After qualifying in 2010 at Nottingham Trent University on the Teach First Leadership Development Programme, Catherine started her career in secondary Mathematics education. She spent the first five years of her career working in secondary schools which built a strong foundation in the teaching and learning of Maths. During this time, Catherine completed a Masters in Educational Leadership at Warwick University. She also progressed to be the Deputy Curriculum Leader for ‘Opening Minds’. Catherine then moved into primary education and built a wealth of knowledge in primary Mathematics as the Mathematics Subject Leader at Hall Meadow Primary School where she is currently Joint Acting Assistant Head Teacher on the Senior Leadership Team. In her role as Mathematics Subject Leader, Catherine has been involved in developing Maths policies, data analysis and assessment. She has also been developing an ethos of reasoning and problem solving across the school.
Catherine is passionate about the teaching and learning of Mathematics as she believes a strong foundation in Maths is an essential life skill in which every child should be given the best possible start.