Yorkshire and the Humber Maths Hub Grows Its Leadership

The Yorkshire and the Humber Maths Hub, led by the Outwood Institute of Education (OIE), has undergone an expansion of its leadership team.

Prior to the summer holidays the Maths Hub recruited three new Assistant Leads to work across both Primary and Secondary education, taking the number of people within the leadership team up to 11.

The three new Assistant Leads that have joined the team are Sarah Young, Rachel West and Ifsheen Akhtar.

Sarah Young, who will work with primary schools, has been a Mastery Specialist at the Hub for two years. Sarah is also a Year 6 teacher and Assistant Head at Broadacre Primary School, a large school in Hull.

Ifsheen Akhtar will also work with primary schools but with a strong focus on Kirklees. Ifsheen, currently Deputy Headteacher and Maths Lead at Carlton Junior and Infant School, has a wealth of experience teaching children from Early Years right up until Year 6.

Rachel West will be focussed on secondary teaching for mastery and her appointment comes following a four-year association with the Hub which began with Rachel being one of the first cohort of Secondary Mastery Specialists in 2016. Rachel will now focus on supporting all the Secondary Mastery Specialists in the YHMH.

Kathryn Greenhalgh, Maths Hub Lead and Executive Director of Maths at Outwood Grange Academies Trust, said: “We are delighted to welcome Sarah, Ifsheen, and Rachel on board as Assistant Leads. 

“All three have been associated with the Maths Hub for some time, either as Work Group participants or specialists, and their work and passion for Maths has been nothing short of amazing. Their dedication and enthusiasm to helping students achieve their potential is contagious and I am excited to work with them closely in the future.”

Lauren Orange