James Polansky

James Polansky

A former committee member of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics and UK Mathematical Association (Meridian Branch), James Polansky has taught for 6 years, most recently as head of Mathematics and mentor for trainee teachers. Having studied at Colegio Monteagudo in Spain, Bradfield College and Cambridge University, James qualified as a Mathematics teacher in 2009, achieving a 1st Class (distinction) in his PGCE following an 11 year career in derivatives trading. James and his wife Suzanna have three children.

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Friday, 17 August 2018 10:00

How your school can pay it forward

The usual school grading system rewards and highlights academic success, but as educators, we have a responsibility to prepare our pupils to be responsible, active members of the community, with a moral and social responsibility to improve the world they live in and to fight discrimination and reduce inequality. As teachers, we know that theory is one thing, but to embed a thought behaviour, or an action, one must practise it regularly in a hands-on manner. So how best to go about this in 2018/19?

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