Hi, I’m Peps.

I’m an Associate Dean at the Institute for Teaching, working with smart folks on designing for teacher expertise. I’m also a co-founder at Numeracy Ready, and author of Memorable Teaching and Lean Lesson Planning.

I live in Brighton with a couple of lovely little kids and an incredible wife who’s currently trying to convince me to build a hot tub in the garden. Feel free to get in touch, I’m especially interested in anything you have to say about teacher expertise.

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And for those of you who are interested, here are some highlights from my CV:

Peps Mccrea

Award-winning Teacher Educator, Author and Social Entrepreneur.


  • Associate Dean (Learning Design), Institute of Teaching [2016-]
  • Senior Lecturer in Teacher Education, University of Brighton [2009-16]
  • Head of Math(s), Falmer High School [2007-09]
  • Lead Practitioner, Peacehaven Community School [2003-07]


  • NumeracyReady.co.uk // Numeracy skills test practice for teachers [2013-]
  • Staffrm.io // Professional learning community for teachers [2014-16]
  • OpenPlan.cc // Social lesson planning for teachers [Concept piece] [2014]
  • Mathagogy.com // Key debates in math(s) education for teachers [2012-16]



  • Lesson Planning Advisor, Department for Education [2015]
  • National Curriculum Advisor, Department for Education [2013]
  • Educational Consultant, Macmillan Digital Education [2013]
  • External Examiner, Open University [2012]


  • MRes Educational Research, University of Brighton [2014]
  • MA Educational Leadership, University of Sussex [2006]
  • PGCE Mathematics Education, University of Brighton [2003]
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath [2002]


  • Fellowship Award, The Young Academy [2014]
  • Fellowship Award, University of Brighton [2013]
  • Inspirational Tutor, Excellence Awards [2012]
  • Fasttrack Teacher, National College of School Leadership [2004]