Testimonials

Amy Regan, Polegate Primary School

“ Hi Andrew, Thank you so so much for today. Your workshops were fantastic and staff meeting was great. I really feel like everything is much clearer now for maths and I’m excited to push forward with everything.

Karen Tuckwell, British School, Paris

“Dear Andrew,

Many, many, many thanks for today. Epic, fantastic, awesome, amazing…. the children said it all…and on only four hours sleep!

I hope the rest of your trip to Paris goes well and the marathon is a super event for you”

Kristina Hollingdale, Headteacher Hilltop Primary School

“Hi Andrew, Many thanks for the twilight session on the 12th. It really got staff buzzing and they are all enjoying exploring the bar method with their classes.”

Charlie Cracknell, Mastery Specialist, Hilltop Primary School, Crawley

“ Afternoon Andrew, Just wanted to say thank you very much for your fab session on bar modelling – our teachers left feeling inspired, there is a real maths buzz in the air today! Thank you – it was so lovely for them to hear a different voice getting excited about maths!

Sarah Makin, North West Maths Hub 3 and St Helens TSA Senior Administrator

“Hi Andrew

Just wanted to reiterate thanks from the North West Maths Hubs for coming to our Conference yesterday and giving such an amazing Keynote.”

Victoria Howard, Farley Hill Primary School

“Hi Andrew, I just wanted to say thank you so much for such a fabulous Maths day at Farley Hill earlier this week. The children were buzzing after your show and are still talking about the Maths! The staff were overwhelmingly positive about the CPD session and many parents have contacted us to say what

Gary Casey, Maths Adviser, Cambridgeshire County Council

“Dear Andrew

Now the dust has finally settled after our maths conference I would just like to thank you, on behalf of the maths team, for your contributions to the day. The feedback from your sessions was fantastic.

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Helen Thomas, Pashley Down Infants School, Eastbourne

“Hi Andrew

Just to say a very big thank you for today’s inset. As usual you were very entertaining and helped to inspire a lot of the team today (not easy after a holiday!). Great feedback from everyone – they felt that they learned loads – but enjoyed it at the same time. Who’d have thought

Rosebank Primary School staff,

“‘The quality of Andrew’s presentation, his subject knowledge and the resources provided were outstanding!’“

West Kirby Primary School staff,

“‘The session really made me think about our calculation policies – especially the use of bar models for the teaching of calculations and problem solving.’ 

‘The course was very informative and helpful. It exceeded all my expectations.  Overall course rating – Outstanding“

Overchurch Junior School staff,

“‘Thanks Andrew – this was a very enjoyable and informative day. Lots of good advice and practical examples that we can use in school and pass on to other staff for them to use immediately. More people should have attended this course!’

Overall course rating – Outstanding“

Sonal Chatrath, Daneshill Prep School, Oxshott

“Dear Andrew

Thank you for a fabulous conference – the feedback is great and everyone is saying how much they enjoyed it! I will get a couple of dates for a whole school Inset out to you soon.”

Kerry Hill, Fustington Primary School

“I am returning to school much more excited about teaching maths. I have a deeper understanding of what mastery is. I have really really enjoyed this course. Thank you – you have changed my approach to this subject.”

Jonathan Hughes, Plumpton School

“Hi Andrew,  I’d like to extend a huge thank you from the staff and children at Plumpton school. You inspired them and we had a great day making connections, identifying patterns and conjecturing about maths. The children were still talking about it at 3pm as they left!”

Annie Lapham, Probus CP School

“Today was fantastic to develop staff mathematical subject knowledge, but was in such a hands-on and engaging way I believe they may have learnt without realising. Thank you!”

Suzanne Hamilton, Swansea

“Thank you for an inspirational day today. Many aspects to provoke thinking of own understanding of maths and teaching it. “

Claire Baldwin, Maths Lead, Edith Clavell Lower School

“Dear Andrew Thank you for a fantastic INSET day at our school last week – the teachers are still buzzing with it and telling me about some of the activities they have been trying out with their children.”

Liz Oliver, Downview Primary School, Bognor Regis

“Hi Andrew, Many thanks for a great day which has really moved us on!”

Dan Green, Maths Leader, St John's Green Primary Scgool

“Andrew, Thank you so much for coming to St Johns Green. I’ve had so many positive comments from staff and children; the impact is clear to see.”

Alison Love, Deputy Head, Torfield Special School

“The children really seemed to enjoy the experience and I have had positive feedback from staff. Thank you for coming to share your work with our children and staff, we hope that we can invite you back in the future.”

