Tes Maths: Our panel of teachers

Heather Charles
13th December 2016
TES maths panel, secondary mathematics teachers

Meet the talented teachers behind the Tes Maths reviews, ratings and resource selections

Did you know that we have a Tes Maths teacher panel? Led by our maths adviser, Craig Barton, the panel find, rate and review maths resources published by the Tes community with the aim of helping secondary maths teachers source quality resources for their lessons.

Take a moment to read more about the panel’s range of experience and expertise here.

The Tes Maths teacher panel: In their own words


anjalehmann Anja Lehmann

Having previously worked in risk management in the City, I finished my PGCE in 2010 and have thoroughly enjoy teaching maths ever since. I am currently second in department at Newstead Wood School and have responsibility for KS4. This is certainly an exciting role given the present changes in the curriculum.

Since September 2016, I've also occasionally worked as an associate tutor at CCCU supporting the ITE course. I am enthused by new education ideas and love sharing them - there is nothing better than getting students excited by maths! I particularly enjoy teaching statistics across KS3, KS4 and post-16.


missblilley - Beth Lilley - @missblilley

Having just completed my NQT year, I am now an RQT working for a fantastic school in Leeds. I absolutely love teaching; while it’s hard work, it is rewarding, and most of all, great fun!

My main role is as a teacher of maths, but this year I am also starting a STEM club and doing additional pastoral training.

I have a healthy obsession with the Ancient Greeks and their mathematics and I’m interested in all applications of maths. When I’m not at school I love to travel, catch up with friends and family, and bake cakes.


aap03102 - Chris Smith - @aap03102

I have been teaching maths at Grange Academy (that's in Kilmarnock, Scotland) since 2006. I'll blether to anyone and everyone about maths, especially if the subject of pi crops up. In fact, my geeky 2015 TEDx talk title was My Life of Pi.

I love to share maths ideas and resources and write a free weekly newsletter, which is emailed out to maths lovers worldwide. My most popular resource on Tes has to be my collection of maths relay races.


ClairePants - Claire Cragg

I am assistant head of maths at Rivington and Blackrod High School in Bolton and have been teaching for six years. I have been a member of the Tes Maths panel for a number of years now and enjoy discovering new exciting resources to share.

I am passionate about making maths relevant to young people as well as engaging and fun. I believe that nobody is bad at maths, we just learn in different ways. I love changing attitudes and opinions.


Casy - Colleen Young - @ColleenYoung

I am a deputy headteacher at Newstead Wood School. My whole-school responsibilities include assessment. I have been involved in education and training throughout my career, specialising in mathematics and IT. I have a keen interest in how students learn and how new technologies can enhance the learning experience.

I enjoy collaborating with students and fellow educators. I am the author of Mathematics, learning and technology, a blog which I update regularly with ideas and resources for the mathematics classroom.


colm1405 - Colm Lynch

I’m currently head of maths in an 11-18 school in Bolton. Aside from the obvious concerns about curriculum changes, my main challenge is to ensure students are engaged and enjoying mathematics.

Reviewing the resources out there provides a fantastic way of doing this, so thank you all for continuing to upload your resources for us to use and share!


Dwatson802 - Damian Watson - @dwatson802​

I am a maths teacher in Northern Ireland teaching at St Ciaran’s College. I have taught in three very different schools and also been on secondment as an adviser for the Education Authority in Northern Ireland.

I have recently worked on a numeracy project to improve the transition between primary and post-primary education. I have a blog in which I try to share some ideas and thoughts when I can.


dsc505 - Dan Rodriguez-Clark - @InteractMaths

I currently teach at Markham College in Lima, Peru, where I also hold the role of teaching and learning coordinator. I am moving into my sixth year of teaching and am always looking for engaging tasks to stimulate a love of maths in my students.

I enjoy setting challenging problems for my students to solve and helping them to develop their thinking skills. I am also a huge fan of using technology in the classroom. It was this that led me to develop my website.


missbsresources - Danielle Bartram - @MissBsResources​

I’m the mathematics lead practitioner and numeracy coordinator at Acklam Grange School, as well as being the face behind Miss B’s Resources. One of my main focuses is to make maths fun, memorable and accessible for all students. This has given me a passion for creating and finding high quality numeracy, maths and teaching and learning ideas and resources.

As well as having a substantial Twitter and blog following, I also run my own website. I am the author of Forty Pence Each Or Two For One Pound published by Crown House and a member of the AQA expert panel. I also enjoy regularly speaking at events across the UK. 


PixiMaths - Danielle Moosajee@PixiMaths

When I started my teacher training six years ago, there were very few teaching resources available that suited my teaching style. I set out to create a bank of resources that I could improve year-on-year to use in my lessons and share with others .

Since then, I have worked my way up to assistant headteacher with a responsibility for maths, and have been nominated for Tes Resource Contributor of the Year along the way. I currently work in Grantham at a school where pupils face challenges in and out of school. I aspire to help them improve their lifelong opportunities.


