping schools create bespoke curriculums, calculation polices and strategies to embed problem solving and reasoning in your school.
He will often suggest starting with a maths audit– where he works with senior and middle leaders to take in-depth look at all elements of maths education in your school. Working together with the school he will then form a clear and prioritised action plan. Often all schools need is the maths audit, but Tim is also on hand to offer additional support, advice and CPD if needed.
Tim is based in Norfolk, but travels across the UK and internationally. Having worked in Senior Leadership positions, Tim is aware of the budget pressures in schools, and is committed to ensuring that all schools can access the support and help they need to make sustainable improvements. Therefore Tim keeps his rates as low as possible- in fact you can engage Tim for a full day for far less then the cost of 2 days supply. This means the help, support and advice you need is substantially cheaper than you may think- and normally cheaper than most other consultants and local authority services.
Tim is an experienced and respected maths author and advisor, writing for a wide range of publishers and clients. He is best known for his Problem Solving and Reasoning series, which he wrote for Rising Stars. This resources aims to support teachers in embedding problem solving and reasoning into daily teaching, and is now used in thousands of schools and is one of Rising Stars best selling resources.
He has also written on other projects for Rising Stars, including Mastering Maths (publishing in September) and he is the lead consultant for Problem Solving and Reasoning Vol 2 (publishing in April 2017). In addition Tim has acted as a maths consultant for a range of clients- including software and app developers and TV production companies.
Tim has written various resources for Scholastic alongside other publishers, including for an international audience. In addition, Tim has written articles on maths education, leadership and assessment for a wide range of publications.
Tim is experienced in helping take a project from a simple idea right the way to publication and has a range of other experienced authors on hand to help with your project if time pressures mean this is needed.
Tim enjoys writing and consulting as it is a way that he can support schools up and down the country and he is always looking for new projects to get involved in.
Tim is an experienced provider of maths CPD- to leaders, teachers and teaching assistants. He can cover practically any topic, and always ensures his CPD sessions are practical, fun and engaging. Tim provides a combination of immediate ‘take aways’ and ideas to develop and reflect upon. Recent ‘popular’ areas for CPD include How to create reasoning mathematicians, How to get children problem solving without even realising it, Teaching the tricky area of… (Fractions, proportionality, algebra, division) and How to support all learners in succeeding in maths.
Tim is also experienced in guiding groups of staff and other stakeholders in creating policies, maths ‘morals’ and curriculums that are bespoke to your school and have a high level of ‘buy in’ from stakeholders. He also has experience of delivering CPD sessions to an international school audience.
Sessions will always be designed with the needs of your school in mind. CPD sessions can be delivered by themselves, or as part of a wider package of advice and support.
Depending on the topic, size of group and location, Tim can deliver CPD as whole day, half day and twilight sessions for individual schools, clusters and academy trusts. Tim can also arrange for favourable rates with an amazing venue in Norwich. If you want to get a group of teachers away from school for a day, this can often work out cheaper than sending staff on larger, more commercial courses, especially if you work within your cluster or trust.
Many schools across the country were shocked by their 2016 SATs results in Maths- both at KS1 and KS2, with many finding attainment in maths reduced the all important combined score at KS2. Many schools and children found it a challenge to reach the higher standard of understanding demanded, and struggled with the far greater problem solving and reasoning element to the assessments.
Tim is currently working with a number of schools to help put in place a rapid program of sustainable development to ensure that 2017 SATs results show significant improvement- this is not a ‘wallpaper over the gaps’ exercise! .
Tim is using his skills as an Accredited PD lead, author and Maths Specialist Teacher combined with his in-depth knowledge of the statutory assessment framework (as Tim is an member of the STA expert review panels for the KS1 and KS2 statutory assessments). This means he is able put in place a bespoke and measurable plan for each school- without breaking the bank.
Below are just some of the areas in which Tim can help your setting.
Below are just some of the articles that Tim has written over the past few years.
Girls and Maths– Academy Magazine (Issue 4.2)
Fear Not- Creative Maths Teaching (not available on-line)- Creative Teaching and Learning Journal
How will the new curriculum impact maths teachers? – Innovate my school.
Undertaking the new maths curriculum– SMT Magazine.
Plus many more!