Professional Development

Secondary NRICH: Increasing Parental Engagement

Although the benefits of increased parental engagement in mathematics are widely recognised, teachers often struggle to find suitable resources. In this session, NRICH Director Ems Lord will share explore the rationale, resources and findings from NRICH's recent project focusing on increasing parental engagement for Y7 students.

This highly successful research-informed initiative, which reported a significant increase in parental engagement, is now freely available for all schools. During the session, Ems will also share her insights into ways to maximise the potential of NRICH in your classroom.

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About Dr Ems Lord

Dr Ems Lord joined the team as NRICH Director in 2015. She is a member of The All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Teaching Profession, the immediate past-President of the Mathematics Association (2019-2020), a member of the Joint Mathematical Council and a Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teachers.

Ems has taught mathematics across the key stages, from Early Years to A Level Further Mathematics, and has worked in a variety of settings, including a hospital school. Her previous roles include supporting schools as a Leading Mathematics Teacher, local authority consultant and as a Chartered Mathematics Teacher. Ems successfully led one of the largest Mathematics Specialist Teacher programmes and has taught mathematics education on both BEd and PGCE teacher programmes. As well as heading up the NRICH team, she is a research fellow at Clare Hall College, Cambridge, and supervises students following the Masters programme for the Faculty of Education.

Age: Secondary