Charlie taught secondary/post-16 maths in the state sector for 10 years. He became MEI’s Chief Executive in 2010. Since March 2013 he has also been Director of the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM).
Charlie gained a BSc in Mathematical Physics at Nottingham University. After working for three years in the finance industry he changed direction and took a PGCE in Mathematics and Outdoor Education at the University of Exeter in 1990. He taught for 10 years in the state sector, with experience of teaching in both selective and non-selective secondary schools, and in a large further education college, teaching GCSE Mathematics, AS/A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics, IB Mathematics and Maths Access courses for adults. He has also taught on a Mathematics B.Ed programme. He joined MEI in 2000 to set up the pilot project that eventually became the Further Mathematics Support Programme. He became MEI’s Chief Executive in 2010.
Charlie has been an active member of the Mathematical Association for over 20 years, including serving as Chair of the MA’s Teaching Committee and as a member of the MA Council.
Through his work with the NCETM, Charlie has also developed experience in primary maths teaching, particularly in ‘maths teaching for mastery’ approaches.
Charlie was awarded an MBE for services to education in 2015.