#008 Charlie Stripp – NCETM and MEI

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On this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast I spoke to Charlie Stripp, the Director of the NCETM and Chief Executive of the MEI. Throughout our chat we covered loads of things, including:


  • Charlie‘s view on technology in A Level teaching and assessment
  • The role of MEI and the NCETM
  • What he likes about the new GCSE and what worries him
  • How he would tackle the problem of GCSE resits
  • Charlie‘s view on the importance of times tables, and how this view differs to that of Professor Jo Boaler
  • What Mastery teaching means to Charlie, and his response to critics who say it encompasses passive learning
  • What Charlie would include in primary and secondary teacher training

In my introduction I mentioned the free Diagnostic GCSE Maths exam papers, which can be found here: https://www.diagnosticquestions.com/Quizzes/Collection/HigherGCSEPapers 

Here are links to some of the articles I reference throughout the episode:

Here are the links to Charlie‘s Big 3:


My usual plugs:


Thanks for listening and see you next time!

Craig Barton

2 thoughts on “#008 Charlie Stripp – NCETM and MEI

  1. Excellent, as ever. These interviews are a real inspiration, and this one had me retrospectively starstruck, having recently seen Charlie speak at the launch of the Maths Excellence Partnership in Stoke-on-Trent. Keep up the wonderful work Craig! 🙂

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