Stewart McSmythurs

Current School:

Holymead Primary School

Current position:

Maths Leader
Year 2 class teacher

Areas of expertise:

Primary Maths
Teaching and Learning
Assessment and Moderation

Brief biography:

Stewart is Maths Leader at Holymead Primary School and Year 2 teacher, previously teaching across all year groups in key stage two. He has been a Maths SLE since 2014 and is also an NCETM accredited Professional Development Lead. Stewart has designed and led CPD sessions for NQTs, experienced teachers, subject leaders and teaching assistants that focus on effective strategies to deliver the higher expectations of the 2014 National Curriculum with a focus on fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Stewart is particularly interested in supporting teachers improve their subject knowledge and questioning skills, so that they allow all children to develop self-belief that they can succeed in maths. He has coached a number of subject leaders and teachers to improve the maths teaching, as well as supporting schools that were judged Requires Improvement.