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My name is Liz and I am an experienced teacher and trainer. I trained at North Riding College of Further Education in the early 1980’s and when qualified, I began my teaching career at Lavenham Primary School in Suffolk in 1984.
Whilst living in Lavenham, I became a member of the Lavenham Young Farmers club, became the Akela for the 1st Lavenham Cubs and a scout helper. This also lead to voluntary work running a Children in Need holiday camping trip with special needs children in Chadacre in the late 1980’s, scout camps, being Akela again at 1st Hadleigh Cubs in the 1990s and a committee member of the 1287 Air Training Corps based at RAF Wattisham.
My teaching career has been varied and spans every age group from developing a nursery in the mid 1990s to teaching up to Year 8 in local middle schools in 2013.
In 2001 I left the full time classroom to become Numeracy Consultant for the local authority. My background teaching in large urban and small rural schools was helpful when working with schools and individual teachers.
In 2003 I was approached to become a pilot leader for the Interactive Whiteboard Pilot. Only five local authorities were involved in the Year 2/3 pilot. The pilot was a success and in 2004 I was asked to support a local authority roll out of whiteboards and National Regional Directors with training events all over the country.
Eventually, I decided to leave Local Authority work and became a National Whiteboard Network Regional Director for the National Strategies. In late 2005 I left the strategy to work in a different way, that of part time local authority consultant and independent consultant. This allowed me to travel, meeting a variety of different teachers, schools and tailoring training to their needs. In 2011 became an independent mathematics consultant and work locally, nationally and internationally, spending up to 25% of the year overseas.
I became a published author in 2014 and one of three UK editors of Inspire maths (Singapore maths) in 2015. I have also written many school improvement documents for Numicon and Inspire, these can be found on the Oxford Owl website.
I have also contributed to Promethean Planet and the Early Learning Headquarters website, with teaching and learning resources and was a member of the ATM General Council for 2 years.
I have started to pull together some of my tried and tested activities and ideas to sell them online. Please visit the shop area of this website for more information. It will be updated regularly, as new materials become available.
I also hope to sell maths resources such as dice, split boxes, arrow cards and pattern blocks in 2019.
As of November 2018, I have become a supporting member of COBIS (Council of British International Schools).
Over the years, I have worked with a wide selection of education based clients.
Oxford University Press
Publishing – Writing - Editing - Online materials – Numicon CPD - Inspire Maths CPD
SATIPS – CPD
Learning Works – CPD workshops
Osiris – CPD courses and bespoke school based work
CIE – international work in Egypt and Kazakhstan
ISA – CPD courses
National Numeracy – School based school improvement
Quest for Learning – CPD for teaching assistants
Klays Consulting – Writing – Editing – Delivering CPD in Nigeria and Doha
Magic Message Ltd – CPD courses and workshops
Marshall Cavendish Publishing, Singapore – Editing (via OUP)
Cosy Direct Ltd. – consultancy and publishing
ATM – General council member (branches) and CPD workshop leader
Norfolk Maths Conference – CPD workshop leader
Authors Abroad – School based: More able maths days
Independent School Improvement Work
I also support several state/independent schools, academies and trusts on a regular basis in the following UK regions and towns.
Andrew Jeffrey and I run a maths tour of Asia every year and some UK based courses. Check out our respective newsletters for further information, my international schools page on this website or get in touch via my contact page. Here is a link to Andrew’s homepage. www.andrewjeffrey.co.uk
I also work with schools overseas delivering CPD, working with maths subject leaders and teachers.
(* means multiple trips ** means annual or regular visits)
Azerbaijan - Bahrain* - Brunei - China** (Beijing, Guangzhou & Shanghai) - Czech Republic – Dubai** - Egypt* - Germany - Gibraltar - Hong Kong** - India - Indonesia - Japan* - Kazakhstan - Kuwait* - Luxembourg* - Malaysia** - Malta - Netherlands - New Zealand - Nigeria - Peru - Qatar - Singapore** - Switzerland** - Taiwan** - Thailand** - Trinidad & Tobago
This website isn’t sponsored by anyone else or a company. The content you see on all thebusylizzie pages is either sourced or written by me. I’m helped by Paul Collen who is my web designer. www.sohobusinessservices.co.uk
Thank you for visiting my website and with regular updates, I hope to see you visit again soon.
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Landline +44 (0) 1449 741877
Mobile +44 (0) 7824 775231 (voice mail facility available)