Lindsey Hassan launched MathsFirst in 2019 to share her passion for maths teaching and learning. Her aim is to inspire practitioners through her work with staff in educational settings and to motivate and enthuse children through specialised teaching and tutoring.
Lindsey qualified as a primary teacher in 2004 and has taught across all primary phases. She is an experienced Maths Lead, EYFS Lead and Senior Leader. She has worked with schools across the North-East delivering staff training, supporting practitioners and working with school leaders. Lindsey also has subject specialism in secondary mathematics and regularly works 1:1 with students preparing for GCSE. Lindsey is Deputy Hub Lead for the Great North Maths Hub overseeing Subject Knowledge for Teaching for Mastery, ITT and she is a Teaching for Mastery Lead. Lindsey supports local universities as an external ITE lecturer. She is currently studying for a masters in Mathematics Education through CIMT. She is a fully qualified Forest School Leader with research interests in developing mathematical metacognition through forest school settings. She is a local authority governor, a NCETM Professional Development Accredited Lead and a member of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics.
"Literally obsessed with teaching maths now, thank you so much!"
-Anna Carr, Hugh Joicey CoE First School
"I've already planned CPD for my staff - I can't wait to share this with the team."
-Emily Hay, St Roberts RC First School
"Absolutely brilliant. Well-presented, engaging and so useful. As a very experienced teacher it was great to see new approaches and ideas. Fantastic!"
-Karen Swinbank, Ellingham CoE Aided Primary School
"Amazing progress in thinking skills and perseverance. The children are now thinking for themselves and creating their own maths. Thank you!"
-Beth Dickinson, Southwick Primary School