Our Specialist Leaders of Education
Maths - Nikki Jones
Nikki is the Director of Shireland Teaching School Alliance, as well as the Research School (Shireland was one of the first five IEE/EFF funded national Research Schools). She has been a senior leader and a mathematics SLE since 2013. She has also held the NCETM Professional Development Lead accreditation for the last three years and is an active member of the Central MathsHub.
Having been a mathematics advisor for Worcestershire Local Authority for seven years, Nikki is experienced in utilising coaching and facilitation skills, including
- supporting school self-evaluation, improvement planning and CPD for teachers and teaching assistants, focusing on standards and learning and teaching;
- advising Headteachers and subject leaders on the leadership and management of learning in their school;
- providing classroom-based consultancy for teachers, including joint planning and teaching across all aspects of pedagogy;
- developing strategies to help schools to continue to promote high standards of teaching and learning in their schools
Her motivation is based on the same desire she had as a classroom teacher: to inspire children and young people to maximise their potential and provide the knowledge and skills to continue that development after they have left her class. As a SLE, it is to then build on this desire to enthuse teachers to do the same so that they also continued to develop after her support has finished.