Head of Mathematics Foremarke Dubai
Lauren Grafton is a highly experienced teacher and leader. She was one of the youngest teachers in the U.K to achieve the National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) and is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Education. Lauren is currently Head of Mathematics at Foremarke Dubai, and prior to that, she worked in the UK Year 6 in a large ‘outstanding’ four-form entry Teaching School. She has always had extremely high expectations of her pupils and is constantly looking for ways to make the curriculum more contextual and applicable to ‘real-life’ situations. Lauren has also previously been Head of Personal, Social, Health and Enterprise Education (PSHE), Head of Pupil Voice and pioneered the extremely successful ‘Birmingham Young Researchers’ programme. All this experience has continued to encourage her to make maths relevant and contextual for pupils. In 2015, Lauren-Lucy designed a new school-wide curriculum to include ‘Our Wider Learning (O.W.L)’ lessons which were approved by the ‘SACRE’ assessment body for Religious Education. They are tailor-made lessons to include all SMSC strands, PSHE core objectives and the promotion of British Values. Several of these lessons have been published and adopted by schools across the country. These skills and links have also been helpful in her current role as Head of Mathematics. As an ‘outstanding’ teacher in both a Dubai Preparatory School and a UK Teaching School, Lauren-Lucy has frequently supported the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) and the Department for Education (DfE) with regional and national teacher recruitment events, in addition to delivering in service training seminars and ‘best practise classroom management’ sessions to newly qualified and trainee teachers.