Sam Parkes

School Improvement Specialist–Mathematics


Sam teaches on the primary undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, contributes to secondary subject knowledge enhancement courses and designs and delivers masters-level programmes in mathematics.

Previously a mathematics leader and assistant head teacher, Sam has undertaken CPD with a number of schools focusing on topics such as: mathematical reasoning; questioning; developing good quality mathematical activities within an investigative approach; working with parents; curriculum delivery; and AfL.

Her research interests lie in the field of collaborative professional development, leading and managing sustainable change and developing an effective school culture in mathematics.

Other department members

Dr Robert Evans
Lecturer in Mathematics

Dr Rob Evans is Lecturer in Mathematics, having previously studied at both the University of Cambridge and King’s College London.

Francisco Melara Gutierrez
International Short Programme Unit Coordinator

Francisco is a Senior Lecturer who coordinates the International Provision in Education.

Dr Duncan Reavey
Professor of Environmental Education, National Teaching Fellow

Duncan is Principal Lecturer Learning and Teaching, working in both Adventure Education and the Institute of Education and promoting best practice in learning and teaching across the whole university.

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