NRICH director Ems Lord outlines a new opportunity for NACE members to develop their approach to supporting more able mathematicians, with access to free CPD, resources and networking. Read on to find out how your school could participate…
NACE partner NRICH is seeking NACE member schools to collaborate in exploring approaches to develop confident and competent maths problem solvers.  

This opportunity is open to both primary and secondary school maths practitioners:
  • Become an NRICH maths ambassador with three days of free bespoke professional development from the NRICH team;
  • Explore ways to use and share resources from the NRICH website within your own school and with other schools who are at differing stages along the journey of developing confident and competent problem solvers.
Ambassadors need to be able to commit to:
  • Participate in three days of training which will take place in London (see below);
  • Share the learning in your school and with the wider teaching community in your area;
  • Share outcomes and ideas with NRICH and the NACE member community.
The first training session will take place on 2 May, 10am - 3pm, at London Mathematical Society, De Morgan House, WC1B 4HS.

The remaining two training sessions will be held in the 2018-19 academic year; dates will be agreed with participants at the first session.

Register your interest:

To apply to be one of 15 schools involved in this project, send an email to with the subject line “NRICH ambassadors project”. Include an outline of your school’s current approach to supporting more able learners in mathematics, and why you feel you would make a good NRICH maths ambassador (max. 400 words). The deadline for applications is 21 March 2018. Successful schools will be notified by the end of March. Schools will be liable for their own travel and other expenses.

Read more about NRICH’s approach to supporting more able mathematicians and teachers: Ems Lord has been Director of NRICH since 2015, following a previous role leading one of the country's largest Mathematics Specialist Teacher Programmes. Ems has taught mathematics across the key stages, from early years to A-level Further Mathematics, and has worked in a variety of settings, including a hospital school. She’s supported schools as a leading mathematics teacher, local authority consultant and Chartered Mathematics Teacher, and has taught mathematics education on both BEd and PGCE teacher programmes. She is currently working on her PhD thesis, which explores approaches to improve support for those learning calculation skills, and is President-Elect of the Mathematical Association for 2019-2020.
Monday, February 26, 2018