Training: Investing in Practitioner Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy


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Karen is regarded as an inspirational trainer and speaker, delivering sessions across the UK, Europe and the Middle East. 

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Whole School Maths Review and Report

An essential whole-school review and report prepared for your school to put you on the BEST path. An initial discussion, day of learning walks, meeting with children and targeted discussion with you as an SLT focusing upon continuity from the EYFS to Year 6.

Early Years Saturdays ‘Playing With Maths Outdoors!’

Are you looking for great new ideas and ways of using simple, affordable resources that make maths accessible to ALL children? Half-day training suitable for anyone supporting learning in the Early Years: teachers, childminders, pre-school staff and parents. Get in touch!


Bringing Maths to Life! Teaching Problem Solving and Reasoning Across the Curriculum

Maths that everyone will want to learn! Creating engaged, resilient learners using rich and relevant contexts for learning. Training bursting with proven new approaches to help EVERY child love and learn maths.

The Power of Cuisenaire Rods (Concrete) and Bar Modelling (Pictorial) in Teaching Problem Solving

Cuisenaire rods can be seen as the ‘concrete’ stage in ‘bar modelling’ and, when combined effectively, are the key to building true fluency in problem solving and calculation. 

This training will show you the power of connecting real-life problem solving with the ‘Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract’ approach enabling ALL children to understand the underlying mathematical concepts and structures involved.

Fearless Fractions for Key Stage 2!

Fractions remains one of the most challenging areas to teach well. This course will make sure teacher subject knowledge comes first coupled with meaningful ways to develop deep conceptual understanding using the highly effective ‘Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract’ approach to learning.

Maths Mastery: Teaching Times Tables With Meaning and Application

Packed full of inspiring ideas and approaches to make sure your children know why times tables are so important and how to generate and use facts fluently and efficiently (in tests and in life!)

Excellence in the EYFS and Key Stage 1: Teaching Maths Outside!

Learn how to make maths engaging and meaningful for EVERY child using your outdoor environment (be it a ‘concrete jungle’ or ‘wild woodland’!)

Maths Mastery for Teacher Assistants: Improving Subject Knowledge

A highly practical course for TAs and HLTAs to boost both subject knowledge and pedagogy in maths across the whole primary range. Essential training for schools aiming to ensure that ALL pupils make great progress in maths.

Achieving Maths Mastery?: Building Essential ‘Maths Mindset’ with EVERY learner

Mindset in maths matters most. If you believe you’re not a ‘maths person’ you won’t learn. If the person teaching you believes you can’t learn, you won’t learn. If you don’t expect learning to be tough and full of set backs and practise, you won’t learn. 

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  • ‘One of our EYFS Teachers has just attended this training and came back totally inspired and singing your praises. She said that she learnt more on this course than any course she has ever attended!’


    C Magnocavallo Head of Maths, Chesham Preparatory School, Bucks

  • Thank you for showing us HOW to change. So many courses just tell us what isn't working but not how to go about addressing this. Your approaches make so much sense! 

  • Just to say thank you again for 3 really brilliant talks at SGIS. We're a small school near Basel and we’d be interested in anything you’re doing nearby (Zurich way) so please let us know!