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Mrs Claire Bignellcb_sle

SLE specialism: Mathematics
School: Avenue Primary School

Teaching experience

  • I am now in my 10th year.
  • Have taught from Year 2 – 6, with most of my experience being in Year 6
  • Assistant Head Teacher

Current role

My current role in school is Assistant Head, Phase Leader for Year 3 – 6, Assessment Manager, Acting SENCO and Associate Maths Advisor for the Local Authority. Within my role at school I still teach most days in classes from Year 2 – 6 and share the bottom set for Year 6 Maths.

Summary of previous experience

I have previously led mathematics at Avenue (for 4 years), which included embedding the New Primary Framework and supporting staff in changing their planning. When in this role I then became a lead teacher for the Local Authority where I began my supporting of other schools.

Through an interview process I was then successful in gaining the position of Associate Advisor in Mathematics for Sutton. Within my role I have supported many schools with Mathematics. This has included schools within my own local authority, Medway, Richmond, West Berkshire, Portsmouth and Guildford. Some of the work I have done include leading whole school INSETs, supporting individuals with planning and assessment, modelling lessons, team teaching and running booster groups

I have also been part of leading many training sessions – in mathematics and assessment – for the Local Authority for NQTs, School Direct students, Year 6 teachers, curriculum leaders and TAs.

Areas of expertise

  • Year 6 Revision planning
  • Mathematics planning – whole school
  • Modelling of lessons
  • Delivery of whole school INSET
  • Data analysis of whole school data; RAISE Online
  • Data analysis of individual year groups, looking at vulnerable groups and running tracking meetings to support all members of staff.