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Mrs Rachel Townsendrt_sle

SLE specialism: Mathematics
School: Avenue Primary School

Teaching experience

  • I am currently in my eighth year of teaching.
  • I have taught from Year 1 to 6
  • I am the Leader of Mathematics

Current role

My current role in school is Leader of Mathematics and mentor for our NQT+1s. Within my role at school I support a range of teachers with their teaching, planning and assessment. I teach one of the lower ability Year 5 mathematics sets as well as in other Year groups.

Summary of previous experience

This is my fourth year as Leader of Mathematics at Avenue Primary School. I am currently supporting staff in changing their planning to meet the objectives of the new curriculum. In addition to gaining a Masters in Leadership in Education I also became a lead teacher for the Local Authority.

I have supported schools in West Berkshire and Twickenham. This work has included leading whole school INSETs, supporting individuals with planning, modelling lessons, team teaching and supporting Mathematics coordinators.

I have led many training sessions in mathematics for the Sutton Primary Teaching School Alliance for Headteachers and senior management team, subject leaders and experienced teachers, newly qualified teachers, School Direct students and teaching assistants.

Areas of expertise

  • Supporting Newly Qualified Teachers
  • Supporting Subject Leaders
  • Modelling of lessons
  • Delivery of whole school INSET
  • Mathematics planning – whole school