Paul Gallagher, Deputy Head, Coombe Road Primary, Brighton

“Hi Andrew, Just wanted to say a big thank you for coming over to do the twilight yesterday. The staff, as usual, raved about the session and I’ve had lots of positive feedback – I also had a wander around the classes this morning and some were already using some of the suggestions from yesterday!”

Kate Bathgate, British School of the Netherlands

“Hi Andrew, Just wanted to thank you for sharing your knowledge with us last week. Brilliant ideas and I’m excited to see so many more physical resources in the classroom as a result of your visit.”

Stevie Bode, Annecy County Primary School, Seaford

“Hi Andrew, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the twilight last week.  Everyone enjoyed the training and have taken lots from it!!”

Paul Langridge, Headteacher, Wentworth Primary School

“Dear Andrew,

I’d like to thank you for the outstanding, inspirational training you provided last Monday. As you are aware, we had a follow up staff meeting on the Wednesday in which your training was given a fantastic review. Staff described it as ‘outstanding’, ‘inspiring’ and ‘the best training they’d had.’

I am already seeing the impact

Scott Berry, Class Teacher, William Barcroft Junior School

“Inspirational, fantastic content by an enthusiastic and engaging leader. Extremely useful.”

Sabina Khanom, Class Teacher, Cubbitt Town Junior School

“Wow! What an amazing day – full of fun, engaging and creative maths ideas. I see maths in a different light. Thank you!”

Sue Ringrose, St Michael's School, Kent

“Hi Andrew

Thank you so much for a really fun and worthwhile day today.  I am so excited about you injecting your enthusiasm and fantastic ideas into the rest of the maths dept at St Michael’s in September.”

Amy Sutton, Rowan Prep School, Sutton

“Dear Andrew,

Thank you so much for running the Struggling Mathematicians course last week, it was incredibly helpful and I came away with some great ideas, some of which I have already used in lessons!”

Marion Mason, Reddam House Junior School

“Dear Andrew Thank you so much for the inspiring course today. I can’t wait to get into the classroom tomorrow and get deeper! We will definitely be starting with the date problem first thing.”

Cathy Thurlow, Queen's Hill Primary School, Costessey

“Hi Andrew,

Thanks you so much for the training and the shows. The children were transfixed, and at the staff meeting everyone was talking about how you ***********. The feedback from staff has been very positive, and 2 classes are already doing ************. Your enthusiasm and knowledge of Maths is infectious!

Johanna Steadman, Sussex Maths Hub

“ Hi Andrew, thanks for a great keynote speech, the feedback was brilliant.

Susan Clark, Head Teacher, Rowan Prep School, Claygate

“The whole day was excellent – I know staff found it incredibly beneficial and I have already seen changes to practice.”

Douglas Buchanan, DCBeagle Maths Challenges

“Good evening, Andrew,

Thank you very much for making the conference today so successful with your contributions. The delegates were buzzing the whole day and it was mainly through your enthusiasm and wisdom about maths teaching.”

Christopher Severyn, St Agnes Catholic Primary, London

“Hi Andrew,

Can I say a massive thank you for coming in last week. It was a fantastic day which the kids and staff enjoyed immensely. I have never seen them all so engaged during a show like that. Maths has well and truly been reinvigorated here at St Agnes’ !”

Grant Whitaker, Head of Mathematics, Gayhurst School

“It’s days like this and people like you that make the teaching of maths more enriching for pupils and teachers alike.”

Fran Marshman, Langstone Infant School, Portsmouth

“Many thanks again for a fantastic day’s training.”

Steve and all at KLASS, Kuala Lumpur,

“Andrew, thank you for all your wit, wisdom and inspiration during your time here at Alice.”

Suzie Pitman, South Malling Primary School, Lewes

“ Hi Andrew, sorry to contact you on a Friday night. But just wanted you to know know, that I have such great feedback from the teachers and children. I have had WOW he was Brilliant. He was fantastic! Thank you so much. Can’t believe I didn’t return your books!

Marie Balchin, Maths Leader, Grazeley Primary School

“Hi Andrew

I just wanted to say  huge thank you for coming to Grazeley on Tuesday. We all thoroughly enjoyed your visit and it was great to have a buzz around the school. You seem to have had a positive effect on attitudes to Maths already!”

Jon Timmins, Junior King's School, Canterbury

“Andrew, it is late and I know that you will hopefully be enjoying a smooth journey home. Can I just say a massive thank you on behalf of the boarding community here at Junior King’s? An amazing show enjoyed by young and old!!!”

Mary Longhurst, Lyndhurst Junior School, Porstmouth

“Dear Andrew, The general buzz around the school was amazing today! It has certainly given us food for thought!”

