Phil Chaffé is a National Co-ordinator for the Advanced Maths Support Programme. He has particular responsibility for student and teacher support for university admissions tests.
Phil initially trained as an engineer, working in energy and thermodynamics for two consulting engineering firms, before completing a PGCE in Secondary Mathematics in 1990. Phil taught Mathematics for several years in a variety of 11-18 schools including 10 years as the head of a large mathematics department. He has since worked as a Mathematics Advisor and a Further Mathematics Support Programme (FMSP) Area Coordinator in Staffordshire and Shropshire and at Warwick University.
Phil has a great deal of experience in preparing students for university mathematics admissions tests. He developed the Problem Solving Matters course that runs at Oxford University, Warwick University, Durham University, Imperial College and Bristol University. Phil is currently responsible for the AMSP higher-level problem-solving programmes.