MATHEMATICS/ NUMERACY and FINANCIAL LITERACY –
Gaynor has considerable experience of working with primary schools in a variety of contexts to improve the quality of teaching and learning of mathematics. This includes providing subject specific training, support, advice and professional development both centrally and school based. She is passionate about engaging pupils through active, relevant and enjoyable approaches to mathematics which allows them to gain confidence in understanding key mathematical concepts and a deep love of mathematics. She considers developing teachers confidence in use of assessment in classrooms is crucial to raise achievement and ensure every lesson engages all individual pupils at an appropriate level.
Through her work with the Welsh Government, Gaynor has trained and supported schools across Wales in various roles. As the primary adviser for the Welsh Financial Education Unit WFEU) she co-wrote Welsh Government guidance on delivering financial education in schools and provided training and resources for schools across Wales linked to this. Working as a National Support Programme Partner, Gaynor worked with schools nationally supporting teachers, headteachers, teaching assistants and governors in effectively implementing the National Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF).
Her experience as an Estyn inspector enabled her to develop the skills to evaluate the quality of provision and to provide advice on effective school improvement. She has a Masters degree in Education and holds a NPQH. She is also a Numicon consultant and a Let’s Think and PCame tutor.and is keen to promote a collaborative problem-solving approach to mathematics.