Lorraine is a Principal Lecturer and the Subject Leader for Primary Mathematics Education at the University of Roehampton. She teaches on the initial teacher training undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Previously Lorraine worked as a class teacher and mathematics subject leader in several London primary schools. For a number of years she worked as a senior consultant for both Wandsworth and Southwark local authorities. She continues to work as an independednt consultant in a number of London schools and is a member of the Association of Mathematics Teachers and the Mathematics Association.
Masters in Mathematics Education King's College London
Proportional Reasoning in Year 5. Exploring activities, resources and models that develop deep understanding of fraction concepts.
Lorraine's consultancy work includes support and training for teachers in early years and across the primary age phase. Support and training is provided through an exploration of key concepts and progression alongside key pedagogical approaches that ensure pupils develop a deep understanding of mathematical ideas. The mathematical content focus includes additive, multiplicative and proportional reasoning, big ideas in understanding counting and place value and geometry. The pedagogical focus includes research informed tasks and questions, alongside in-depth exploration of models, images and resources with consideration the teacher's role in creating an ethos and environment in which pupils can maximise opportunties to explore and discuss and reason about mathematics. Consultancy support includes indivudal teacher planning support and support through INSET days and twilights.