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Mark Avis

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: Effective Subject Leadership


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.

Understand How to Teach for Mastery of Mathematics | Primary

  • Available On Demand

Webinar Duration: 48 minutes (approx.) This webinar will provide headteachers, mathematics leads, teachers and teaching assistants with practical guidance and support towards teaching the mastery of mathematics, enabling pupils to develop a deeper understanding of the subject and move confidently onto the next stage.

Primary Mathematics: A Deep Dive into Curriculum Impact

  • Available On Demand

Webinar Duration: 48 minutes (approx.) This webinar will provide headteachers, curriculum leaders, subject leaders and teachers and practitioners with knowledge and skills to undertake a robust evaluation of the impact of their mathematics curriculum, including strategies for formative and summative assessment, aligned with Ofsted expectations.