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Don't fear maths!

Is maths something we should be scared of? Is it something that we either understood or didn't when we were at school and something that we have never had to consider again? I work in financial services where maths is a basic requirement, and the usual minimum level...

Are attitudes towards maths holding your team back?

If the thought of having to do maths gives you a feeling of dread, you are not alone. For so many people bad school memories lead to chronic maths anxiety. Others think of trigonometry, algebra and calculus and dismiss it as irrelevant in life and at work. In reality,...

Maths days are here again

I’m drowning in everyday maths. Next week is unionlearn’s Maths Workout (#mathsworkout) campaign week and that made me think what I do with maths. The message of the campaign is to check out if there are areas of your maths skills that need improving. But I thought that...

English is a language too

In high school my history teacher used to tell us that English isn’t even a language. She thought that German was a proper language with proper rules and everything. English on the other hand seemed to have more exceptions than rules and that was way too disorderly for her...

Delivering quality apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a big deal. We’ve all seen the endless media coverage around the apprenticeship reforms, both positive and negative, and are aware of the emphasis that the government is placing on increasing volume and quality to provide a catalyst for economic and...

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