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Jenny Laurie

Jenny Laurie

Maths Hub Lead

Jenny is the Maths Hub Lead for London Central and North West, she is also a leader on the national CPD programme for Secondary Mastery Specialists. She is the deputy head and a maths teacher at The St Marylebone CE School in central London. The school was one of the very earliest to adopt a Teaching for Mastery approach in maths.
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Peter Jordan

Senior Leadership Link

Peter has been the Strategic Lead for the Maths Hub London Central NW since 2014. He was Head of the National Teaching School, St Marylebone TSA 2011-21. He has been teaching in London secondary schools for over 30 years, the majority time spent in leadership roles. Peter has an NPQH from the Institute of Education UCL. He is a Fine Art graduate, with an MA from Chelsea College of Art.

Louise Kwa

Maths Hub Lead (Primary)

Louise is the hub’s Primary Maths Lead and a class teacher/maths lead at West Hampstead Primary School.  She has been teaching in London schools for 10 years and discovered the mastery approach by accident during her NQT year – immediately embracing it due to its simplicity and inclusivity!  Louise trained as a primary mastery specialist with NCETM, gained her Professional Development Accreditation and went on the England-China exchange in 2019.

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Megan Bailey

Maths Hub Lead (Secondary)

Megan has been leading Mastery development at St Marylebone School over the last 4 years. She now works with a number of schools, supporting their Mastery development. Megan has also undergone Secondary Mastery Specialist training with NCETM and is an accredited Professional Development Lead.
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Conor Loughney

Assistant Maths Hub Lead (Primary)

Assistant Headteacher at Torriano Primary, Kentish Town, Conor is the Assistant Primary Mastery lead and oversees the work of the Embedding Groups. He is a Primary Mastery Specialist and Professional Development lead for NCETM. Conor was part of the Shanghai teacher exchange in 2017 and is one of the co-authors of the spine materials.

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Steve Smithson

Assistant Maths Hub Lead (Primary)

Steve is an NCETM Mastery Specialist and Professional Development lead. He started out, many years ago, teaching maths and science in secondary schools. After a fifteen-year sabbatical from teaching, Steve has spent the last ten years working in a primary school in Camden, honing his skills in teaching maths to children aged from 3 to 11.
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Alice Lacey

Assistant Maths Hub Lead (Secondary)

Alice went on the England-China exchange to Shanghai in 2015 and has been passionate about Teaching for Mastery ever since. She is a Secondary Mastery Specialist and is an accredited Professional Development Lead. She supports schools as a Specialist Leader in Education and also in her role as Secondary Mastery Lead.

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John Petry

Assistant Maths Hub Lead (Level 3)

John works in a school in North London, in a 6th form consortium with four other local schools. He has a depth of experience in mentoring ITT, NQT and RQTs, and enjoys working with new teachers and connecting them with experienced teachers to guide them. John has worked in a few different secondary maths roles, coordinating at KS3, KS4 and KS5, and has been a Head of Department. He is committed to engaging with educational research, and is involved in subject associations on a local and national level. John is experienced across KS5 teaching but is particularly interested in Core Maths, having worked at an early adopter school.

Shanta Vekaria

Maths Hub Co-ordinator (Primary)

Shanta is the London Central and North West Maths Hub administrator for Primary and Early years. She joined the team in January 2022.

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Martha Blackwell

Maths Hub Co-ordinator (Secondary)

Martha joined the team in September 2019 and supports the hub’s Secondary and Level 3 programmes.

Please contact Shanta Vekaria (Primary) or Martha Blackwell (Secondary and Level 3) at for all enquiries, more information on our projects and events and details of financial support if you are an existing work group.

Strategic Board

The role of the Strategic Board is to provide advice, challenge and support to the Maths Hub leadership. Our board includes representatives from primary and secondary schools, universites, the London Diocesan Board for Schools and NCETM:

Kate Roskell (Joint Chair) LDBS Secondary and Co-ordinating Adviser London Diocesan Board for Schools (LDBS)

Peter Jordan (Joint Chair) Maths Hub Senior Lead

Matt Lewis NCETM Regional Lead

Jenny Laurie Maths Hub Lead

Kate Frood Headteacher Eleanor Palmer Primary School, Camden Primary Partnership TSA

Martin Serrão Principal St Mary & St John’s CE School, Barnet

Andrew Parkin Principal St Dominic’s RC Sixth Form, Harrow

Nigel Wills Programme Director Secondary Partnerships PGCE(S) Maths Tutor St Mary’s University, London

Caroline Hilton Lecturer in Primary Education Maths UCL IOE, London

Nick McIvor Senior Teaching Fellow Maths UCL IOE, London

Paulina Balogun Head of Maths & Computing St Marylebone Bridge School, Westminster

Vicki Cleaves Vice Principal Paddington Academy, Teaching School Hub Central London

Evelyn Chua Headteacher Hampden Gurney Primary School, Westminster

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