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Local Leaders of Maths Education

If you are a Mastery Specialist, Specialist Leader in Education, Professional Development Lead, Work Group Lead, Heads of Department or Mathematics Lead, we would love to see you at one of our LLME events.  We are looking to develop a Local Leaders in Mathematics Network to develop learning and teaching in Mathematics in the BBO Maths Hub area.  The meetings will include opportunities to further develop leadership skills, sharing and discussing best practice in teaching Mathematics, and the chance to network with other leaders within the area.  Participation is free and you would be very welcome to attend as many meetings as you can!


Bucks :       (Please e-mail if you wish to attend)

  • Holmer Green Junior School , HP15 6TD 16th December 2019, 4.30 to 6.30 pm
  • Holmer Green Junior School , HP15 6TD 12th February 2020, 4.30 to 6.30 pm

Berks :       (Please e-mail  if you wish to attend)  

  • Falkland Primary School, Newbury, RG14 6NU,  9th January 2020, 4.30 to 6.30 pm 
  • Bracknell,  13th February 2020, 4.30 to 6.30 pm 

Oxon :       (Please e-mail if you wish to attend)

  • Longford Park  Primary School, Banbury, 5th December 2019 , 4.00 to 6.00 pm
  • Witney Community Primary School, 12th December 2019 , 4.00 to 6.00 pm

SECONDARY LLME (Please e-mail if you wish to attend).

Bucks : Wycombe High School, Marlow Road, High Wycombe, HP11 1TB 

  • 4 to 6 pm, 12th December 2019
  • 4 to 6pm 10th February 2020

Berks : The Willink School, School Lane, Reading, RG7 3XJ (Use RG7 3JZ for SAT Nav)

  • 3.30pm to 5.30 pm 25th November 2019
  • 3.30pm to 5.30pm  3rd February 2020

Oxon : Didcot Girls School, Manor Crescent, Didcot, OX11 7AJ

  • 9.30am to 11.30am 28th November 2019
  • 9.30am to 11.30am 6th February 2020

LEVEL 3 LLME (Please e-mail if you wish to attend.)

Bucks: Wycombe High School, Marlow Road, High Wycombe, HP11 1TB

  • 4 to 6 pm  30th March  2020

Berks: Edgbarrow School

  • 4 to 6pm Monday 15 June 2020

Oxon: Wheatley Park School, Holton, OX33 1QH

  • 4 to 6 pm  12th December 2019

Emma Parr

Emma Parr works as a Year 2 teacher at Cholsey Primary School in South Oxfordshire, where she is maths and Key Stage 1 lead.  Although she has a single year group this year, for the past 10 years she has been teaching in mixed age group classes. Emma has been a mastery specialist with BBO since 2017 and thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to work with a range of schools and teachers.

Emma Irvine

​Emma Irvine is Head of Mathematics at Sandhurst School in Sandhurst. Emma is a keen mathematician and loves nothing more than talking about maths with her students. She has currently implemented mastery in year 7 and 8 at her school. She is an active member of BBO maths hub and has trained as a PD lead and Mastery Work Group lead. Emma will be working with two mastery advocate schools this year to develop their understanding of mastery and to develop a mastery approach at their school.

Amy Saunders

Amy was trained at Oxford Brooks and has been teaching Maths for 5 years. Amy began teaching with the Mastery approach 3 years ago, although the approach was very much adopted during her training at Brooks.  She has found teaching for mastery to have a more positive impact on herself as a teacher as well as pupils and enjoys teaching middle to low ability pupils the most.

She works closely with a feeder primary schools to bridge the gap between primary and secondary maths learning.  In addition, Amy is responsible for creating lesson plans and resources for KS3 for the whole department alongside another Mastery Coordinator.

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