Meet the White Rose Maths team – we love being kept super busy!

We are a group of teachers and maths specialists dedicated to developing maths education and improving maths teaching in both Primary and Secondary settings. Our aim is to inspire everyone to love maths as much as we do! Here are some of the team who support the work of White Rose Maths.

Tony Staneff

Head of External Initiatives (Trinity MAT)
My happiest maths moment so far… Those occasions when you teach a topic and in the middle of teaching you see a link to something that you have never seen a link to before. That’s why I love maths!

Caroline Hamilton

Managing Director
My happiest maths moment so far… Seeing our schemes of learning and CPD courses come to life in the classroom.

Ian Davies

Head of Learning (Curriculum)
My happiest maths moment so far… Finally managing to convince my Y9 class that nought point nine recurring is equal to 1!

Mary-Kate Connolly

Head of Learning (Resources)
My happiest maths moment so far… Realising that you can order fractions using the numerator as well as using the denominator. This blew my mind.

Jess Easton

Head of Training and Development
My happiest maths moment so far… Every time I struggle with a problem and eventually come up with a solution that works.

Kat Ellis

Head of EYFS

Sarah Howlett

Head of Tutoring
My happiest maths moment so far… When I can develop an image with a child that helps them unlock their thinking around a mathematical concept. I find the CPA approach so powerful - it prompts so many of those 'lightbulb moments' that as teachers we love!

Mailoan Nguyen

Head of Operations and Communications

Jane Brown

Lead Maths Specialist
My happiest maths moment so far… Those ‘wow’ moments in the classroom when the children discover the joy of maths for themselves and come rushing to show you what they have done and they leave the classroom still talking about it.

Simon Bond

Lead Maths Specialist
My happiest maths moment so far… Proving that the product of two negative numbers is positive.

James Clegg

Lead Maths Specialist
My happiest maths moment so far… Having spent my own education being taught quick tricks and following step by step instructions, I love the way maths is now being taught: exploring the how and why. Plus, the first time I saw Bar Modelling blew my mind – how had I gone nearly 30 years having never seen them?

Michael Grange

Lead Maths Specialist
My happiest maths moment so far… When a pupil in my class read a ratio problem carefully for a minute, turned to the pupil sitting next to her and exclaimed, “We need to draw a bar model!”.

Christina Turner

Lead Maths Specialist
My happiest maths moment so far… I love thinking about where Maths has come from. Did we create it? Did we discover it? It makes me feel happy to think that Maths has been a constant presence through all of time. Think of all of those great mathematicians - what we have already discovered and what's left to still discover! It's exciting!

Charlotte Cooper

EYFS Specialist

Alyson Gough

EYFS Specialist

Georgina Briggs

EYFS Specialist

Liam Petitt

Primary Specialist
My happiest maths moment so far… When I hear children using the language I’ve modelled to question, or even better, to help each other. Children helping each other understand really makes me happy.

Natalie Smith

Primary Specialist

Beth Smith

Primary Specialist
My happiest maths moment so far… Successfully teaching a class how to solve and understand short division!

Louise Collinson

Primary Specialist
My happiest maths moment so far… I have so many! The main one is when I realised how effectively the bar model can be used to support understanding with so many different mathematical concepts.

Paul Flack

Primary Specialist
Julie Matthews

Julie Matthews

Primary Specialist

Sam Shutkever

Primary Specialist
My happiest maths moment so far… When I realised that the fraction bar is just the division symbol! This suddenly made fractions make much more sense.

Rachael Poole

Primary Specialist

Sarah Shanks

Primary Specialist

Kathryn Martin

Primary Specialist

Henry McVittie

Primary Specialist

James Cheater

Primary Specialist

Harry Metcalfe

Primary Specialist

Kate Henshall

Primary Maths Advisor
My happiest maths moment so far… The power of concrete has blown me away, and being able to understand why two odd numbers make an even number and why three consecutive numbers added together will always be a multiple of three have been magical moments. Without using the powerful concrete manipulatives, I’d never have seen exactly why. Using concrete manipulatives to understand algebra was amazing!

Emily Fox-Hunter

Secondary Specialist

Matthew Ainscough

Secondary Specialist

Rob Clasper

Secondary Specialist

James Chadwick

Marketing Lead

Justin Hamilton

Operations Lead

Richard Peebles

Warehouse Lead

Kirstie Broome

Finance Lead

Penny-Barnard Shaw

Tutoring Lead

Kenny Thompson

Developer
Jane Redhead

Jane Milner

Senior Support Specialist
My happiest maths moment so far… Having colleagues who helped my daughter to understand her maths homework.

Lucy Walsh

Senior Support Specialist
My happiest maths moment so far… Watching my daughter use the White Rose Maths schemes, her confidence and love for maths has grown tremendously over the last 4 years.

Sam Calvert

Support Specialist

Basharat Hussain

Support Specialist

Alex Reid

Support Specialist

Daniella Clayton

Support Specialist

Maisie Thornton

Support Specialist

Ellie Hamilton

Support Specialist

Charlotte Magson

Finance Apprentice

Jack Morton

Customer Support Trainee

Lisa Fish

Customer Support Trainee

Lara Golubovic

Customer Support Trainee

Jodie Tyson

Finance Assistant

Jo Griffiths

Senior Warehouse Specialist

Kennedy Griffiths

Warehouse Specialist

Jackie McCrae

Warehouse Specialist
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