Mike Ollerton supports teacher development in maths teaching and leads mathematics curriculum development in primary schools and secondary maths departments, both in the UK and abroad.
As a consultant, he has been involved in several projects for the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM), including Inspiring Mathematics Champions. He has also worked for (the former) Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA) on projects including: Functional skills, Understanding progress in Mathematics (a guide for parents) and Assessing Pupils’ Progress.
Mike taught in schools for 24 years, and worked in teacher training for 10, and has been a freelance consultant in maths education since 2006. As a head of mathematics from 1986-1995 he led a department that taught in all-attainment classes from Y7 to Y11 without using textbooks.
He has run well over 200 workshops and been a keynote speaker at many UK Local Authority events, in schools, universities (for initial teacher training) and regularly runs workshops at the Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM) conferences. Mike has also run workshops in Cyprus, Eritrea, Germany, Gran Canaria, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Poland and The United Arab Emirates.
Since 1997, when he gained his MPhil, Mike has taught MA modules (in Education) and more recently on the University of Warwick Institute of Education MSc programme (in Mathematics Education).