Sara Thompson


Sara is able to share her skills as a classroom practitioner, by helping colleagues to develop their feedback and questioning.  Her role could involve her supporting more inexperienced maths teachers or teachers who would benefit from additional support to develop their teaching of maths.

The priority for Maths teachers is to ensure the best possible outcomes for all learners, to promote a depth of understanding of key concepts, fluency in Mathematics and a confident mind set.  My personal strengths as a classroom practitioner relate to having high expectations and enthusiasm for Mathematics as well excellent subject knowledge, which all contribute to the impact I make.

I have been a Maths teacher at Priory since joining the school as an NQT in September 2009. During my teaching career I have, at times, taken on different additional roles, all of which have given me the opportunity to develop my skills beyond the classroom and gain new experiences working across school.

I actively seek opportunities to share best practise and work collaboratively with colleagues, mentoring both formally and informally, working alongside associate teachers, newly qualified and experienced colleagues. I have always found this a rewarding process, supporting others in their professional development and allowing me to reflect on my own practice.

As a Trust Improvement Consultant, I have welcomed the chance of contributing to the culture of collaboration across the Trust by sharing areas of my own expertise as a teacher of Maths. In the role so far, I have enjoyed visiting another school for dialogue and reflection; working with colleagues to improve teaching and learning, specifically Teaching for Mastery at KS3, assessment, feedback and reflection, supporting literacy in Maths and numeracy across the curriculum.