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Mark Avis

Mark Avis is a Mathematics Specialist Teacher with over 30 years’ teaching and school leadership experience on top of his Master’s degree in Primary Maths Pedagogy.

He is the Director of Mathematics of the Aspire Multi Academy Trust, Aspirer Teaching School and Aspirer Research School. He has led the introduction of an evidence-informed approach to maths teaching called “small steps to depth” and he has recently led a maths improvement project involving 39 schools across Cheshire. Further to this, Mark has carried out two research projects looking at ways to improve the teaching of times tables.

Mark has previously been a Deputy Headteacher and Headteacher of several primary schools and is currently the Deputy Head of Ash Grove Primary in Macclesfield. He was in post, leading in Mathematics, throughout the school’s journey to Outstanding school in 2013.

Mark Avis's Webinars

Teaching Mathematics in Primary Schools: A Review of the New Government Guidance for the National Curriculum

  • 13th August 13th Aug 13:00pm SOLD OUT
  • 14th August 14th Aug 13:00pm SOLD OUT
  • 17th August 17th Aug 13:00pm SOLD OUT
  • 18th August 18th Aug 10:00am SOLD OUT
  • 20th August 20th Aug 10:00am

In this webinar Mark Avis, a senior Mathematics Specialist Teacher and leading expert in evidence-informed approaches to maths teaching, will provide senior leaders, mathematics leads and teaching staff with practical advice and support on understanding the new guidance and how schools can move forward with mathematics teaching and learning from September 2020.

Multiplication Tables Check: Statutory Requirements & Practical Approaches

  • Available On Demand

This webinar will provide primary school headteachers, school leaders and maths leads with a framework and rationale for the development of children’s learning of multiplication facts and their confident use of times tables in the longer term.

Improving Times Table Fluency

  • Available On Demand

Mark Avis, a Mathematics Specialist Teacher and Director at the Aspirer Research School, has conducted a study into how schools can take a more evidence informed approach to teaching times tables.