OUR TEAM

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Jess Paul - Maths Hub Lead

I started at University of Sussex training in Mathematics and then went on to complete a PGCE specialising in Mathematics at Exeter University. After graduating, I work in Aldershot, Hedge End and finally ended up in Portsmouth working at Northern Parade Federated schools. I have recently completed my MA in Education, researching children's conceptual understanding within mathematics and the link between mathematical thinking and perceived ability. I have worked with the Solent Maths Hub since , running both Primary and Secondary Work Groups. I started as the Teaching for Mastery Lead, moving on to become Maths Hub for Early Years and Primary and I am now the overall Maths Hub Lead.

Pippa Andrews - Assistant Maths Hub Lead (Primary)

I have worked in Primary teaching for 17 years. I started at a Junior School in Portsmouth and worked my way up to Maths Lead and Deputy Headteacher. I then worked as a DHT and Maths Lead in two more Primary Schools - one in Portsmouth and one in Hampshire. I now work across the region offering support and training in a number of curriculum areas. In my work for the Maths Hub, in addition to working as the Assistant Hub Lead for Primary, I also run primary programmes and support.

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Carla Laney - Assistant Maths Hub Lead (Secondary)

Despite not having a background in mathematics, I discovered a passion for teaching maths after completing my PGCE and Masters in Education at the University of Southampton. I began my career working in the New Forest before taking on a leadership role across two schools in Southampton for the cause of school improvement. I now work as a Director of Teaching and Learning at St Mark's Church of England Primary School in Southampton and continue to support schools across the region. I trained as Mastery Specialist in 2016 and have been working with the Solent Maths Hub ever since.

Sarah Anderson - Primary Mastery Specialist Lead

I am the Primary Teaching for Mastery Lead for the Solent Maths Hub. I started my career working in a
five-form entry junior school in Southampton where I was the Maths Lead for four years before becoming the deputy headteacher and Maths Lead of a one-form entry primary from 2014-2020. In 2015 I became a Primary Maths Specialist for the Solent Maths Hub and I worked in this role for three years. I loved working alongside other teachers to develop a Teaching for Mastery approach and learn a huge amount from everyone i worked with, I became the Primary Teaching for Mastery Lead in 2018 and work alongside Mastery Specialists to support teachers and leader in their Mastery journeys.

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Lisa Duell - Secondary Mastery Specialist Lead

I studied Mathematics at Le Saint Union in Southampton qualifying with a degree in Mathematics with QTS status in 1999. I began my career teaching Primary at Shirley Junior School and then St Luke's CofE in Sway. I held several different roles within these schools, Maths coordinator, LSA manager and leader of Key Stage 2. During my years as a primary teacher I was a Lead Maths Teacher for Southampton. I also worked closely with Southampton University, teaching part of the PGCE primary maths course and studying my Masters. I then moved to teach Secondary maths at Romsey school where I still teach. I have been working with the Solent Maths Hub since 2016, I have run the Mathematical Thinking Work Group and I am now Secondary Mastery Lead.

Tom Holdstock - Level 3 Lead

In 2004 I started my university life at the University of Reading where I obtained my undergraduate Masters in Mathematics and Physics (First Class). After a bit of Mathematics research, I went on to complete my Postgraduate teacher training also at the University of Reading. I then did 2 years of Mathematics teaching in Wokingham before moving down to the South Coast where I have continued teaching Mathematics in a number of schools. In 2017 I moved to the UTC Portsmouth as Head of Department where I still currently work. In January 2020 I joined the Solent Maths Hub as the Level 3 Lead.

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