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About Mr Barton

I have been a maths teacher for the last 12 years, working at Range High School in Formby, and Thornleigh Salesian College in Bolton.

During that time I have been an Advanced Skills Teacher (AST), which was a role I loved. It enabled me to focus all my attention into teaching and learning, working with many other students and teachers than would otherwise have been possible. It is a real shame this is no longer a route for teachers who want to progress by do not wish to take leadership or pastoral roles.

For the last 7 years I have been the Secondary Maths Adviser to TES (formerly the Times Educational Supplement), the largest professional network of teachers in the world. The role involves curating and reviewing some of the amazing resources written by generous and talented maths teachers all over the world, as well as writing newsletters, building collections, and running @TESMaths Twitter. You can see some of my most recent work here.

I am the co-creator of Diagnostic Questions. This is a free website that helps teachers and students all around the world identify, understand and resolve key misconceptions.

I am the Director of Education at Eedi. This is the company that I co-founded, and I am very excited about our future plans for improving teaching and learning world wide.

I regularly run workshops, deliver keynote addresses, and work with maths departments both in the UK and overseas. For more information on this, please see the Mr B for Hire section