Professional development learning journeys for all teachers of mathematics
What has ACME done in this area?
ACME convened an expert panel to develop a project on
professional development learning for all teachers of
mathematics. Members were appointed following an
invitation for applications in winter 2015.
In the new report,
Professional learning for all teachers of mathematics, the Expert Panel
on professional learning has set out principles for teachers,
senior leaders and those who commission and provide professional
This principles document can be used to reflect on a teacher's
own learning journey, how senior leaders are supporting and
fostering that learning and how schools and colleges are nurturing
their teachers' learning. It should also provide a reflective tool
for professional learning providers to consider what they
There are some online tools to support reflection
on the development of mathematics-specific knowledge and how to
foster mathematics-specific professional learning within schools
The online tools include:
Who was on the Expert Panel?
The Expert Panel was chaired by ACME member Robert Barbour.
- Dean Rowley, Assistant Headteacher, Kesgrave High School
- Mary McAteer, Director, Specialist Primary Mathematics Practice
Programmes, Edgehill University
- Karen Mills, Headteacher, Ravenswood Community School and Outer
- Jennie Pennant, Director, GrowLearning, former ACME member and
Outer Circle member
- John Westwell, Director for Strategy, National Centre for
Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM)
Who supported this project?
Funding for this project was kindly provided by Cambridge Mathematics and
also drew on ACME's funding from the Wellcome Trust and ACME's core funding from the Royal Society.