The aim of the fellowship programme is to identify teachers of maths, science and design and technology who can make a significant contribution to the effective and inspirational teaching of their subject.
Hautlieu’s Tomi Owens has been awarded the fellowship for the academic year 2006/2007.
In 2001 Mr Owens completed an MSc in applied statistics.
His final dissertation was an analysis of attendance data at Hautlieu using time series methods and his interest in forecasting has since continued.
The fellowships provide an honorarium and support funding to allow the holder of the award to carry out curriculum development.
The three objectives for Mr Owens’s year as a Gatsby Fellow are to develop resources for the teaching of forecasting in GCSE mathematics; to lobby for the introduction of forecasting to AS and A2 mathematics; and to identify companies currently using forecasting as part of their business planning and to find ways for these companies to share their expertise with students.
With regards to the first objective, Mr Owens has begun to develop new resources and has demonstrated a number of active learning approaches to the teaching of time series at meetings of mathematics teachers from schools in Jersey.