Upon receiving the upsetting news of the passing of Vicky Neale - due to become the next President of The Mathematical Association - and following a period of grieving and reflection, The Mathematical Association can now confirm that Charlie Stripp has accepted its invitation to be its President for 2024-2025.
Charlie is a passionate advocate of mathematics education at all levels, from primary school to university.
As Chief Executive of the maths education charity, Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI), Charlie leads an organisation which plays a national role in mathematics curriculum development and teacher professional development. MEI plays a key role in the development and leadership of major government-funded programmes to improve maths education: the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP), the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) and the Maths Hubs Programme.
Charlie joined MEI in 2000 to lead the initial development of what is now the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP), supporting teachers and students of AS/A level Maths, AS/A level Further Maths and Core Maths throughout England. The AMSP and its predecessor programmes have been funded nationally by successive governments since 2005.
In 2010, Charlie became MEI’s Chief Executive and since 2013 he has also been Director of the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM), whilst continuing as MEI’s Chief Executive.
His curriculum development work includes working on the reforms that led to the current GCSE and AS/A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics qualifications, and pioneering the development of the Core Maths qualifications. This summer he chaired the Department for Education’s Expert Advisory Group on maths to 18.
Before joining MEI in 2000, he taught maths in the state sector for 10 years, both in secondary schools and in a large Further Education College.
Since first training to be a teacher, Charlie has been a member of the Mathematical Association, serving as Chair of Teaching Committee and a member of the MA’s Council in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
He was awarded an MBE for services to education in 2015.