Angie Meyrick, Wolsey House Primary School, Leeds, CPD day.

“Thank you for today Andrew! The feedback I’ve received this afternoon since your presentation has been amazing. Inspirational.”

Claire Henderson, Laxton Junior School

“Thank you so much for today. After the training there was a very positive buzz around school with lots of really enthusiastic teachers.”

Ben Meisner, Oundle School

“Dear Andrew,

Many thanks for my brief spell of training at Laxton junior yesterday. I am sorry that I had to leave early. I found it very stimulating and I expect it to feed into my teaching next week (and beyond!).”

Stephen Scott, Cathedral School, Southwark

“ Hi Andrew, Thanks so much for today! It was superb- I’ll be in touch soon about the Mathemagician show.

Christina Marsh, Harrow Way Secondary School, Andover

“Dear Andrew

Just a quick email to thank you for today.  Our year 8s and all the staff who saw the show greatly enjoyed it and we particularly liked the emphasis on “its only hard because you can’t do it yet”  – a favourite mantra within the school.

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Jenny Butcher, Clipston Primary School

“In December, I attended the NCETM training at Cambridge University on ‘Working with the New Curriculum’.

Whilst there you gave a workshop on Algebra and the New Curriculum, which was truly inspiring!”

Sam Canty, Broughton Manor School

“I’m sure you received many positive comments via the feedback forms but could i just thanks you once again for the inspiring, and thought provoking, presentation.”

David Renham, Chafyn Grove School

“Dear Andrew

Thank you for such interesting and inspiring lectures yesterday.”

Anna Bowen, St Bernards Prep School

“Hi Andrew – thank you very much for yesterday i really enjoyed your sessions and have already had a great lesson this morning using some of your ideas!”

Paul Hodson, Priory Secondary School, Portsmouth

“Good morning Andrew,

Just to say thank you once again for all your help with the induction day and the inset training.  I have really enjoyed the project this year.  I got some feedback via a parent of a year 6 pupil the other day about our induction day; along the lines of that her little

Steve Boulton, Head of Mathematics, Essex PRU

“Hi Andrew,

The course was absolutely fabulous and I really enjoyed it. I have tried to type up my notes but I can’t recall everything from the day as you covered so much!”

Hugh Sargeant, Hazelwood School, Oxted

“ Just a quick note to say thank you for your visit today and especially for the extra time you managed to spend with our Year 8s.  I think they are really looking forward to “performing” at Open Day tomorrow. Thank you also for the work you put into the 125 grid which was great. The feedback

Charmaine Prestoe, Aveley Primary School, Thurrock

“Hi Andrew,

Thank you so much for coming to our school, the feedback from children and staff has been fantastic!”

Amy Wilson, Handcross Park School

“The students have been talking about it a lot so they both enjoyed it on the day and have taken something away from it! Thank you! “

Michael Higgins, Headteacher, British International School, Cairo

“It was a real pleasure to have you here and you made a huge difference to BISC Maths weeks with your inspirational assemblies and most stimulating individual class sessions.  The pupils and staff were delighted.”

Lyndsey Cook, Headteacher Southsea Infant School

“I would just like to thank you on behalf of the school for your input this year. There is a huge increase in the amount of confidence from staff and problem solving everywhere!”

Michael Leahy, Schools Advisor, Focus Learning Trust

“Andrew, Thank you for a fabulously rich and engaging Making Maths Magical training event yesterday (20 May), in an inspiring London Palladium venue. One of the best CPD sessions I have been on for many years. As a school adviser, it made me want to go back in the classroom and enthuse children and teach maths

Andrew Hammond, Director, INK Education

“Really great to see you today; thanks for delivering such a superb day for the delegates. Hats off to you.”

Pinal Sheth, Hub Leader, Elmhurst Primary School

“Dear Andrew,

Thank you for your scintillating lessons and cpd. Everyone is really enthused with what algebra might look like progression wise and we have lots of ideas from you on how cuisenaire may be used. Andrew we look forward to your work with us for the hub and our school.”

Robbie Forsaith, Year 3/4 teacher, Owlsmoor Primary School

“Andrew was a fantastic, engaging speaker and I really valued the course. I learnt what progress in maths really means.”

Katie Allen, Teacher, Meadow Vale Primary School

“Engaging and RELEVANT; all things usable in classroom, and Andrew responded with strategies as requested.”

Lucy Hancock, Year 3 teacher, Cottesmore St Mary`s Primary, Hove

“I really had a great time today – and go away with lots to try.”

