Name: Nicola Flisher
Home School: Allington Primary School
Position Held: Maths Leader (MAST) NCETM Professional Development Accredited Lead Trainer and Foundation Stage Teacher / Leader
SLE Specialism: Leadership of Curriculum, Maths
What are your current responsibilities?
• Maths Subject Leader
• Foundation Stage teacher / Leader
Why have you chosen to become an SLE?
I am very passionate about the teaching of Mathematics and this motivates me to lead it well and to motivate others. I am a Primary Specialist Maths Teacher (MAST) and also an NCETM Professional Development Accredited Lead. I have led whole school training in my own school and other schools as part of these roles. I have also worked with individual teachers or groups of teachers/TAs in the capacity of a mentor. I have provided a lot of training on how to use Numicon and practical resources effectively across the whole Primary age range. I have recently moved year groups from year 4, back into Foundation Stage and feel I can offer support to teachers in this area too.
What are your areas of expertise? How might you be able to help the schools?
• Maths subject leadership
• Leading Maths CPD / mentoring and coaching
• Teaching and learning / pupil progress
• Preparing for the new curriculum
• Using practical resources to support understanding (including Numicon)
• General Early Years / outdoor learning
I would be happy to help teachers / subject leaders to develop any of these areas in their own schools.