La Salle Education is a UK based company dedicated to improving mathematics education. Our company consists of leading experts in mathematics teaching and learning, having been responsible for some of the major reforms in education in both the UK and overseas.
The key to improvement is to understand the entire process from teaching, learning, assessing and development. This is why our approach 'Complete Mathematics' provides a collaborative environment for each of these phases.
We believe that the answer to true improvements in mathematics education lies within the profession. 350,000 mathematics teachers and educators can be a powerful force for good when they work together. At La Salle, we are sure that bringing teachers and educators together in a long-term professional learning network can help each and every one of us to improve as teachers and bring benefits to the children in our care. The National Mathematics Teacher Conference and our other events will provide the forum for such collaboration.
Jean-Baptiste de la Salle is the patron saint of teachers. He was the leading figure in establishing the need for teacher professional development and pioneered the idea that education should be accessible to all. This spirit of egalitarianism and the commitment to teacher CPD drive our organisation.
Too often, publishers or awarding bodies create products for sale without understanding the day-to-day life of ordinary teachers. So many books, resources, materials and activities fall by the wayside because publishers have not taken account of the professional development need that the introduction of a different scheme demands. As education policy and initiatives change, resources that schools have invested large sums of money in become redundant.
At La Salle, we are teachers and we work with teachers. Our approach 'Complete Mathematics' is to have an ongoing relationship with the schools that subscribe to our services. It is not just a product, it is membership of a supportive community working together through professional learning networks to continually improve together.