Kath Morgan

Senior Lecturer in Primary Education - Mathematics

Primary Education

Contact Details

email: k.morgan@worc.ac.uk

Kath Morgan’s key area of interest and expertise is in teaching and learning primary mathematics. She taught in a range of schools before becoming a local authority advisory teacher for mathematics and then became head of mathematics with an ITT provider.  She was then appointed Regional Director for Mathematics with the National Numeracy Strategy. In her time with the Strategy she worked with providers of ITT and local authorities, supporting the development of high quality teaching and learning in mathematics and broadened her area of support to include whole school improvement, working alongside NCSL in the Primary Leadership Programme. Whilst working with National Strategy, Kath produced national materials, including a wide range of CPD materials for local authorities and schools.

In addition to her work with the Strategies, Kath has worked on other national programmes for mathematics including Mathematics Enhancement Programme (Gatsby Foundation) , Nuffield Foundation, IMPACT (maths for parents, children and teachers) and served on the editorial board of Maths Round the Country (Mathematical Association). Kath has produced a wide variety of curriculum materials for primary mathematics including primary scheme text books, videos and television programmes, and has provided training across the country for LA officers and consultants, head teachers, class teachers and teaching assistants.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Mathematics –University of Leeds
  • PGCE – University of Leeds
  • MSc Certificate - Research methods in education – University of Warwick
  • MSc Certificate - Special Needs in education – Open University
  • PG Cert Learning and Teaching in HE – University of Worcester 

Teaching & Research

Kath's main teaching commitments include teaching mathematics modules on both postgraduate and undergraduate programmes.

She also works with the Shropshire and South Herefordshire Maths Hub associated with the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM)

Kath’s research interests include:

  • different approaches to the ways in which fractions might be taught within the primary curriculum.
  • children's understanding of division
  • the importance of talk in learning mathematics

Professional Bodies

NCETM (National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics)

Publications

Newell, P. (2017) Big ideas in primary mathematics (SAGE). Peer review in 2019.

Morgan, K and Suter, S. (2016) Lessons in teaching number and place value. SAGE

Morgan, C. and Morgan, K. (2013) Providing support and challenge for our most able mathematicians, Gifted and Talented Update, Issue 106, 6

DCSF (2009) Moving on in mathematics: narrowing the gaps. DCSF, Nottingham.

DCSF (2009) Overcoming Barriers series. DCSF Nottingham (contributing author)

Primary National Strategy (2009) Intervention in mathematics report, PNS, Reading

National Numeracy Strategy (2008) Enhancing trainees’ mathematical subject knowledge, NNS, Reading 

External Responsibilities

  • Member of Test Review panel for Standards and Testing Agency
  • Leading Mathematics Subject knowledge workshops for Teaching assistants via NCET