DaveGale - Dave Gale - @reflectivemaths

My teaching career started in 2001 and I'm currently teaching maths and statistics to 11- to 18-year olds. In the past, I've been a head of year and am currently an advanced skills teacher and lead practitioner.

I particularly enjoy teaching through investigations and the areas I enjoy most are statistics and decision maths. I blog, I record a podcast called Wrong, but Useful and in my limited spare time, I enjoy playing lots of different games.


dominicpenney - Dominic Penney - @dominicpenney

I am currently the deputy director of the NW2 Maths Hub and also second in department at Ashton on Mersey School in Trafford. This role gives me the opportunity to work with a wide network of teachers across over 50 schools in order to raise maths attainment at a local and national level. I am also a course facilitator for the TSST programme and a course director for the Excellence in Maths leadership programme.

Being part of the Tes Maths panel allows me to try out the latest in maths pedagogy and share great resources with maths teachers across the world. I'm a big fan of making maths come to life in the classroom.


eweston - Emma Weston - @emmaemma53

I am head of maths at The Studio in Liverpool and have been teaching for 10 years. Over that time, I have taught KS3 to post-16, as well as primary transition sessions, as part of my previous roles as lead teacher and numeracy co-ordinator. 

Throughout my teaching career I have always been grateful for the wealth of resources shared by maths teachers and am always excited to try out new ideas with my classes.


Gareth1512 - Gareth Fairclough

I have been a maths teacher for six years and a numeracy co-ordinator for three years at Thornleigh Salesian College in Bolton.

I have also been a member of the Tes Maths panel for four years and I enjoy looking for resources that inspire and motivate pupils to engage with and enjoy this beautiful subject.


jessicabramwell - Jessica Bramwell - @mrsjbramwell

I have been teaching for almost 12 years, mainly in schools around South Yorkshire. In January 2016, I moved to a 3-16 school to take a role as director of maths, where I also form part of the senior leadership team. Being at a 3-16 school offers a rare but exciting opportunity to develop a seamless curriculum for compulsory education. 

I have been a member of the Tes Maths panel since August 2013. Tes is often my first stop when planning and I wanted to give something back. I don’t know when other maths teachers find the time to create some amazing resources, but I am grateful they are willing to share them.


mrsmorgan1 - Jo Morgan - @mathsjem

I am a lead practitioner at Glyn School in Epsom. I have been teaching maths since 2009. I write a blog, through which I share teaching ideas and resources for KS3, KS4 and post-16.

I also run a maths homework website and co-host the Twitter account @Team_Maths1.


Laura.reeshughes - Laura Rees-Hughes - @laurareeshughes

I’ve been teaching since 2009 after coming into the profession through the Teach First programme. After teaching for two years in Liverpool, I moved to a school in Cumbria where I’m now head of department.

I’m happiest in front of a class and I really enjoy creating engaging resources to use and share.


Owen134866 - Mike Pye

In 2007, I started my teaching career at a state comprehensive school in the UK. Six years later, I moved to Japan, where I work as a maths teacher at The British School in Tokyo.

I am a strong believer that good teaching materials can make a huge difference to the quality of lessons and continue to share my work freely on Tes. As a result of this, I was named Tes Resource Contributor of the Year in 2014.

More recently, I created my own site on which all of my materials are available as a single download. I also use it to blog to my heart’s content!


owenelton - Owen Elton - @owenelton

Having started teaching maths at Highgate in 2003, I am now in my ninth year at Charterhouse where I’m second in charge of the maths department (with particular responsibility for overseeing delivery of the maths element of the IB diploma programme) and run a boarding hostel.

I also teach theory of knowledge, coach football and cricket, and am heavily involved in writing and directing the music for school theatrical productions.


paulcollins - Paul Collins - @mrprcollins

I am head of mathematics at a secondary school in Surrey (the same school I went to as a kid). I’m about to go into my second year as head of department, but have been teaching for five years now.

I also worked as a cover supervisor for two years prior to completing my GTP.


mrbuckton4maths - Tim Buckton 

I'm an associate head at Twycross House School and a maths teacher at KS3, KS4 and post-16.

I'm passionate about teaching, learning and everything maths. Sharing teaching ideas and resources for free is at the centre of everything I do, together with ensuring students make daily progression.


t0md3an - Tom Dean

I have always loved maths and what could be better than talking about it all day, every day! I always knew I wanted to teach and help pupils reach their full potential.

I have just completed my fourth year as a teacher and my first year as the head of maths at Brakenhale. I am interested in improving standards of maths teaching and embedding new technologies into the classroom. I am always looking out for new resources to help engage and challenge pupils.

Visit the dedicated secondary maths section of our blog for resource picks and more, including a special area to provide support for the changes to the GCSE maths specification.

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