Geoff Green, Downs Baptist Church

“Andrew, Thank you so much for Sunday! You made it worthwhile for us to stay and eat together and we want you to know just how much we appreciate you giving up time for us. As ever we were both entertained and given food for thought.”

Mandy Williams, Headteacher, Downview Primary, West Sussex

“As you will have seen from the evaluations, we loved your day! The staff were buzzing today and I as I went around the school this morning, there was dice being rolled, tiles being arranged, even marigolds being worn! Truly a great accolade to the day and your messages!”

Norah Hennessey, Cavan Institute of Technology, Ireland

“Andrew`s talk was the highlight of the maths department in 2011”

Becky Dawkins, Y5 teacher, Binfield Primary School

“Fab session which whizzed past (even on a v. hot Monday afternoon just before half term!). Loads of ideas which I can`t wait to use.”

Lisa Wheatley, Binfield Primary School

“This is the second time I have had the pleasure of meeting Andrew. He astounds me every time.””

Sue Nelson, Liverpool College

“Excellent INSET. One of the most enjoyable, useful and memorable. Thank you. Also not threatening for less confident mathematicians.”

Marcia Nicolas, Liverpool College

“Mr Jeffrey has a fresh perspective on teaching. He`s shown us a whole picture of possibilities and his enthusiasm is contagious.”

Sue Smith , Holmbush Primary School

“This is a belated email to say thank you so much for your wonderful shows last week. The feedback from the children and the staff was very positive indeed. We`ve had some lovely emails from parents too about the whole week and about how their children have gone `maths crazy` at home!”

D Kerr, Holly Spring Infant and Nursery School School

“A very enjoyable day, jam-packed with simple, fun and non-threatening mathematical activities which can be effectively used across the primary age-range.”

Meg Verrall, Head of Pre-Prep, St Andrew`s, Pangbourne

“An excellent training session – interactive, hands-on participation which brought the theory alive.”

Charlie Lee, Copthorne Prep School

“Andrew performed 4 shows for our pupils who ranged from Reception to Year 7. Every session was engaging and fun, and Andrew`s enthusiasm and love of maths shone through. The pupils haven`t stopped talking about his shows since.””

Jenny Butcher, Clipston Primary School

“In December, I attended the NCETM training at Cambridge University on `Working with the New Curriculum`. Whilst there you gave a workshop on Algebra and the New Curriculum, which was truly inspiring!”

Simon Stannard, Holy Family Catholic Primary, Langley

“Hi Andrew Just like to say thank you for putting on the show yesterday, the children really enjoyed it and I had them asking me about seeing patterns in their numbers today, which made my life a lot easier – long may it continue.”

Cy Daruvalla, Redwood Park Secondary Special School, Portsmouth

“I have had nothing but positive feedback from both pupils and staff following your shows last Thursday – we all enjoyed it very much!”

Krina Desai, Class Teacher, Delce Academy

“Some fantastic ideas on how to help children visualise problems as well as how to help each other within the classroom.”

Milly Stapley, Fernhurst Junior School

“Andrew has given me more confidence with teaching maths and practical problem-solving activities that are creative and stimulating”

Lisa, Cranleigh

“I attended Andrew`s ‘The Magic of Maths’ show with my daughter last night in Cranleigh. What a fantastic hour of learning and fun! Andrew gives so much energy to his show, involving many members of the audience, mixing tons of humour with education, and I think the children, parents and teachers all equally enjoyed what

Molly, 9 and 3/4 (and Mum), Park Mead Primary School, Cranleigh

“Mum, I won’t be able to sleep tonight – I’m too excited about Maths!”….not something her mum said she’d ever heard before!!”

Samantha Patterson, Head of Mathematics, Glebelands School

“Hi Andrew, Many thanks for a brilliant evening yesterday – all the feedback was really positive and there were lots of happy faces leaving at the end!”

Andy Creighton, Cedars School of Excellence, Greenock, Scotland

“Hi Andrew I was at your workshop at Stirling Uni on Saturday and enjoyed it very much. It gave me some great ideas to take into the classroom and was very entertaining too, essential when you`re doing `work` on a Saturday!”

Carrie Maynard, Maths Coordinator, Maths Coordinator St Andrew`s School Furnace Green

“Hi Andrew, I thoroughly enjoyed your algebra session at Brighton last week (never thought I`d say the words `enjoy` and `algebra` in the same sentence!!!”

Debbie Jones, Maths Leader, Polegate School

“Hi Andrew, Thank you for such a great day! Everybody enjoyed it and have suggested some good ways to raise the profile and standards of maths in the classroom!”

