Lesley has over 18 years’ experience in the development of curriculum materials and high-stakes assessments in mathematics and other subjects.
She is a prolific writer, with a strong reputation for creativity and assessing for understanding.
As Head of Education for Acumina, Lesley holds overall responsibility for the extensive range of education contracts successfully undertaken by the company, including the development of national curriculum and single level tests (UK) and the national tests in Saudi Arabia.
She is known for the depth of her expertise in curriculum and ‘everything assessment’, including the ability to create highly innovative open-ended tasks designed to promote and show real understanding of learning.
Lesley fully recognises the demands of education in the real world and is able to develop materials of exceptional quality, that engage and excite the learner.
Lesley’s experience and passion for education and learning extend to training adults and to providing consultancy to schools, local authorities, government – and anyone else who needs it!
“I love what I do. Far too many people are scared of maths, convinced they can’t ‘do it’ when in reality they simply lack the confidence to make the links and apply what they know.
For me, the greatest reward of being a teacher was watching pupils move from ‘can’t’ to ‘can!’
And what we do now gives me just the same buzz. Developing an assessment item that is original, thought-provoking and has what we in Acumina call the ‘smiley factor’, is just as exciting. As is working with teachers to enhance their assessment skills and in turn influence their teaching.
Extending what we do into the areas of science and STEM, and breaking down the often artificial boundaries between subjects, seems to me to be a natural continuation of everything I believe in.
All of this may be just one small piece in the overall puzzle that is learning, but it is an important one. And I love it!"
Lesley’s the maths education star of the team!!