David Watkins

Academic Coordinator (Work Based Placements) / Teaching Fellow


Teaching Fellow (part-time) specialising in Teacher Education and Mathematics Education, making contributions to the MSc Transformative Learning and Teaching (TLT), PGDE (Secondary) and Return to Teaching programmes.  Still actively practising as a maths teacher in secondary schools on a supply basis.

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

Current EdD student.

Interested in all areas of mathematical education and associated pedagogy.

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

Editor for maths for the Moray House Online School: https://schoolsonline.education.ed.ac.uk/


2005 - PGCE (Secondary Maths) (merit) - University of Edinburgh

2004 - MA (Hons) Mathematics - 1:1 - University of Edinburgh

Responsibilities & affiliations

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

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: tutorials, lectures, placement visits and assessing

PGDE (Secondary) Professional Studies: tutorials and marking

MSc Transformative Learning and Teaching (TLT): Developing Teaching Professionalism (1): tutorials

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

Return to Teaching course

Research summary

Interested in all aspects of secondary mathematical education and associated pedagogies, especially high-impact teaching strategies.

Current research interests

Involved as a contributor to the Shared Learning Spaces project.