Calke, Year 5, Derby High School

“Dear Andrew, We wanted to tell you how much we’ve enjoyed you magical maths extravaganza this morning. You really helped us to see new mathematical patterns and ideas – they’ve stuck in our minds, so we’ll never forget them! You made it fun and educational. You were funny, no, in fact, you were HILARIOUS! Lots

Karen Fisher, Y6 teacher, The Pines School, Bracknell

“An engaging and useful course that will link to teaching from tomorrow. Massive thank-you!”

Ian Thomas, Princes Mead School

“Hello Andrew, I hope this finds you well. I attended the Outstanding Maths course in London a few weeks ago and meant to email earlier, but report writing was all consuming. Thank you so much for your inspiring talk, especially on Algebra! I will definitely be using the ‘see saw’ next year.””

Nicola Percy, Head teacher, Aldborough Primary Free School

“Andrew was both enthusiastic and realistic about working with children and the challenges of working in a busy school. He offered super, practical ideas.”

Nikki Kulin, Farlington School

“Re-ignited my love of teaching maths.”

Ben Thwaites, St Josephs Primary School, Bracknell

“Hi Andrew, Just a quick thank you for the inset the other night – it went down really well and has generated lots of chatter around the school! We tried out the ************* in Year 4 today…. really good fun!”

Mick Macve, BHASVIC

“Hi Andrew, Thanks very much for the fantastic presentation you gave last night. Everyone was very impressed and apparently the Twitter traffic has been very positive. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.”

Teaching Assistant, Cottesmore St Mary`s Primary, Hove

“I found this INSET inspiring – it was a real eye-opener.””

Year 7 Student, Monkton Heathfield School, Taunton

“Andrew Jeffrey was a real eye opener to me and he made me feel more confident in maths and has made me feel that maths isn`t just numbers and difficult equations – It is a fun subject that can create magical maths.“

Paul Shouksmith, Assistant Head, St Andrews School, Eastbourne

“A big thank you for yesterday evening’s lecture. It was very well received by staff and pupils and was pitched at just the right level – thank you!”

Richard Townshend, Headteacher, Sir Henry Fermor CofE Primary School, Crowborough

“The principles discussed today are universal educational truths. I turned up expecting to learn about maths; I went away having learnt about education, and how children learn best.”

Jane Midwinter, Headteacher, Motcombe Infants School, Eastbourne

“It gave me time to reflect on my own practice with confidence.”

Miranda Masters, Y2 leader, Park Hill Infants School, Croydon

“My brain has definitely been to the gym! Fun and inspiring activities with lots of take-home activity ideas.”

Nikki, Y1 teacher, St Andrew`s Prep, Pangbourne

“A very inspirational INSET, thank you. Some super creative ideas – many simple, yet very effective!”

Sue Nelson, Liverpool College Junior School

“Excellent INSET. One of the most enjoyable, useful and memorable, thank you. Also not threatening for the less confident.”

Emma Chamberlain, SENCO, Holly Spring Infants School

“Today I enjoyed a maths lesson for the first time in 38 years.”

Cathy Braithwaite, St Francis School, Pewsey

“Thank you SO much for a great day yesterday Andrew – it was everything we had hoped for and more!”

Isabel Hellyer, Downview Primary, Felpham

“Dear Andrew We had a great day, thank you so much for visiting! The whole school was so excited and enthused about your sessions!”

Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show

“You couldn`t get us any more excited than you already have done!”

Pauline Jacobs, Surrey Home-based Childcare Advisory Team Manager

“Hi Andrew I would like to personally thank you for a great presentation you delivered at our quality assured network childminder conference last Saturday. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed this session and there was lots of positive feedback.”

Laura Budd, Teacher, Delce Academy, Rochester

“The day was well planned, balanced and very informative. It provided us with lots of ideas as well as the mathematical reasoning behind it.”

Peter Makower, Westbrook Hey School

“Yet again you gave an INFORMATIVE, ENJOYABLE and INSPIRATIONAL INSET. I have only had positive feedback. Many thanks.”

Radka Newby, The Training Partnership

“Dear Andrew What a way to end the day! As they left, the students were bubbling with excitement. Not only did they enjoy the magic, they also went away appreciating a little more of the power of mathematics. Thank you for a great finale.”

Basil Kupersamy, Elson Junior School, Gosport

“Andrew Jeffrey started our Maths Week with a mesmerising show that astounded all our children (also the reluctant ones). They were in awe of his mathematical message and magic. He has made a lasting impression on our children and they make links to what they have learned from him to what they are doing in

Anon, British School, Rome

“The Ros Wilson of Maths.”

