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Steph is a qualified primary teacher (PGCE) with a specialism in mathematics education (Mathematics Specialist Teacher). Steph currently works at the University of Oxford, training and mentoring teachers of Early Years maths as part of an EEF-funded efficacy trial.

Steph completed her Masters in Education (Mathematics) in 2018, focusing on the issues associated with optional, standardised tests when teaching for mastery in mathematics. Her research findings were published in 2019. 

Steph's PhD research builds on her MA, exploring prescriptive curriculum and asssessment practices within the multi-academy trust (MAT) structure. Using a comparative case study apporoach, Steph will identify opportunities that teachers have to share expertise and exercise agency. The research adopts an explanatory sequential mixed method design and is due for completion in 2024.

Research Interests

Multi-academy trusts (MATs): strategic and operational processes
School curricula
Summative assessment processes
Securing pupil outcomes

External positions

Professional Development Officer, University of Oxford

1 Nov 2021 → …


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