Recommendations

Recommendations for Authentic Maths can be made by email. Alternatively you can leave a recommendation via Rebecca’s contact page on this website. Thanks for your time in doing so.

“Thank you very much.  An enjoyable course.  So much to use in the classroom. I am enthused.”

David Bird, A very experienced teacher and primary maths enthusiast who’s seen it all over the years.

“Very enthusiastic approach & incredibly knowledgeable tutor leading to making maths visual, accessible & fun.  Thank you.”

Toinette Thomas, Teacher in Charge, Lowther Endowed School.

“Following your training I used the Dienes equipment with my Year 3 class to introduce formal multiplication and division (multiplying and dividing a 2-digit number by a single-digit numbers). I found this very successful as the children could visualise their working out. Even lower achieving children were able to access the lesson and showed increasing confidence when doing so.”

Katie Long. St. Patrick’s School, Workington. Y3 training.

“The most productive and valuable learning I have done since entering the profession”

Cathy Jones.  St. Begh’s Junior School, Whitehaven.  Teacher for 16 years.  Y6 training.

“The course reinforced the fact that it’s still ok to work practically with KS1 children. I have seen a positive impact on the children and myself – we have all relaxed and enjoyed maths again since the training.”

Ruth Hopkins. Blennerhasset School.  KS1 training.

“The training’s been wonderful.  I can’t believe how much I’ve learned and I know it’s going to work.  But I feel sad inside because I’m thinking about the children who’ve left my class feeling like they were bad at maths and I can see now how that could have been different.”

Anonymous highly regarded and experienced teacher in an outstanding school.

“Working with Rebecca was an excellent experience for my year one and two teachers. The training helped identify the importance of mathematical building blocks that are key to success later on and the teachers were able to take ownership of the session by asking questions about their own practice. This was excellent value training that was specific to my school context and each year group within.”

Julie Willows.  Headteacher – Newlaithes Infant School.

“Rebecca Hanson is a highly skilled Maths Specialist. Her expertise has been invaluable in helping us find innovative and practical ways of teaching the new Key Stage 1 Maths Curriculum. Staff confidence has grown tremendously and we are excited by the Maths Mastery work we are now developing across the school. Rebecca’s ability to adapt to the individual needs of the school and our own priorities has been crucial in meeting our CPD needs. I’m looking forward to inviting Rebecca back to work alongside the Maths Coordinator to evaluate the impact of our new approaches in the Autumn term.”

Sharon Sanderson. Headteacher – Brunswick Infant School

“I was really impressed with the bespoke training Rebecca delivered which was tailored to the needs of the individual teachers. From the initial diagnostic assessment of teachers skills, the training started from the capacity and perspective of the teachers and strategies were shared to improve confidence and skills.  Feedback from the whole teaching community was hugely positive and I would thoroughly recommend to colleagues.”

Robert Lakin 
Director of Primary Education
William Howard Trust