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Maths panel

We want to help Secondary maths teachers network; to share ideas, to talk about current issues in education and classrooms, to work collaboratively on interesting projects and to share guidance and offer support to each other. The Secondary maths panel is led by Craig Barton


Damian Watson

Damian Watson


Damian Watson teacher of mathematics and ICT at St Ciaran’s College, Ballygawley, Northern Ireland.

I have been teaching for 10 years and recently moved to Northern Ireland. I have delivered training on using ICT effectively to teachers in the Northern Ireland and the Gateshead LEA. I have recently delivered training on using an IWB in mathematics. I have also been 2nd in Department, ICT co-ordinator for the school in England.

I have a passion for making Mathematics exciting and engaging. I am addicted to teaching and I am always looking to improve my teaching and learning. I have a particular interest in using ICT in the classroom and love to share ideas and resources.


Tim Buckton

Tim Buckton


I have 8 years Maths teaching experience at KS3 and KS4 and enjoy sharing quality teaching and learning experiences. I am currently Head of Faculty and Assistant Principal at Hamilton CC, a rapidly improving 11-16 Leicester City School, where I work in a department of brilliant likeminded teachers.

Prior to teaching, I worked for 15 years as a chartered civil and structural engineer. Currently involved with AQA as an examiner for GCSE Maths.

I like to ensure that students enjoy and succeed in Maths by providing them with memorable and enjoyable learning experiences. Particular interests are teaching with technology through ActivInspire IWB, VBA programming in Excel, creating GCSE Maths video resources, sharing ideas and resources through TES and Twitter.


Laura Rees-Hughes

Laura Rees-Hughes


I’ve been teaching mathematics for four years and I’m currently second in department at St Bernard’s Catholic High School in Barrow in Furness. I’m particularly interested in making Maths as fun and hands-on as possible with creative resources and rich tasks.


William Emeny

William Emeny


Will is Head of Maths at Wyvern College in Hampshire. Passionate about teaching and learning, Will is the author of the maths teaching ideas blog Great Maths Teaching Ideas. He is also the author of the best selling books 100 Things Awesome Teachers Do and The Magic of Pineapples- A Brain Tingling Adventure Through Amazing Mathematics.


Sharon Derbyshire

Sharon Derbyshire


I am a secondary maths teacher and will be starting my 10th year of teaching in September.

I am the Head of Mathematics at Bellerive FCJ Catholic College in Liverpool. I am co-author of Number Loving blog where we share ideas and resources. I am passionate about maths and I like nothing better than sharing ideas with colleagues or cracking jokes with a mathematical edge!


Colleen Young

Colleen Young


I am Director, Academic Assessment at Newstead Wood School. I have been involved in education throughout my career, specialising in Mathematics and IT.

I have a keen interest in how new technologies can enhance the learning experience and I enjoy collaborating with students and fellow educators. I am the author of Mathematics, Learning and Web 2.0 a blog which I update regularly with ideas for the Mathematics classroom.


Mark Quinn

Mark Quinn


I am currently 2nd in Maths at The Trinity School, Nottingham. My main interests are the use of ICT in teaching maths and developing functional resources. I particularly enjoy teaching KS3 groups and making lessons enjoyable and challenging for all.


Dave Gale

Dave Gale


My teaching career started in 2001 and I'm currently teaching maths and statistics to 11 to 18 year olds. In the past, I've been a head of year and am currently an Advanced Skills Teacher and Lead Practioner.

I particularly enjoy teaching through investigations, puzzles and problem solving and like to make use of various technologies in and out of the classroom. The areas of maths I enjoy most are statistics and decision maths.


Paul Collins

Paul Collins


I am a Teacher of Mathematics at a Secondary School in Horley, Surrey. I’m always looking for new, innovative and exciting ways to teach Mathematics. Check out my 'Mr Collins' Table Sheets', 'Mathematics 4 Pics 1 Word' and my Mathematics blog for more ideas/resources I have used in my lessons.

I also have a keen interest in Psychology and Modern Foreign Languages (especially German).


Colm Lynch

Colm Lynch


I am a Teacher of Mathematics at Thornleigh Salesian College, currently in my NQT year. Being the new kid on the block, I’m looking forward to working alongside an eclectic mix of teachers to create a fresh and dynamic Maths panel.

I particularly enjoy teaching the topic of Probability as pupils of all ages/abilities can be engaged and challenged by some aspect of 'chance'.


Owen Elton

Owen Elton


Having taught maths for ten years, I am Second in Department at Charterhouse where I help to deliver IGCSE, Cambridge Pre-U, and IB Diploma curricula. I am keen that, alongside their exam preparation, students are given an insight into the history of mathematics.

