David Watkins

Teaching Fellow


Teaching Fellow specialising in Teacher Education and Mathematics Education, making contributions to the MSc Transformative Learning and Teaching (TLT), PGDE (Secondary) and Return to Teaching programmes.

Academic Co-ordinator (Work Based Placements) for courses within Moray House School of Education and Sport from 2020 to 2023.

Formerly Principal Teacher (Mathematics and Numeracy) at Newbattle High School, Dalkeith (2014-2019) and before that Teacher of Mathematics at Newbattle High School (2005-2014).

Teacher of Maths at North Berwick High School, East Lothian 2021-present.   dwatkins@northberwickhigh.elcschool.org.uk

Interested in all areas of mathematical education and associated pedagogy.


2005 - PGCE (Secondary Maths) - University of Edinburgh

2004 - MA (Hons) Mathematics - University of Edinburgh

Responsibilities & affiliations

Academic Coordinator (Work Based Placements) in Moray House School of Education and Sport 2020-2023

Education Panel Member with General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS)

Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Appointee 

Fully registered with GTCS as a secondary maths teacher, with professional recognition in the field of Supporting Teacher Learning

Postgraduate teaching

PGDE (Secondary) Mathematics: course tutor

MSc Transformative Learning and Teaching (TLT): University Cluster Link

Return to Teaching course: course tutor

Research summary

Interested in all aspects of secondary mathematical education and associated pedagogies