Andrea Blundred

SLE for mathematics

Parkgate Primary School

I am an experienced teacher, currently holding the role of Assistant Headteacher at Parkgate Primary with teaching commitments that enhance provision for the more able across the school.

As a maths consultant for Coventry LA, I have been lucky enough to work closely with new and experienced subject leaders to undertake key tasks involving analysis, monitoring, learning and teaching of maths across school, developing their own leadership capacity.  I have had the opportunity to guide and support the implementation of numerous National and local initiatives in a wide range of schools.  These initiatives include 2006 Maths strategy, intervention programmes, the use of Numicon, moderation and assessment systems.

Within my current role and my consultant role I have used my experience to develop the practice of established and inexperienced teachers using coaching and mentoring, delivering bespoke CPD to individuals, groups and whole staff.

As part of the maths team I was heavily involved in the writing and delivery of Maths CPD and resources for Coventry schools, including Subject Leader sessions and courses for teachers in every year group from Foundation Stage to year 6.  I am jointly developing materials and CPD that will support schools with the implementation of the 2014 curriculum for maths.

As an active and consistent member of Coventry LA KS1 moderation team, I work with teachers and other experienced and inexperienced moderators, ensuring secure and accurate teacher assessments at the end of KS1.