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Meet The Trainers  //  Tara Loughran

Tara Loughran has extensive experience in schools for leading improvement and change in mathematics.

She has recently worked as the Senior Adviser for Primary Mathematics in the North of England for the National Strategies and prior to this as a Senior LA numeracy consultant. Tara has supported the writing of quality documents including DFE Primary Renewed framework for mathematics, 'Overcoming Barriers to Learning, and CPD training materials for all schools nationally.

She has worked alongside head teachers and LA colleagues to put in place pragmatic plans based on qualitative and quantitative analysis of data. She has taught all ages from 4 to 11 including supporting more able children to Level 6.

She has also worked as a National Whiteboard Director, supporting the teaching of all aspects of the curriculum through the medium of ICT. Tara is responsible for the writing of many of the National Strategies spreadsheets and the development of the Interactive teaching programs.

Tara has successfully delivered many training events and workshops throughout the country. Tara has successfully completed the NPQH programme and is a qualified Ofsted inspector as well as a moderator for EYFS and KS1.

Tara is currently working with a number of Local Authorities on the development of their mathematics provision as well as writing materials for an international education consulate.

For a full list of INSET provided by Tara  

Tara can also offer consultancy and the three key areas are:

  • Mathematics audit with written feedback
  • Supporting the leadership team with monitoring and evaluating teaching and pupils achievement
  • Written analysis of children's work to support progression