MEI’s current thinking on mathematics curriculum development

Charlie Stripp and Stella Dudzic

16:30-17:30, Thursday 30 June

Session description

We will outline some of the things we have been thinking about regarding the future of maths curriculum development and ask for your ideas.

This session is suitable for teachers of secondary maths and mathematics post-16 who are interested in the future of mathematics curriculum development.

Interests: GCSE resitA level Mathematics / Further Mathematics

About the speakers

Charlie Stripp has been Chief Executive of Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI) since 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 mathematics teaching, particularly in ‘maths teaching for mastery’ approaches.

Charlie was awarded an MBE for services to education in 2015.

Stella is MEI's Director for Curriculum and Resources. Her work includes developing qualifications and associated teaching and learning resources. She is a textbook author and editor and regularly leads CPD for teachers.

After gaining a MA in Mathematics, Stella completed her PGCE in Secondary Mathematics in 1984. Stella taught for 22 years in secondary schools, including 9 years as head of department, before joining MEI in 2006.