ABOUT THE TRUST: THE INVISIBLE CRISIS

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The Maths Anxiety Trust has 4 aims:

  1. To define and explain Maths Anxiety and alert people to its existence.
  2. To enable people with Maths Anxiety to achieve their potential in education, working with parents and teachers.
  3. To enable people with Maths Anxiety to achieve their potential in the workplace.
  4. To help prevent poverty and increase social mobility with the confidence that comes from knowledge of and ease with everyday maths

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SUCCESSFUL NATIONAL NUMERACY DAY

Congratulations to Mike Ellicock and his team at National Numeracy who organised the first National Numeracy Day. A star lineup included Elizabeth Truss MP who successfully investigated the Singapore Maths method by flying her team to Singapore; Martin Lewis OBE, famous TV and radio producer rightly celebrated for his financial advice to millions; Rachel Riley, presenter of TV show Countdown; and my favourite maths schoolmaster Bobby Seagull.

THE MATHS ANXIETY TRUST ORGANISES EVENTS LIKE THIS ONE

The Maths Anxiety Trust holds its first major event – a Summit on Maths Anxiety – on the 13th June 2018. Leading academics and teachers will discuss and debate Maths Anxiety. The Summit will be filmed; the film will be made available on this website in due course. A Policy Report on all events will also be available from this website.


A report of this event will be posted here shortly.

ABOUT US – THE MATHS ANXIETY TRUST

The Maths Anxiety Trust is a sister organization to the Learning Skills Foundation. The Trust is an independent, not for profit organisation with no political affiliations, which aims to eliminate Maths Anxiety in Britain.

THE MATHS ANXIETY TRUST TEAM

The Trust is privately funded. We all work pro bono and pay our own expenses.

Advisor to the Maths Anxiety Trust on Mathematics is Professor Margaret Brown OBE, Former Chair of the Joint Mathematical Council of the UK; former adviser to The Department of Education on the maths curriculum; Emeritus Professor of Mathematics Education at King’s College London; Co-Chair MATHSWORLD uk.

Advisor to the Maths Anxiety Trust on mathematics is Keith Pledger, former Chair of Examiners at Edexcel, best-selling author of maths textbooks.

THE MATHS ANXIETY COMMITTEE

Founder: Shirley Conran OBE, Hon Fellow UCL, Former woman’s editor on The Observer and the Daily Mail; author ;Superwoman’, ‘Lace’; Founder The Work Life Balance Trust; maths researcher and writer since 2004; Founder of Maths Action 2009. www.shirleyconran.com
Chair: Jerry Jarvis, Former MD Edexcel and BTEC
Caroline Shott, Founder and CE of The Learning Skills Foundation (LSF)
Jacqui GrahamJacqui Graham, Former Group Publicity Director for publisher Pan Macmillan
Janet Fitch, Design writer, Director of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery
Peter York, Futures Consultant, author, CE of Social Research Unit (SRU)
Lindsay Nicholson, Astrophysicist, former Editor-in-Chief Good Housekeeping magazine
Joel Cadbury, CE Longshot

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WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR SUPPORTERS: WE VERY MUCH APPRECIATE THEIR WORK AND ENCOURAGEMENT

HOUSE OF COMMONS
The Rt Hon. Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for Education from 2016-2018. In 2013 she was listed as one of the 100 most powerful women in the United Kingdom by Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4

The Rt Hon. Nicky Morgan MP, Chair of the Treasury Select Committee, former Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities 2014-16

HOUSE OF LORDS

Lord (David) Willetts FRS, politician and academic. A former Minister of State for Universities and Science 2010 – July 2014

Baroness (Elizabeth) Berridge, a founding member of the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief.

ORGANISATIONS

Michelle Wildman, CEO PARENTKIND with 35,000 membership (formerly Parent Teachers Association)

Ruth Lowe, External Affairs Manager, PARENTKIND

Liberty842, social media publicity, brand advisors, research and data analysis.

DISTINGUISHED SUPPORTERS

Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE, Professor of Organisational Psychology & Health, University of Manchester, President of the CIPD, The Professional Body for Human Resources and President of the British Academy of Management

Professor Dame Celia Hoyles OBE, Chair of Mathematics Education, UCL IOE, Maths Anxiety pioneer, ex-government Maths Czar

Professor Dame Alison Peacock, former Head Teacher, CEO Chartered College of Teaching.

Professor Derek Bell,  Director of educational think tank, Learnus and Adviser to The Learning Skills Foundation

Professor Mike Askew,  brilliant writer of maths textbooks,  former Professor of Mathematics Education at Kings College, London; President Elect of the Mathematical Association

Associate Professor Sue Johnston-Wilder,  Warwick University, UK authority on Maths Anxiety

Dr Samantha Callan, Anthropologist, Political Adviser

 Dr Anne Hudson, Head of Langley Park Girls’  School

Dr Liz Miles, B.Eng, MBA, FIMMM, FHEA, Network Coordinator of the UNESCO UNITWIN in Humanitarian Engineering, Principal Lecturer in Humanitarian Engineering, Policy Fellow at the Department for Education

Alice Onion, former adviser to the Dept of Education on the maths curriculum

Steve Parsons, Head teacher of Langley Park Boys’ School