Paula Claughton is a lecturer in primary mathematics at the School of Education. She joined the University in September 2015 and until recently has worked in a dual capacity at the academic institution and at a local primary school. Since 1992, Paula has gained most of her teaching experience in socially deprived, inner-city primary schools. In her current setting, Paula trained as a mathematics specialist delivering training city-wide as an Every Child Counts Lead Trainer, Numicon Affiliate Trainer and NCETM Professional Development Accredited Lead. She is currently involved in sharing practice and pedagogy to state primary schools in the local region.