Barbara Clarke, New Rickstones Academy

“Andrew was supremely helpful and tailored the day to suit the students and the outcomes I asked for. An excellent day.”

Simon Hitchings, Headmaster, St Aubyns School, Rottingdean

“It was a pleasure to see you last Friday and I wanted to write to say how much I appreciated your work with the children. It was exactly what I had hoped for – stimulating, exciting, attention-grabbing and challenging. I believe it will have done some of our children a world of good in reminding

Teaching Assistant, Maths Conference, Bath.

“That was the best training day I have attended in over 16 years – thank you.”

Martin Neill, Head of Maths, Moira House School, Eastbourne

“Andrew had students and staff in the palm of his hand. His tricks had a `wow factor` as did his messages about maths and how to approach he subject positively. Our maths lessons have certainly improved as a direct result of his visit. What more could we ask?! Thank you Andrew (and of course, Maths

Marion May, Lead Maths Consultant, West Berkshire

“I was in the audience at the OCR Talk Maths Day at the Magic Circle Headquarters last Thursday and thought your presentation was outstanding and very inspirational.“

Marion Linnott, St Peter`s Infants School, Hove

“A fabulous input into our maths week. Andrew shared his positive attitude to maths with the children. A fabulous magic show using the puppets!”

Jonathan Brough, City of London School for Girls

“Pupils and staff alike greatly enjoyed Andrew`s visit. Children`s appetite for mathematics was refreshed, as was their self-confidence. A BRILLIANT day which has resulted in much discussion and enthusiasm to explore patterns in numbers.”

Steve Roberts, The City School, Sheffield

“A thoroughly enjoyable experience which staff and students alike enjoyed. We set Andrew a real challenge with a range of audiences and the messages we needed students to hear. Andrew really did deliver – thanks.””

Tamsin Bramley, Headington Prep, Oxford

“Thank you so much for a wonderful `magic maths` day yesterday. We all thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and Monkey and Eric!! I`ve heard many children and staff enthusing about your exciting shows and how you made maths fun. It has definately been the highlight of maths week! The children were still attempting to play the

Jenny Norris, Surrey Explorers G+T Club

“Thank you so much for a tour de force on Sunday. Everyone really enjoyed it. Maths is not supposed to be so much fun! It gave our club a real boost and people will think, for a while at least, that Explorers is really worth coming to. It was bound to be something special, but

Amy Hooker, Royal Institution, London

“Dear Andrew, Just a quick note to thank you for a lovely masterclass on Saturday. I know it was appreciated by pupils and staff!”

Paul Wilkinson, Head of Maths, Tottington High School, Spceialist Maths and Computing College

“Students made the link between maths and patterns; your show broke down barriers to thinking, and was a confidence builder.”

Ann Ubsdell, Highbury Fields School, Islington

“Thank you for a truly inspiring day“

Peter Broad, Organiser, BT Young Scientist Exhibition, Dublin

“Hi Andrew, I just wanted to say thank you again for your wonderful performances during your week in Dublin. I hope that you really enjoyed your Young Scientist experience.”

Jane Ashfold, Feltonfleeet Prep School

“The Magic of Maths Show was fantastic from start to finish. Easy and enjoyable for staff and very rewarding for every pupil who watched or participated.”

Pete Fleeman, Ernest Bevin Secondary School, Tooting

“Thanks again for a fantastic few days, the kids really enjoyed themselves and a lot of the teachers raved about your show. A real success.”

Janine Blinko, Purfleet Primary School

“All staff went away with material and understanding they could use in their teaching. (INSET afternoon)”

Amanda Gray, Richmond Avenue Primary School, Southend

“The whole day was a complete success. The head was very impressed with everything so I get some brownie points too. Your Maths Day In A Box was an invaluable resource. I was very impressed and it was worth every penny. It took all the hard work out of planning the day and I would

Phill Allman, Margaret Beaufort Middle School, Bedford

“Just a quick note to say thank you for such a fantastic day! The children were raving about it on the way out to their parents and the buses. The parents evening tonight went really well and I had well over a dozen parents comment about how their children had been inspired by you.

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Jenny Davy, London SW and Surrey Further Maths Centre Manager

“Thanks again for a fabulous day on Tuesday; I hope you can be tempted back next year! I have written to the CHASE hospice with a cheque for £37 so thanks for that too.”

Parent of Year 8 girl,

“Thank you so much for your help – L has never had an A grade for a scholarship maths paper before – we don`t think she would have done this without your input. Many thanks again and best of luck with the Maths `business`.”

