2041. Jamie Frost
Dr Jamie Frost, from Surrey, is a maths teacher who launched a free tuition site when schools were closed for the pandemic, sharing teaching resources which have now been downloaded over 10 million times. Jamie’s site was a lifeline for pupils and teachers during COVID-19, developing virtual white board software and tools to help teachers monitor students’ progress in real time.
All resources on the site are free and approximately half of all secondary schools in the UK have used ‘DrFrostMaths’ in some capacity. Jamie registered the site as a charity in 2021 and is continuing to expand the platform’s capabilities within the UK and to support schools worldwide.
The award for Jamie comes on National Numeracy Day, part of a national campaign to encourage adults and children to build their confidence and skills with maths, where anyone can sign up for a free digital pack of materials and resources.
In a personal letter to Jamie, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said:
“I passionately believe that we have got to start prizing numeracy as a vital skill for life, every bit as essential as reading. So I was inspired to hear about the way that ‘DrFrostMaths’ is helping young people to improve their numeracy skills.
“The resources that you shared when schools were closed during the pandemic, provided a crucial lifeline for pupils and teachers. The website has now received over 10 million downloads and continues to serve thousands of schools worldwide.”
“I am really delighted for our work to be recognised in this way. Our charity has been expanding considerably in the last year and we are excited to make good maths education available to a wider audience, as well as expanding our content offering and finding innovative ways to engage and inspire learners.”
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