Stefanie Sullivan – Maths PGCE Tutor from Nottingham University

May 15, 2016 - Podcast
Stefanie Sullivan – Maths PGCE Tutor from Nottingham University

On this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast I spoke to Stefanie Sullivan

Stef is in charge of the whole PGCE Teacher Training programme at Nottingham University, but is still heavily involved in the Secondary Maths PGCE. In the interests of full disclosure, Stef was my maths tutor 12 years ago when I did my maths PGCE at Nottingham, after I had completed an Economics degree at Cambridge University, a brief flirtation with working in the City, and a year picking courgettes in Australia. I am not afraid to say that I loved every second – well most of them – during my PGCE at Nottingham, and it gave me a wonderful start to my teaching career for which I will always be grateful.

In a wide ranging interview, we covered the following things:


I hope this interview will be of interest to teachers in general, whether you are a trainee teacher yourself, someone thinking of joining the profession, an NQT, someone who mentors trainee teachers, or just someone, like me, who is interested in the preparation and support the next cohort of teachers gets.

This is a link to finding out more about Nottingham University’s secondary maths courses:

This is a link to the blog Stef has been been writing this year to support trainees:


Stef’s Big 3

Colin Foster’s Mathematical Beginnings Website:


Nottingham’s CRME resources:


Podcast Puzzle


This is a link to the Podcast Puzzle:

Thanks so much for listening, and I really hope you enjoy the show!
Craig Barton

I am a maths teacher, currently teaching at Thornleigh Salesian College, Bolton, UK. Here are links to some of my work:
Mr Barton Maths Blog
Twitter: @mrbartonmaths
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2 thoughts on “Stefanie Sullivan – Maths PGCE Tutor from Nottingham University


A fantastic podcast, found it very insightful.

Dave Bush

Great postcast. Better than anything on cabbages ;)
Just to let you know that the link to Colin Foster’s Mathematical Beginnings Website is a bit garbled.


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