Michelle Howes, Parent at NAGC Meeting

“Your show was great because it made it OK to love Maths – it`s not geeky, it`s magic! You made us all laugh – it was great entertainment. Best of luck with focusing your career on the magic of maths, and thanks for making my daughter so happy.”

Michelle Graham, Davigdor Infants School, Brighton

“The show was magnificent. The positive feedback came from all angles – children, TAs and Teachers!!!”

Judi Wolstenholme, Daneshill Prep School

“The pupils are still talking about the shows, and think that I know how you did the tricks! You have been a real inspiration to them as well as to many of the staff and have also helped me to promote the department within the school and among the parents. Thank you again.”

Head Teacher, Infant & Nursery School, London

“Andrew Jeffrey came to our school recently and EVERYONE was hooked – kids, staff and parents. There were one or two people determined NOT to enjoy it but they just couldn`t help themselves!!! A fantastic day and everyone agreed it was money very well spent.”

Peter Makower, IAPS Area I Secretary

“One of the country’s leading maths education speakers.”

Primary Teacher, St George`s British International School, Rome

“I forgot to hand you the feedback sheet for Andrew but I just wanted to say thank you for organising his visit. It was the best inset I think I have ever had, very hands on, entertaining and informative!”

Christine Heffernan, Dersingham Infants School, London

“Hey there just wanted to thank you very much for the inset. All staff were very enthusiastic and have started teaching, brilliant stuff.”

David Gibbon, Ashdown House School

“Thoroughly impressed with the content and presentation. Can`t wait to implement new mindset and ideas.”

Lucy Bailey, The King Alfred School

“I haven`t enjoyed a course so much in a long time – the time just flew by and, if I had more energy/concentration span I would have liked it to have been longer!”

Carl Pattison, Deputy Head, Ethel Wainwright Primary School, Mansfield

“All eyes were fixed on Andrew, wanting him to perform the next piece of magic. As they did so their thoughts about maths were challenged and they were immersed in the wonders of [mathematical] patterns.”

Joyce Schorah, Aim Higher, University of Portsmouth

“Dear Andrew, A big thank you to you…I know that your presentations were well received by both pupils and teachers alike, and for my part it was great to work with someone who was so adaptable and open to suggestions and change.”

Mike Walton, Maths Subject Leader, St Paul`s Primary School, St Leonards,Hastings

“Many thanks for Monday… it was fantastic! Lots of positive comments from staff and children!”

Howard Auckland, Albrighton Primary School

“A fabulous show that focussed on the mathematical areas of weakness our school possessed in an entertaining and inspirational way! Thank you.”

Janice Clarke, Belfast Model Girls School

“Thank you again for everything, the feedback from the schools and year 8 pupils has been tremendous. We have all learnt a lot in a short space of time.”

Paul Hodson, Assistant Head Teacher, Swan Valley Community School

“Just a quick line to say thank you very much indeed for your day with us. I think the students were really engaged in it and there were really positive comments from students and staff, and from the adults with the Chinese visitors !”

Judi Wolstenholme, Head of Mathematics, Daneshill School

“Andrew, I just wanted to thank you for yesterday, my staff are really buzzing about your presentation and are keen to start using the ideas that you presented.”

Carol Bloomfield, Walker Primary School, Southgate

“The children couldn’t believe an hour had gone by. They were filled with enthusiasm and were still talking about the Mathemagician the next day.”

via email from Year 5 parent, Hoddern Junior School

“R. has already told me 4 times on the way home that this was his best day ever at school!”

Clare Levere, Hilden Oaks School, Tonbridge

“Andrew`s show appealed to all age-groups from 4 year-olds to 11 year-olds.Pupils hung on every word and loved the shows. He had their undivided attention for 100% of the time!”

Paige Davidson, Eaton House Pre-Prep

“Thank you so so much for Friday…all the teachers and boys thoroughly enjoyed it and I have had fantastic feedback! Thank you so so much again for all your hard work…there is a lot of magic happening around our school with your books.”

Paul Shouksmith, INSET training coordinator, St Andrews Eastbourne

“Dear Andrew, Just a note to say thank you very much for your input yesterday. I know that I and many others found your input on assessment useful and your magic tricks were as entertaining as ever”

Mike Trodd, Cecil Road Primary and Nursery school

“Lots of practical, useful and useable ideas for back at school. Excellent presentation and interaction from course leader.”

Dr Paul Hayton, Matthew Arnold Secondary School, Oxford

“Many thanks again for the maths magic show you did for us in June. The feedback from students was excellent”

Delegate at BEAM conference, London,

“Andrew was very inspiring and encouraged me to perceive mathematics from a new perspective”

Val Phillips, Garrett Hall Primary School

“I would definitely recommend a Magic of maths show. What a way to grab children`s attention and show them that maths is fun and addictive and magical!”

