Mr Danny Quinlan, Teacher of Mathematics
Mr Quinlan moved to the Island when he was 10, joining Sandham Middle School in year 6 before moving up to Sandown High School where he stayed to take Maths, Further Maths and Physics A-Levels. From there he went to the University of Reading to study a degree in Mathematics, but decided to leave after 2 years to study Secondary Mathematics Education at the University of Brighton to dedicate himself to becoming a maths teacher. He then returned to Reading and taught in a secondary school with sixth form before deciding to come back to the island in January 2018.
Outside of school, Mr Quinlan is active in scouting and helps to run a local troop with main adventurous interests being archery and rifle shooting. He also spends (apparently) far too much time playing video games on his PC and is a big fan of Disney and Harry Potter.
Mr Quinlan spent a year looking into global maths pedagogy and the psychology behind learning, before doing his teaching placements in Berkshire and graduating in 2016. He taught in a secondary school in Reading where he was the specialist in Mechanics and Decision maths at A-Level, whilst also being KS3 Co-ordinator for the maths department.
Mr Quinlan’s goals…
Mr Danny Quinlan
A Levels in Maths, Further Maths & Physics – Sandown High School
Undergraduate Degree in Secondary Mathematics Education – University of Brighton
Expectations of pupil progress
A progress measure identifies improvement in learning and therefore is a good measure of the impact an individual teacher has had on a pupil or class. Pupils are expected to make a minimum of 3 points’ progress in each subject each year. As part of teacher appraisals we will report on the average progress made by classes taught by each of our teachers. An average of three points is the expected progress measure. A progress measure of 4 points or more highlights good to outstanding teaching and learning. All progress measures at the Island Free School are taken from externally marked or moderated exams taken at the end of the year.
Mr D. Quinlan – Teacher of Mathematics
Average progress made by:
All pupils taught: 3.0
Free Schools Meals pupils: 3.0
Pupil Premium: 3.4
SEN pupils: 5.7
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