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Tel: 01908 330527

Email: enigmamathshub@denbigh.net

Address

Denbigh School, Milton Keynes, Burchard Crescent, Shenley Church End, MK5 6EX

ABOUT US

The Enigma Maths Hub offers professional development through Network Collaborative Projects and through locally designed projects. In all projects, national and local, teachers and others collaborate in a Work Group.  

Meet Our Team

Jayne Webster

Enigma Maths Hub Lead 

Jayne joined the Hub in January 2019.  She has taught Mathematics for 20 years in a variety of schools across the country and most recently spent 6 years as Vice Principal at Milton Keynes Academy.  

Jayne has always valued being involved in teacher networks and is an accredited PD lead.

In 2015 Jayne took part in the England-China exchange.  This sparked her interest in Teaching for Mastery and Variation Theory.  She shares this experience and passion in her other role as Secondary Teaching for Mastery Lead.

Ruth Edwards 

Enigma Assistant Maths Hub Lead 

Ruth's background includes working mainly in Primary schools as maths coordinator as well as being a Deputy Head teacher where she worked to enable pupils to develop a fascination and love of mathematics that is accessible and relates to pupils' experiences.  She has worked as a Mathematics consultant in a range of schools and has worked with a number of Local Authorities in introducing and embedding National Mathematics initiatives.

Ruth has written supplementary materials for the NCETM relating to the National Curriculum 2014.  These have included the NCETM Reasoning documents as well as some materials linked to the NCETM mastery documents.

As an NCETM CPD standard holder, Ruth has been working alongside Primary schools to further develop mathematics learning and teaching with an increasing focus on Teaching for Mastery.

 

Ben Waine

Enigma Assistant Maths Hub Lead

Ben joined the hub in 2018. He has been Assistant Curriculum Leader (second in department) for mathematics at The Buckingham School for the past 3 years. Ben is currently working to further develop the engagement of year 5, 6, 7 & 8 teachers in Aylesbury Vale with mastery and year 5-8 transition as well as leading a 2019-20 Work Group looking at "Challenging Issues at GCSE". 

Prior to moving to Buckingham, Ben was Key Stage 3 Coordinator at Mark Rutherford School in Bedford for 3 years and a member of the Mid-Bedfordshire and Luton Key Stage 3 Professional Study group (PSG); Ben taught in Secondary Schools in and around Bedford for 4 years prior to becoming a Key Stage 3 Coordinator. This led to an interest in the year 5 to 8 transition and also to an interest in mastery teaching. Ben is currently training as a Secondary Mastery Specialist and completed his NCETM-accredited CPD lead training in 2018-2019. 

Jane Sanby

Enigma Assistant Maths Hub Lead

Jane joined the hub in 2019. She has taught Mathematics at Caroline Chisholm School, an all through school for the last 3 years and has recently taken on the role of Head of Key Stage 3. Jane is working very closely with the year 5 and 6 teachers to ensure Mastery in Mathematics is consistent across key stages.

 Jane has worked as an LSA in secondary schools prior to teaching Mathematics and this led to an interest in Teaching for Mastery using models to encourage students to explore concepts rather than rote learning. Jane has been working with the NCETM to develop her Teaching for Mastery and is enthusiastic about sharing this with anyone who will listen.

Jane has observed “Shanghai” lessons and has seen first hand the impact that Teaching for Mastery has on student engagement and progress.

Ian Bacon 

Enigma Maths Hub Strategic Lead

Ian is Senior Deputy Headteacher at Denbigh School in Milton Keynes.  A Mathematics teacher by trade, Ian has held various leadership positions across three schools.  

Despite the exciting challenges and opportunities provided through his role, Isn maintains that the best part of his job is spent in the classroom with students, helping them to achieve not only their best in any formal public examinations but also to develop their problem solving and thinking skills and above all a love of Mathematics!

Ian was fortunate enough to take part in the NCSL/DfE Phase 1 trip to Shanghai and see for himself how their approach to teaching Mathematics lays the foundation for a wide ranging fluency and confidence in Mathematics that enabled their students to flourish.