Head Teacher, Infant & Nursery School, London

“Andrew Jeffrey came to our school recently and EVERYONE was hooked – kids, staff and parents. There were one or two people determined NOT to enjoy it but they just couldn`t help themselves!!! A fantastic day and everyone agreed it was money very well spent.”

Peter Makower, IAPS Area I Secretary

“One of the country’s leading maths education speakers.”

Primary Teacher (un-named but genuine!), St George`s British International School, Rome

“I forgot to hand you the feedback sheet for Andrew but I just wanted to say thank you for organising his visit. It was the best inset I think I have ever had, very hands on, entertaining and informative!”

Christine Heffernan, Dersingham Infants School, London

“Hey there just wanted to thank you very much for the inset. All staff were very enthusiastic and have started teaching, brilliant stuff.”

Lucy Bailey, The King Alfred School

“I haven`t enjoyed a course so much in a long time – the time just flew by and, if I had more energy/concentration span I would have liked it to have been longer!”

Carl Pattison, Deputy Head, Ethel Wainwright Primary School, Mansfield

“All eyes were fixed on Andrew, wanting him to perform the next piece of magic. As they did so their thoughts about maths were challenged and they were immersed in the wonders of [mathematical] patterns.”

Joyce Schorah, Aim Higher, University of Portsmouth

“Dear Andrew, A big thank you to you…I know that your presentations were well received by both pupils and teachers alike, and for my part it was great to work with someone who was so adaptable and open to suggestions and change. “

Mike Walton, Maths Subject Leader, St Paul`s Primary School, St Leonards,Hastings

“Many thanks for Monday… it was fantastic! Lots of positive comments from staff and children!”

Howard Auckland, Albrighton Primary School

“A fabulous show that focussed on the mathematical areas of weakness our school possessed in an entertaining and inspirational way! Thank you.”

Janice Clark, Belfast Model Girls School

“Thank you again for everything, the feedback from the schools and year 8 pupils has been tremendous. We have all learnt a lot in a short space of time. “

Paul Hodson, Swan Valley Community School

“Just a quick line to say thank you very much indeed for your day with us. I think the students were really engaged in it and there were really positive comments from students and staff, and from the adults with the chinese visitors !”

Steph Lindley, Northumberland County Council

“Andrew, many thanks for such an entertaining and informative workshop and keynote speech. The evaluation forms said it all! “

Carol Donnelly, Staines Pre-Prep school

“Excellent interaction with children. The children and staff are still talking about the show several weeks later, as are the staff. Highly recommended.”

Adrian Lowe-Wheeler, St Cedd’s School, Norfolk

“Dear Andrew, I am writing to thank you for a most inspiring day’s course. I enjoyed the fact that it was very much a ‘hands-on experience.’ It gave me lots of ideas to try with my students for which I am sure they will be eternally grateful to you for!”

Val Phillips, Garrett Hall Primary School, Wigan

“I would definitely recommend a Magic of maths show. What a way to grab children`s attention and show them that maths is fun and addictive and magical!”

Carina Doré, Lyndhurst House Prep School, Hampstead, London

“Thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish, causing much discussion and enthusiasm for days afterwards. A lot of exciting, challenging and stimulating maths was performed and executed in all sessions which grabbed the boys` attention throughout. Thank you so much for coming to present it to us!”

The Pupils of Alleyn Court School, Southend,

“It was fun, fantastic, amazing, humorous and very clever.” “I feel more confident.” “Now maths is fun.” “I now know my 7 times table.” “Please come again soon!!””

Lisa Degnen, Middlesbrough Secondary Schools INSET day

“Thank you – on the evaluation forms you were considered the best INSET speaker of the whole day”

Marion Greaves, Maths Mates

“Hi Andrew Just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful session you did for us at Maths Mates.”

Gayle Long, Deputy Head, Attleborough Junior School

“All the pupils thoroughly enjoyed the `magic` and found that maths can be fun, interesting and exciting. All the pupils have been raving about the tricks and the presenter`s exuberant personality. A fantastic show enjoyed by all.”

Jo Dicker, Hugh Sexey Middle School

“You aim to be the no.1 maths performer in the UK and we feel that you are! Yet again fab shows pitched to the age of the pupils and the Year 7 Gifted and Talented Workshop was really good. We can`t wait to have you back.”

Chris Bonnet, Head of Primary Maths, Dulwich College, Seoul

“That was the most engaged I have ever seen the staff during INSET!”

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