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Kathryn Greenhalgh has been leading OGAT MATHEMATICS since January 2009 as following Outwood Grange supporting schools as an NLE when it began sponsoring academies. The growth of the Trust was steady at first, growing to 6 in 2011, and Kathryn’s team started to grow with the addition of 2 full-time Directors in 2011. Maths in the Trust has had continuous success, as even with most of the schools joining OGAT in a category and the weighted average APS being way below National, the weighted average results have been consistently above national for many years. We pride ourselves on the fact that the weighted progress has been strongly positive and that one academy achieved a progress measure of 1.5 and another +0.92 last year.
Kathryn has developed how to lead maths departments through her own experience, through gathering together all the best practice across the trust, through some very organised and specific structuring and also through the great development of teaching staff and leaders through really high quality professional development.
She is a firm believer in PEOPLE NOT PRODUCT – but ensures that if all the basics for each department are in place, then the training can be specific to the needs of the teams, and the leaders have the head-space to be more creative without having to fixate on when is the best time to do what paper for a mock and which tier of entry should they do for each student on the 9-1 …
As part of our role in leading the Yorkshire and the Humber Maths Hub, we collect and hold a certain amount of data about individuals involved in our work. The data includes name, role (with respect to hub work), school, email address, NCETM username and (in some cases) telephone number. The agreement between us and the Department of Education requires us to monitor and evaluate our work as a Maths Hub, and this is the legal basis for the data that we hold, on, for example, participation in the Work Groups that we coordinate. Such data is reported on a regular basis to the NCETM.