Mark Avis is a Mathematics Specialist Teacher with over 30 years’ teaching and school leadership experience on top of his Master’s degree in Primary Maths Pedagogy.
He is the Director of Mathematics of the Aspire Multi Academy Trust, Aspirer Teaching School and Aspirer Research School. He has led the introduction of an evidence-informed approach to maths teaching called “small steps to depth” and he has recently led a maths improvement project involving 39 schools across Cheshire. Further to this, Mark has carried out two research projects looking at ways to improve the teaching of times tables.
Mark has previously been a Deputy Headteacher and Headteacher of several primary schools and is currently the Deputy Head of Ash Grove Primary in Macclesfield. He was in post, leading in Mathematics, throughout the school’s journey to Outstanding school in 2013.