My blog attempts to present some of these off-syllabus ideas in the hope that students might continue to engage with mathematics outside the classroom.


Gareth Fairclough

Gareth Fairclough


I have been teaching for three years now at Thornleigh Salesian College in Bolton and have recently been appointed Whole School Numeracy Co-ordinator.

Being part of the panel has enabled me to find and promote some really good resources for teaching maths and making it interesting and exciting for the pupils I teach. I will also be promoting the best 'Numeracy across the curriculum' resources I come across as part of my role.


Philip Eden

Philip Eden


I qualified as a secondary maths teacher in 2008 and after gaining a few years teaching experience in the UK, I moved to Peru where I am currently working at Newton College, Lima. I am really enjoying the challenge of working in an international school and becoming familiar with the International Baccalaureate.

I like to use interesting and engaging activities in my lessons as a way to make mathematics enjoyable for everyone.


Tom Dean

Tom Dean


I am in my second year of teaching at Edgbarrow School, Berkshire. I teach from KS3 to KS5, I am interested in finding new ways to embed ICT into the classroom. I look forward to working with the rest of the panel.


Claire Green

Claire Green


I am 26 years old and I have been teaching Mathematics at Mount St. Joseph’s Business and Enterprise College for 2 and ½ years now. I teach both KS3 and KS4 and shall soon be acting second in my department which is a welcome challenge.

I am looking forward to discovering some amazing resources as part of the TES panel and sharing them with others.


Dan Rodriguez-Clark

Dan Rodriguez-Clark


I started my teaching career in 2010, and am currently a mathematics teacher in Oxfordshire, although I am moving to an international school in Peru in January. I love maths and teaching, and I really enjoy finding and designing enjoyable and engaging resources for use in the classroom. I try to make use of a mixture of active tasks, such as Tarsias, and also use of ICT to aid in the learning of mathematics.

I use my own website as a place to store some of the ICT based resources I have created. I have also written a book titled “50 Great Activities for Any Classroom” detailing how to make use of many engaging resources and classroom activities, and which is available to download from the Kindle Store.

I am really looking forward to working as part of the Maths Panel, hoping to find and promote some of the amazing resources available.


Claire Green

Dominic Penney


I am a fully qualified Secondary Mathematics teacher based in the Manchester area. I have recently moved schools and now currently teach at Sale Grammar School in Cheshire.

My aim is to deliver inspiring lessons that use only the best resources in order to prepare pupils for their exams and develop their understanding of numbers and problem solving.

I am passionate about developing students' mathematical imaginations, and equipping them with the necessary tools to become inquisitive and creative thinkers.

I am constantly looking for new and exciting ways to teach different topics and I love trying out new ideas and lesson deliveries.


Anja Lehmann

Anja Lehmann


Having previously worked in Risk Management in the City, I finished my PGCE in 2010 and thoroughly enjoy teaching maths ever since. I am enthused by new education ideas and love sharing my enthusiasm for maths - there is nothing better than getting students excited by maths! I particularly enjoy teaching statistics across KS3 – KS5.


Emma Weston

Emma Weston


I've been teaching mathematics for 7 years and am currently Lead Teacher at a school in the North West. I teach KS3-5 and have also recently been involved in Primary transition. I love making maths fun, even if my pupils occasionally think I'm crazy. I am always keen to try new ideas to keep my teaching fresh and engaging.


Colin Hegarty

Colin Hegarty


I love maths and teaching it! After a career in finance, I took a leap and trained to be a maths teacher, the job I always wanted to do! I love trying to help pupils reach their potential and foster a mindset that if they work hard they can achieve anything.

Over the last year I have run all my exam classes using a flipped classroom approach . I really believe in this model and am keen to continue working in this area. I also have a keen interest in the use of technology in maths teaching with particular experience and interest in YouTube teaching and the use of tablets in the classroom.

I am always looking for new and exciting ways to teach maths and I love trying out new ideas.


Brian Arnold

Brian Arnold


I have wanted to be a teacher since I was 14 so for me this is my dream job. I am in my third year of teaching and beginning a new adventure as Lead Practitioner at Chessington Community College. I am a huge fan and believer in flipped learning and I am an avid YouTube video maker.

I am also a huge fan of the book Bounce and am keen to help my students develop a growth mind set for learning.


Jessica Ballard

Jessica Bramwell


I have been teaching maths at KS3 and 4 for 8 years. I am second in department at Westfield School, Sheffield. I use TES frequently and wanted to give something back to the website as I am in awe at some of the amazing resources created.

Brian Arnold

Kelly Wakefield


I am in my 4th year of teaching maths at Failsworth School, Oldham. I am particularly interested finding resources that provide fun and engagement! I am also interested in resources that aid in the development of numeracy skills.



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