I’m Alan Parr, and rather to my surprise I find I’ve been teaching mathematics for more than fifty-five years now.  When I taught my first lessons in 1962 no-one had heard of the Beatles or the Rolling Stones, the Queen was still a young woman, and England wouldn’t win the World Cup for another four years.

During that time I’ve worked in primary schools, middle schools, and secondary schools; I’ve been classroom teacher, deputy head, and local authority adviser and inspector.  I’ve been a question-setter for KS2 SATs, a QCA Consultant on Assessment, and I’ve been involved in several projects with NRICH.


This blog is an attempt to offer some of my ideas and experiences to a wider audience.  In particular, for the last seven or eight years I’ve been working as a One-To-One tutor, mainly with Y6 pupils, back in the school I first joined in 1977.

So you’ll find a lot about my One-To-One experiences here, but also a lot more besides.  There should be lots of lesson ideas, games, a variety of supporting material, and I’ll also indulge myself by writing about some of my heroes, some classroom experiences, and plenty more besides.


One response

  1. I’ve enjoyed your blog multiple times so I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Here’s the post I wrote about it: http://findthefactors.wordpress.com/2014/07/07/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

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