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Curriculum Vitae

Zoë Baker

Hi and Welcome!

I am currently in the process of relocating to Newcastle in September 2023 to take up a role as Mathematics Lecturer. I have 20+ years of maths teaching and management experience.

I am an experienced lesson observer and teacher trainer with an interest in teaching learners with additional learning support needs.

I would love to be involved more in producing teaching and learning online interactive content so don’t hesitate to contact me.

Find me on Linked In HERE

Contact me using zoe@mathsheaven.co.uk

Current Roles

  • I’m pleased to have recently accepted a full time permanent post as Mathematics Lecturer in the north of England, to start in Sept 2023
  • Owner of Maths Heaven (2011-current)


  • MA (Distinction) in Interactive Media Production, Southampton Solent University (2011)
  • BSc (Hons) Environmental Management and Technology, University of Bradford (2000)

Teaching Qualifications

  • City and Guilds Level 4 Certificate in Adult Numeracy, Subject Specialist (2008)
  • PGCE (Post Compulsory Education and Training), Suffolk College (2005)
  • 7307 and 7407 Teaching Certificates (2002-2004)

Prior Employment

  • Curriculum Manager Mathematics & Skills (Aug 2021 – Jul 2023)
  • Advanced Practitioner in Mathematics (2016 – 2021)
  • Curriculum Manager for Maths, English and ALS (2014 – 2016)
  • Mathematics Lecturer (2011 – 13)
  • Coordinating Lecturer in Mathematics (2007 – 2011)
  • Key Skills Course Leader (2005 – 2007)
  • Lecturer in Science and Mathematics (2002 – 2005)

Prior Experience in Further Education

  • Lead IV for Functional Skills Mathematics, EdExcel Pearson (2021-current)
  • Lead IV for Functional Skills Mathematics, EdExcel Pearson (2016-18)
  • Lead IV for Functional Skills Mathematics, English and ICT, City & Guilds (2014-16)
  • Lead IV and Internal Verifier for Key Skills Application of Number and ICT, City & Guilds (2008-2011)
  • Functional Skills Mathematics and English Qualifications (C&G pilot 2007-2010 with the FSSP and delivery of Functional Skills English (C&G) and Maths Qualifications (C&G from 2010-2016 and Pearson 2016-current)
  • Teaching placement mentor for teacher trainees from IoE (Institute of Education, UCL)
  • Delivery of Numeracy Skills as part of the Minimum Core Teacher Training course (2009-2011)
  • Numeracy for ESOL (specific provision, 2008-2010)
  • Key Skills Application of Number, Communications and ICT Qualifications, Levels 1-3 (2005-2011), plus completion of the Key Skills Practitioner Trainer qualification
  • GCSE Mathematics (OCR 2002-2004, AQA and Pearson)
  • Teaching AS Science for Public Understanding/GCSE Environmental Science / GCSE Science (2002-2005)
  • Adult Numeracy and Literacy Qualifications, Entry to Level 2 (2002-2005)
  • Private tuition in Mathematics and Science (Primary and Secondary level tutees & Adults) 2002-2005
  • Planning and delivery of bespoke training modules for cross-college group training, individual support of mathematics practitioners, supporting vocational staff to complete Maths qualifications, plus development and promotion of mathematics, integration, contextualisation and embedding of maths and English into vocational subjects (2007-current)
  • Formative, ungraded and graded Lesson Observations for Maths, English, vocational and ALS tutors (2014-current)
  • Cross-college lesson timetabling and liaison, delivery model and curriculum planning and enrolment (2007-current)
  • Initial and diagnostic assessment software and administration, including IA compliance, target setting and monitoring (2004-current)
  • Moodle VLE administration and content production (2007-current)
  • Synchronous online teaching and learning (Teams) and asynchronous teaching (including screencasts, FlipGrid), video scripting, audio production and editing
  • Online interactive teaching and learning platforms such as MathsWatch, BKSB, Manga High, Kahoot!, MyMaths, and use of platforms such as YouTube, Skillswise, Bitesize and Vimeo to enhance online delivery