Mathematics Advisory Team

We have been working with a selection of primary schools who have been providing feedback on Rising Stars Mathematics. 

The Rising Stars Mathematics Training Schools are a network of hub schools which provide adviceto schools who want to find out more about the programme and support to new adopters. Please email us if you would like to be put in touch with one of the training schools.

Rising Stars Mathematics Training Schools

Walton-le-Dale Primary School, Preston

Penn Wood Primary Schools, Slough

Tennyson Road Primary School, Luton

Hawes Down Junior School, Bromley

Mathematics Advisers

Caroline Clissold, Mathematics Consultant and Trainer

Caroline is an experienced primary school teacher, mathematics adviser and trainer. She currently works as a freelance consultant, and her jobs include: NCETM Associate Director (Maths Hubs), delivering INSET and supporting teaching and learning in various schools in London and the south-east of England, and part-time lecturing. Caroline is the author of numerous primary mathematics resources.


Tim Handley, Maths lead teacher

Tim is the Maths and ICT lead at Woodlands Primary Academy and is a Maths Specialist Teacher. He is also an accredited NCETM Professional Development Lead (Primary) - one of only a handful of classroom teachers with this status. He has a deep-seated passion for ensuring all children develop a true conceptual understanding of mathematics.

Abigail Hann, Deputy Headteacher, Holy Trinity C of E Primary School, Wimbledon

Abigail has been the maths leader and senior leader at Holy Trinity C of E School for 8 years. She is currently undertaking a Masters degree in Mathematics Education. She is also a CPD leader and specialises in training on teaching and learning in mathematics.

Steph King, Primary Mathematics Consultant

Steph is a primary mathematics adviser with over 20 years’ experience in primary education, including senior leadership, subject leadership and ten years as a mathematics adviser for a local authority, before working independently. Steph writes and presents CPD for schools, supporting the leadership of mathematics and improving learning and teaching in the classroom. She also works closely with NACE (National Association of Able Children in Education).


Emma Low, Freelance mathematics teacher, writer and consultant

Emma Low is an experienced primary school teacher and local authority consultant for numeracy. She is now a freelance mathematics teacher, writer and consultant. She inspires teachers and children through engaging activities and contexts, and creative use of resources. Emma specialises in supporting teachers with practical classroom ideas, including the uses of ICT in mathematics, developing intervention strategies, and encouraging collaboration and reasoning.

Cherri Moseley, Primary Mathematics Consultant

Cherri is an active member of the Mathematical Association. She is also a member of the Joint ATM/MA Primary Group. Cherri was also a member of the Outer Circle of the Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education from August 2007 until August 2013. She currently works as a freelance mathematics consultant and author. Cherri is also an accredited NCETM Professional Development Lead (Primary) and a Mathematics Specialist teacher. She has written many mathematics resources for primary schools.

Vivien Townsend, Educational Consultant

Viv Townsend is a provider of mathematics professional development. She is an NCETM Professional Development Accredited Lead and is a member of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics' General Council. Viv is currently studying for a PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University researching how teachers are working with the raised expectations of the new National Curriculum, particularly in relation to fractions.

Sarah-Anne Fernandes 

Sarah-Anne is a leading Primary Mathematics Teaching Consultant who has a proven track record of significantly raising standards in both successful schools and those in challenging circumstances. She has been working in the profession for over a decade and was been instrumental in raising mathematics standards in the London Borough of Sutton delivering training and coordinating the Leading Mathematics Teacher Programme. She is also the author of various resources for maths and assessment.

Claire Lotriet

Claire is a Year 6 teacher and Upper Key Stage 2 phase leader at a south London primary school, where she also coordinates maths, ICT and enterprise. Passionate about technology and social media, she is a Google Certified Teacher and Raspberry Pi Certified Educator, as well as writing books and articles.

Belle Cottingham 

Belle is a member of Project IMPULS team and an active member of ATM, the National Association of the Mathematical Advisors, the Maths Association and the Ofqual Validity Research Team (regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England).  Committed and passionate about teaching mathematics, striving to make it available, fun and relevant to all.  A Masters Graduate with over 10 years practical experience in teaching mathematics to learners of all ages and abilities (from 5 – 65 years old), and an author of mathematical textbooks, teaching guides, workbooks and revision material for learners at primary, secondary and through to A level.

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