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Lucie Cheeseman

Accredited Facilitator (English-medium)


1999 Bachelor of Education with Hons validated by Oxford University, UK.

Contact details


P: 0800 267 300

M: 021 883 752

Accreditation Number: ACC 154

Region: Auckland

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Professional experience

For the past ten years Lucie has worked as a facilitator of Leadership and Mathematics, alongside this role she has also developed her own consultancy MathsMattersNZ.  The focus of her work has been diverse and varied supporting schools and communities of learning to develop effective pedagogy in mathematics, initiate and develop collaborative inquiries into effective, culturally responsive practices with the focus on enhancing the achievement of all learners.

After completing her teaching degree at Oxford University Lucie taught in the UK for 2 years and then made the big move to NZ.  Lucie has held numerous teaching positions from New Entrants to Years 7 and 8 in and around Auckland.  She has had many leadership positions ranging from Junior Learning Leader to Mathematics Curriculum Leader and Associate Principal.


Lucie has expertise in the following areas:

Change leadership

Successfully supported learning communities and LCC clusters to:

Implement teaching as inquiry pedagogy to ensure teaching is personalised and responsive to each individual student.

Use teaching as inquiry to evaluate pedagogy and practices to ensure they reflect future-focused education.

Support leadership of change within the school community.


Successfully supported learning communities to:

Gather and analyse school wide mathematics data to identify students’ learning needs and develop pathways for action

Support teachers to develop subject content knowledge in mathematics that promotes and enables high expectations and challenging, future focussed learning programmes.

Develop modern learning practices in innovative learning environments

Promote and support ongoing collaboration between staff to make the planning process collaborative, evidence based and streamlined.

Evaluative capability

Successfully supported learning communities to:

Collect a range of data to inform PLD and how it aligns to strategic goals, vision and beliefs

Collect and analyse qualitative and quantitative data about learners from multiple sources

Ensure all participants have a voice and ownership of the process

Identify target students from analysis of achievement data and track their progress.

Curriculum design and review

Led school wide implementation and review of the curriculum, reporting and assessment

Led and facilitated school-wide initiatives in mathematics, encompassing; gifted and talented, inclusion, and accelerated programmes.

Mentoring and coaching

Supported beginning teachers, experienced teachers,  school and curriculum leaders to develop personalised professional development programmes

Developing leadership capacity of teachers to ensure sustainable school wide change.
Work in class with teachers and leaders co-planning, co-teaching and modelling.

Conference presentations, keynotes, seminars, workshops

2014 – 2016: Presented at numerous Ministry of Education Programmes for Students training and impact days

2015 - Kohia Education mini conference - Taking the fear out of Mathematics

2014 - Kohia Education Centre Mini Conference - Making the Connections through Mathematical Problem Solving

2013 - 2017 Presented at Beginning Teacher programmes at Kohia Education Centre

2002 – 2016: More than 20 different Mathematics Lead Teacher symposia

2013 - Auckland Principals Association

2013 - New Zealand Primary Association for Mathematics

Personal statement

I am passionate about improving outcomes for all learners in Aotearoa.  I believe that every child deserves the opportunity to become an empowered, engaged, connected, lifelong learner motivated to achieve their personal best.  I thrive on the challenge and opportunity to support well trained, inquiring and reflective teachers and leaders who have what’s best for every learner at the heart of all decision making.

As a mum to two primary aged children I am privileged to view education through a range of lenses.  I firmly believe that partnerships with community and whanau are a key ingredient to our success.