Jonathan has been teaching Maths in secondary schools since completing his PGCE in 2005. Before becoming a Mathematics Lead for La Salle, he was a successful head of department at Leeds City Academy for over five years and continues to work there as a Lead Practitioner of Mathematics. Over the past decade, Jonathan has made significant contributions to the maths community by the creation of several well-known websites, most notably MathsBot, used by millions of teachers and students each year. Jonathan regularly presents at conferences where he shares his both experiences and ideas from the classroom and the resources he creates. He is a keen Twitter user and is often posting new resources or updates to existing ones based on feedback from the maths community.
Previously referred to as 'The Master of Fluency Practice' as the creator of the award-winning 'Increasingly Difficult Questions' website, Dave has taught in challenging circumstances in inner city Leeds since 2007. He has worked at his current school, Mount St Mary’s Catholic High School, since 2011 in different posts,teaching across Years 7 to 11 in, as well as leading, a successful department serving approximately 940 pupils.
Dave joined the team at Complete Mathematics, stepping down from his role as Joint Curriculum Leader, to have an impact upon our most disadvantaged students on a national scale. An enthusiastic member of the Maths Twitter community, he has started a new website - a repository of backward faded maths worksheets - and regularly presents at conferences to share ideas and resources from the classroom.