Introducing Will Wilson
Will Wilson began his working life as a Computer Systems Analyst and then trained as a Youth Worker.
Currently he works for the Academies Enterprise Trust Mathematics team with responsibility for standards
in Mathematics across the North of England, covering both Primary and secondary academies. Prior to this
he worked as a School Improvement Officer for a local authority in the North West with lead responsibilities
for Mathematics and school data. He has worked for the National Strategies as Mathematics Consultant and
Associate Regional Advisor and taught in Secondary schools for over fifteen years. Consistently rated as
an 'outstanding' teacher by Ofsted, and former North West 'Teacher of the Year' in 2007, he has held a wide
variety of positions of responsibility in schools, including Head of Mathematics and whole school Assessment
Coordinator. As a former Associate Tutor with Manchester University for initial teacher training Will
supported the development of a number of research projects, such as the International LEMA PROJECT.
He has written and delivered courses on behalf of the TDA for returning teachers and supports the growth
of the next generation of outstanding middle level leaders through his work with Teaching Leaders.
Will is currently studying for his Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and Management.
Will began using KAGAN Cooperative Learning structures in his own teaching seven years ago and has seen
first hand the huge impact a shift from 'group work' to true cooperative learning can make. Will continues
to be a passionate advocate of KAGAN structures in his roles working with wider school communities.
Will is the instructor for KAGAN Secondary Mathematics at all of the T2TUK/KaganUK Academies
here in the UK and regularly receives outstanding reviews from his workshop participants.
“Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it’s the only thing.”