Kate Dempster

Teacher of Mathematics / Professional Tutor

The Billericay School, Billericay

About Me

I have worked at the Anglo European School for ten years and during this time I have held various responsibilities in the Mathematics department and the wider school.

In my current role as Professional Tutor, I lead on ITT and NQT provision and have developed the school’s programme of training and support.  I have devised training sessions for Mentors to help them to understand the process and offer continued guidance whilst ensuring the trainees and NQTs receive the support needed.

Over the past three years I have 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