Alison has been involved in Primary education in various roles for around 20 years. As a class teacher and senior teacher, she led maths, assessment and music in a number of schools. For many years, she was a Primary Strategy Mathematics Consultant in Surrey and also spent two years lecturing at The University of Brighton on their ITT courses in maths. The combination of these roles allowed her to explore how children learn and how teachers teach from many perspectives.
Recently she has worked with schools to develop classroom approaches involving aspects of Teaching for Mastery in mathematics as well as supporting teachers in moderating assessments. Current projects include the creation of materials to support transition from Year 6 to Year 7 which links with other work she is involved in within the NCETM Maths Hub Year 5 –8 Continuity Work Group.