Name: Derry Richardson
Twitter name: @pdderry
Subject taught (if applicable):
Position: Primary Maths consultant
What is your advice about? Mathematics
1: Don’t panic: ask for support from your Subject Leader. That’s what they’re there for!
2: Don’t just download: ensure you know your sources and what you want the children to learn, not just ‘do’.
3: Don’t teach what you don’t understand: log onto NCETM Personal Learning, ask and observe others, try it for yourself.
4: Don’t assume they think what you’re thinking: what makes perfect sense to us, because of how we learnt or what we already know, may not be the same for the children.
5: Don’t stay in a silo: know what came before and what comes next. Be familiar with your calculation policy and your curriculum for maths.