Niamh McGrogan is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics for the Institute for Education at Bath Spa University. Her career began in children's social care services before progressing into counselling and subsequently education. As a class teacher, Head of Year and Maths Leader in a large Kent primary school, she obtained her Master's degree with the Open University and progressed to an academic career at Bath Spa University.
Niamh is enthusiastic about supporting future teachers in their training and development, contributing to a high quality training programme that promotes effective and inspirational practitioners. She understands the challenges of adapting practice to deliver the mathematics curriculum, and enjoys exploring this with both colleagues, students and schools. She is passionate about supporting Bath Spa Teachers to develop their approaches to teaching mathematics to ensure that the richness of the subject, and the pleasure it can inspire in classrooms, is enhanced at every opportunity to the benefit of all children.
She is also passionate about supporting teachers in engaging with and in research, and collaborates with both Bath Spa Teachers and school teachers to conduct research in the classroom, and draw conclusions that can enhance development and understanding of practice. Her current doctoral research investigates research capacity building in primary schools through such collaborative research activity.
- BSc Queen's University, Belfast
- MEd Open University.
- QTS Canterbury Christchurch University
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
- Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM)
- Mathematics Association (MA)
- Society for Educational Studies (SES)
- British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM).
Other external roles
- Annual Assessment Associate for Pearson Education
- Senior Peer Reviewer for the International Academic Forum.
- Mathematics Education.
Research and academic outputs
McGrogan, N and Earle, S (2019) 'Formative use of assessment by pupils.' In: Earle, S, ed. Assessment in the primary classroom: principles and practice. Learning Matters, London, pp. 33-45. ISBN 9781526449986
Burtonshaw, A and McGrogan, N (2019) 'Challenging able, interested and motivated (AIM) children within and beyond core subjects.' Impact, 7. ISSN 2514-6955
Loughran, E and McGrogan, N (2017) 'Pupils' use of visual mathematical problem solving strategies.' Mathematics Teaching, 256. ISSN 0025-5785
A synthesis of research, inquiry and practice: teachers' perspectives of knowledge development through research
McGrogan, N (2019) A synthesis of research, inquiry and practice: teachers' perspectives of knowledge development through research. In: Twenty-sixth International Conference on Learning, 24-26 July 2019, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, UK.
From papers to planning: the views of teacher trainees on the effectiveness of subject knowledge development opportunites
McGrogan, N (2016) From papers to planning: the views of teacher trainees on the effectiveness of subject knowledge development opportunites. In: UCET Annual Conference, 8 - 9 November 2016, Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, Birmingham, UK.
Creative writing pedagogy: can it be altered to increase the engagement of reluctant writers with the writing process?
McGrogan, N (2014) Creative writing pedagogy: can it be altered to increase the engagement of reluctant writers with the writing process? In: UKLA 50th International Conference, 4-6 July 2014, University of Sussex, UK.