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Mark Avis
Leadership & Governance Maths Subject-Specific Teaching & Learning

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

Primary Mathematics & Computing: Teaching Disciplinary Literacy to Enhance Understanding and Attainment

  • Available On Demand

This webinar will provide headteachers, curriculum leaders, subject leaders, teachers and practitioners with advice and practical guidance on teaching disciplinary literacy to help pupils read, write and communicate effectively and appropriately within the subjects of maths and computing.

Primary Mathematics: Lesson-to-Lesson Sequencing and Adaptive Short-term Planning in Line with Teachers’ Standards

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Webinar Duration: 58 minutes (approx.) This webinar will provide headteachers, school leaders and teachers with practical guidance on lesson-to-lesson sequencing and short-term planning for primary mathematics which is adaptive to the learning needs of groups and individuals identified in previous lessons, enhancing academic outcomes.

Primary Mathematics: Effective Subject Leadership

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Webinar Duration: 1 hour 3 minutes (approx.) This webinar will equip subject leaders for mathematics at primary level with knowledge and skills to inspire and empower their team, to ensure confident and consistent delivery of the primary mathematics curriculum throughout the school, with a firm focus on improving pupil outcomes.