Loughborough University Mathematics Education Network (LUMEN) is an innovative network designed to support teachers of mathematics in schools and colleges.

The network will provide members with completely free continuing professional development resources and events aimed at teachers of mathematics from Early Years and Primary into Secondary. This includes a series of continuing professional development videos created by academics and experts, as well as face-to-face continuing professional development events across the academic year. LUMEN focuses on practical ways of applying mathematics education research in the classroom. 

LUMEN provides a chance to learn from the extensive expertise of academics from the Department of Mathematics Education at Loughborough University. LUMEN is a response to recent high-profile reports (e.g., Adrian Smith’s Department for Education review of mathematics education, 2017, and the Royal Society ‘Harnessing educational research’ report, 2018) that have highlighted the need for mechanisms to help schools and colleges make more effective use of research evidence to enhance the teaching of mathematics. LUMEN aims to enhance the quality of mathematics teaching in schools and colleges, thereby raising student attainment.

By engaging in the programme of completely free CPD resources, members will gain outstanding input into their teaching of mathematics.

Who we are

Dr Colin Foster

Reader in Mathematics Education

Director of LUMEN

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Caroline Peters

LUMEN Coordinator and PhD Student

Tom Francome

Senior Enterprise Fellow

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Chris Shore

Senior Enterprise Fellow

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Craig Barton

Visiting Fellow

Craig has been a mathematics teacher since 2004. He has been an Advanced Skills Teacher and since 2009, is the Secondary Maths Adviser to TES, the largest professional network of teachers in the world. His website www.mrbartonmaths.com and the Mr Barton Maths Podcast is used by millions of teachers, students and parents across the world. 

Find out more on the Mr Barton Maths website

Photos from recent conferences