Alison is a mathematics adviser, lecturer, researcher, qualified teacher, author
and learner. Her career has spanned primary, secondary, HEI and advisory roles. She is chair of the
primary ATM and MA group, a member of the primary contact group for ACME, and a member of the Early
Childhood Mathematics Group. She is also a STEM ambassador and a governor.
Alison has written several books and articles, including her most recent
publications: The Trainer Toolkit (2020) and Reasons to Reason across
Primary Maths and Science (2018). She also writes for UK and international journals,
and has presented papers around the world.
Alison is passionate about making mathematics accessible, stimulating and
enjoyable for all.
Primary Subject Leader Mathematics Consortium; EYFS Mathematics Consortium; Subject Leader
Bespoke Support; Whole School Mathematics Review; Coaching.
EYFS and Y1 Pattern Action Research Project; Maths Hub Work Groups.
45 minture CPD Sessions; Tailored INSET, staff meetings or twilights.
PD courses on Teaching Fractions, Multiplication Tables, Greater Depth, Counting to Calculating,
using the Bar Model, Thinking and Reasoning, Solving Problems or Problem Solving... and
Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Arts in Education and Professional Development
Advanced Certificate of Educational Studies in Leadership of AfL and APP
Certificate of Consultants for Improvement Accreditation in Primary Stronger
Management Systems including ISP
Section 5 inspector
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Education and Theology and Religious Studies, with
Qualified Teacher Status
Trainer, leader, manager, consultant, adviser
BBC, ECIS, TSST, Ofqual, BEAM
Trainer, keynote speaker, facilitator, writer, mentor
Development, planning and delivering of teacher professional development
Trainer, facilitator, team leader, conference organiser, strategist, HTPM