Specialist Leaders in Education

Deb Hastings


Currently at Merton Park Primary School. | Year 3 Class Teacher | SLT | Maths Lead

I have been a teacher for 17 years, mostly in a small school in Wimbledon. I have seen many changes to teaching in the years and have often had to develop my practice and learn new skills, especially in Maths. I have led Maths in my school for 14 years and I have worked as an Advanced Skills Teacher within Merton.

This meant I worked with the Maths consultants and in schools giving support and guidance to both teachers and leaders of Maths. I have also completed research for the NCETM and used this to further train teachers and leaders in Merton, Wimbledon and Richmond. I love teaching Maths in Primary school and trying new ideas to bring the subject alive.

I can help with both teaching and learning and middle leadership. I have taught in all KS1 and KS2 classes and have extensive knowledge of KS2. I can help with planning, teaching and learning and am currently developing a mastery style of teaching within my school. I have done lots of work on CPA and how to engage all learners in the classroom. I can also support new subject leaders with starting their new role, getting to grips with the data and how they can move their school forward.