Since 2016, Carol Knights has held the role of NCETM Director for Secondary Mathematics, leading national developments and programmes including secondary Teaching for Mastery.
Carol taught in state schools for 15 years, holding a range of responsibilities, and then worked for 6 years as a Principal Lecturer in Mathematics Education before joining MEI in 2012. During her career, she has been involved in a wide range of curriculum development projects as well as devising and leading professional development at both local and national levels, most notably the legacy FMSP’s KS4 Extension and Enrichment courses. She worked with the NCETM on the Secondary PD Leads programme and was also seconded to initially lead the national Multiplicative Reasoning project. As part of the academic community, she has contributed to and organised conferences and written papers, focusing particularly on the use of ICT within mathematics education and effective CPD in mathematics education.