Prior to working as a consultant, Claire has worked in very different schools, principally in KS2 and as Maths Leader. She has extensive experience developing children’s fluency and reasoning skills through a problem solving, hands-on approach to learning. Claire is particularly skilled in ensuring that AfL impacts on progress and fully engages children in the evaluation and development of their own learning.
Claire works with the whole school community to develop confidence, aspiration and achievement – and a shared love of maths.
"As a Year 5 and 6 class teacher and Maths Leader within our school it has been great having the opportunity to work alongside Claire for the past few months.
She has proved to be invaluable in the way she has offered guidance to teachers and classroom assistants across both Key Stages, helped us reform our maths planning and teaching, aided us in the development of intervention across school and supported parents. Her knowledge and enthusiasm for Maths as a subject and her ability to inspire and build confidence in others has been, and continues to be, outstanding.
In her role within our school this year so far she has shown huge amounts of versatility; supporting me in my role and working with me to plan and lead staff meetings, working with our Year 5 and 6 pupils in intervention groups, giving valuable input on maths displays across school, analysing test data, team-teaching and modelling lessons, offering guidance in ways to develop number fluency across school, planning and leading parent meetings and much more."
Claire has worked on a consultative basis one day a week since September supporting the maths leader to improve attainment outcomes.
During this time she has worked with the maths lead to analyse the data and pinpoint gaps in pupils understanding to allow us to look at teaching and learning in specific areas of mathematics.
Through team teaching and lesson demonstrations we have been able to work together supportively to improve outcomes throughout school.
Policy and procedures and their impact can be evaluated and confidence raised. Claire has a love for her subject and provides support and challenge for all who work with her.