David Boorman

Name: David Boorman
Department: Children, Education and Communities
Current position: Senior Lecturer in Primary Mathematics and PGCE Professional Practice Coordinator
Email: david.boorman@edgehill.ac.uk
Location: Ormskirk Main Campus, Faculty of Education


  • Year 6 Primary School Teacher in NW from 2006 to 2010.
  • Key Stage 1 Leader 2010 – 2013.
  • Part-time secondment at Edge Hill University teaching on the Maths Specialist Teacher programme, 2012 -2013.
  • Mathematics Subject Leader 2017 to date.


  • BSc Business Studies, Lancaster University – 1999 to 2002.
  • MSc Media Production and Distribution, Lancaster University – 2002 to 2003.
  • PGCE Primary, Edge Hill University – 2005 – 2006.
  • Maths Specialist Teacher Programme, Manchester Metropolitan University 2010 to 2012.
  • PgCERT – Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Edge Hill University 2013 to 2015.
  • MSc Education (Mathematics), 2017

Interests and Achievements

David has has worked for Pearson marking writing, reading and spelling, punctuation and grammar Key Stage 2 Tests. More recently he has worked for the NfER in their coding of Key Stage 2 mathematics assessment materials.

Achievements – Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Research interests – David has interests in Lesson Study as a strategy for professional development and the use of calculators in the primary school classroom. David intends to begin a PhD focusing on effective pedagogy in the teaching of multiplication.

Refereed journal article:

Boorman, D (2015) ‘Should Primary School Children be ‘Calculator Aware’ or ‘Calculator Beware’?’ TEAN, 7 (1), pp. 74 – 86.


David presented initial lesson study findings at the 2015 BERA conference, Belfast. The presentation focus was on the impact of a lesson study project on teachers’ pedagogy and beliefs about teaching.