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    Prior to joining Edge Hill as a Lecturer in Primary Education, Alex taught across the primary age range as a class teacher in EYFS, KS1 and KS2. She was subject lead for mathematics and science. Her Senior Leadership responsibilities included leading EYFS and overseeing the opening of a pre-school setting on the school site.

    Alex delivered mathematics training to NQTs in St Helens and has worked in a supportive coaching role with mathematics subject leaders and seinor leaders across the North West in her role with Maths Hub NW3. She was part of the writing and delivery of an early years focused mathematics CPD programme for teachers and teaching assistants. She delivered mathematics training for Primary School Direct students with St Helens Teaching School Alliance. 

    Alex is an experienced school governor. 



    Alex teaches across all programmes spanning Level 4 - Level 7 at Edge Hill including the BA (Hons) Primary Education and Primary PGCE programmes. Alex's teaching incorporates primary mathematics, SSP and classroom practice. She teaches modules focused on EYFS wthin the Primary Dept. 

    Alex is also module leader for various modules on the BA (Hons) Primary Education programme.

    External engagement

    Alex works with North West Three Maths hub. She is an NCETM accredited Professional Development Lead for early years mathematics. 

    Research interests

    Alex is passionate about breaking down barriers to learning with a specific focus on developing secure mathematical foundations. 

    Alex's research focuses on development of early number and number sense. 

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 4 - Quality Education

    Education/Academic qualification

    MA Specialist Primary Mathematics Practice, MA, Specialist Primary Mathematics Practice, Edge Hill University


    Award Date: 30 Jul 2015

    Primary Education QTS, with English, BA, St Martin's College, Lancaster


    Award Date: 1 Jul 2003

    CCRS, Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies, Archdiocese of Liverpool


    Other positions

    Professional Development Lead, National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics

    School Governor


    • L Education (General)
    • primary
    • Mathematics


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