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Mrs Eva Brown

SLE specialism: Mathematics
School: Cirrus Primary Academy Trust

Professional experience

  • Teaching experience in all primary age phases
  • Mathematics subject leader EYFS, KS1 and KS2 for 10 years
  • Sutton LA Primary Mathematics Associate Adviser for 5 years
  • Extensive experience in supporting schools in improving the quality of teaching and learning and most recently developing whole school Teaching for Mastery
  • Mathematics SLE since 2013
  • Accredited Professional Development Lead (NCETM) since 2016
  • Accredited Mastery Specialist Teacher since 2016
  • Work Group Lead for London South West Maths Hub

Current role

My current role is Director of Mathematics at Cirrus Primary Academy Trust, leading on the Mathematics Provision across the 6 trust schools supporting mathematics Subject Leaders in carrying out their role successfully

Summary of previous experience

I have always had a natural drive to ensure that all pupils in my class achieve their full potential and with this continuously ambitious approach, I have always managed to secure good to outstanding progress with the children I teach and as a result have greatly contributed towards the school’s success by improving results in English and Mathematics.

As a mathematics subject leader, then an Assistant Headteacher and subsequently a Deputy Headteacher in charge of curriculum, assessment and the Teaching School, I made significant adaptations to whole school approach to teaching and learning and the mathematics provision through strategic planning to bring about a lasting change. This saw significant improvements in pupil progress and achievement across the school, which also helped moving St Elphege’s Junior School’s Ofsted rating from ‘Satisfactory’ to ‘Good’ in 2011 and subsequently to ‘Outstanding’ in 2015 and maintained an ‘Outstanding’ Grading in the Infants in May 2013.

Over the years, as a Primary Mathematics Associate Advisor for Sutton, a mathematics SLE and most recently a PD lead and Mastery Specialist Teacher, I supported many schools in a range of different settings in the subject of mathematics. Activities carried out included delivering of Local Authority central training sessions and whole school PDMs keeping up to date with new Local and Government Initiatives and Ofsted changes.

In supported schools, I conduct monitoring and evaluation of teaching and learning and I provide support through delivering whole school INSET, PDMs for teachers and TAs, and individual support by model-teaching, team-teaching, co-planning and the setting up and running of intervention or booster groups.

Areas of expertise

  • Year 2 and 6 planning and support for assessment
  • Mathematics planning and support with resourcing – whole school
  • Data analysis
  • Whole school monitoring and evaluation of teaching and learning of mathematics and planning and delivering PDMs and INSETs
  • Modelling of lessons and team-teaching
  • Strategic planning and bringing about whole school change.