Tracy is a highly-experienced educator, having worked for over 30 years in the primary classroom with children across the whole primary phase. She was an Advanced Skills Teacher with a proven track record for supporting school improvement within the local authority of Somerset and now she is an Independent Primary Maths Adviser under the name of Mathsknowhow, working throughout the UK and internationally.
Through providing both school based CPD and high-quality training courses and workshops, Tracy supports LAs, senior leaders, teachers, subject leaders, teaching assistants, parents and governors to create mathematical environments which engage all children. She is passionate about the effectiveness of using the CPA approach and using manipulative resources and pictorial representations in mathematics, and it has always been the best part of her own practice.
Tracy’s CPD sessions are praised for being practical, fun and highly relevant and participants always leave with new ideas and strategies to transfer to their own classrooms. She loves the fact that through creative, exploratory activities, this approach both enables and empowers children to gain a deeper conceptual understanding. In turn, they can then really learn to make the connections and appreciate the “beauty” of what is Mathematics!
She is a holder of the NCETM PD Lead accreditation for the mastery curriculum and is both an Accredited *NUMICON Professional Development Trainer and Singapore *INSPIRE MATHS School Improvement Trainer supporting schools in the effective use of these award-winning and highly acclaimed teaching resources.
Tracy’s Mathsknowhow Subject Leader Network meetings are always highly informative and up to date with the latest news and research. I always leave with a wealth of ideas and improvements I can implement in my own classroom and throughout my school; giving me a really clear vision about how to lead the subject and ensure whole school improvement.
She is always ready to respond to any enquiry and her wonderful support has been invaluable to me both personally as a subject leader, and in her training of the whole school staff over the past few years.
Maths Subject Lead - Somerset
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