Kate Dempster

Assistant Headteacher / Teacher of Mathematics

The Billericay School, Billericay

About Me

I have been teaching Mathematics since 2006, starting out at The Anglo European School and now working at The Billericay School.  I am Assistant Headteacher, with an overview of Raising Standards and key groups.

At The Anglo European School, I was the school’s Professional Tutor, leading on ITT and NQT provision.  I devised training for Mentors, NQTs and trainees to ensure the processes were understood and all staff received the support needed. For fours years, I worked with a range of training providers including the Institute of Education, CfBT, Billericay Education Consortium.  When working with CfBT MFL trainees I would lead sessions focusing on general teaching theory and practice.  In my role as Lead Subject Mentor for Mathematics for Billericay Educational Consortium, I lead and support a team of subject mentors and run weekly training sessions on all aspects of Mathematics teaching for trainees.

Five years experience as a Year Leader helped me to develop positive working relationships with students, parents and teachers, working towards the aim of every student achieving their potential.  Taking a cohort through from Year 7 to Year 11 helped me to develop an understanding of the wider issues students can face and developed my awareness of strategies to help students to achieve their potential.

 

Specialist Areas of Expertise

 

  • Mathematics
  • Mentoring & Coaching
  • Teaching and Learning in general
  • ITT & NQT development

 

 

Other Areas of Expertise

  • Lesson observations
  • Support for most able

Recent Training

  • Planning for the Induction Year (EES)
  • Safer Recruitment Training (EES)
  • Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics New Content online courses
  • Financial Mathematics in the classroom