Rachel Beddoes and Toby Rome

15:00-16:00, Friday 1 July

Session description

Who says that maths isn’t a creative subject? By their nature, teachers are resourceful and inventive - put this to the test through a series of interactive challenges. With ideas to take back to the classroom, this is professional development - but not as you know it!

No knowledge beyond GCSE maths will be required, but a willingness not to take yourself too seriously is essential.

Interests: EnrichmentKS3 and KS4

About the speakers

Rachel is the Girls' Participation Coordinator and Careers Lead for Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI) and has been working for them on the Advanced Maths Support Programme (AMSP) since September 2018. Previously she taught maths for 20 years and was also a STEM Coordinator, working with businesses to convince students of the utility of maths through its various applications and the different careers that studying STEM subjects could possibly lead to. Rachel is passionate about making students (and teachers and parents) aware of the importance of studying maths after GCSEs and the vast and varied careers that doing so can lead to.

Toby is a National Coordinator for the AMSP, where his responsibilities include leading the sustained professional development courses. Prior to joining MEI, Toby spent 16 years teaching maths in a large comprehensive school just outside of Bristol, where he was Head of Sixth Form.