I am the Head of Primary Initial Teacher Education and a Teaching Fellow at the University of Sussex. I work with a strong team on the PGCE course and lead the teaching of primary maths. I work in partnership with schools to support our trainee's development as teachers. Bramber Primary is one of our partner schools and it has been a pleasure to work with Tracy and her team, who have supported our recruitment process, teacher education and have employed several of our trainees in their NQT year! Before joining the university, for over twenty years, I taught across all age groups of primary and for many of these I was a deputy head.