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Coventry, Warwickshire and Africa Maths Advocate Gets Global Platform

Dr Adam Boddison IGGY University of WarwickDr Adam Boddison, a passionate advocate of mathematics, who has led programmes to promote the teaching of Mathematics in Coventry, Warwickshire and Africa, has been given a global platform as he has just been appointed the Academic Principal of the International Gateway for Gifted Youth (IGGY), an international network of the brightest and most creative young people from around the world, based at the University of Warwick.

Dr Boddison is a graduate of the University of Warwick (all three of his degrees were awarded by Warwick) and he also served as a mathematics teacher at Coventry’s Finham Park School.

He has a passion to ensure that all young people receive every chance to excel at Mathematics to the best of their ability Warwick which is why he took on the role of Area Coordinator for Coventry and Warwickshire for the Further Mathematics Support Programme which gives teaching support to Warwickshire schools which otherwise would not have the resource to deliver further mathematics A levels to all the pupils who wanted to take the subject in their schools. He was then offered the opportunity to become the Course Director for the teacher training component of the University of Warwick’s Warwick in Africa programme which gave professional assistance to Mathematics teachers in African Schools.

Dr Boddison says: "I am very much looking forward to working with some of the brightest young people across the world. I am confident that my role as Academic Principal will allow me to have a significant impact in the development of these students, giving them the opportunity to reach their full potential."

Adam was also a Lead Practitioner for the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust and a Mathematics Advisor for the National Challenge Programme. Adam has also completed three degrees at Warwick and has been part of the Residential Life Team for almost 10 years. In 2010, Adam was seconded from Warwick to the RSA Academy in Tipton, one of the University of Warwick’s Trust Schools, to support their vision of transforming learning and raising standards.

Dr Boddison will take up his new role in July and will help develop IGGY’s strategic vision in addition to providing direction in relation to the academic content.

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Peter Dunn, email:
Head of Communications, Communications Office, University House,
University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 8UW, United Kingdom
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PR65 PJD 17th April 2012