Mr. Hurst - Subject Adviser


My name is Mr. Hurst and I attended St. Bede’s as a pupil, before being appointed as Subject Adviser for Mathematics in 1991.  During the intervening years, I worked as a Computer Programmer, Civil Servant and Museum Demonstrator, before studying for my Bachelor of Education degree at Christ’s and Notre Dame Catholic College.  Whilst at College, I also obtained the Catholic Teachers’ Certificate in Religious Education.

I gained my Master of Education degree (Distinction) from the University of Liverpool, in 2007; and completed a Postgraduate Certificate as a Primary Mathematics Specialist Teacher, at Edge Hill University, in 2012.

I am a qualified Rugby League Coach and Referee, having coached Lancashire Schoolboys, and refereed the curtain-raiser to the 1995 Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium.  I ran the first London Marathon, in 1981, and am currently ‘collecting’ Olympic Stadia, having run on the tracks in Athens, Melbourne and London!

In my spare time, I enjoy watching Widnes Vikings and Manchester United.  For many years I have been ‘treading the boards’, in an amateur capacity, taking part in shows and pantomimes, including my now ‘legendary’ performance (at least it is in my house!) as Fagin in ‘Oliver’, at the Brindley Theatre.

We do lots to support, encourage and inspire pupils at St. Bede's in mathematics, a subject I am so passionate about. We adopt a mastery approach to maths using the Maths No Problem series which has been assessed by the DfE’s expert panel, which judged that it met the core criteria for a high-quality textbook to support teaching for mastery. We also use Doodle Maths, an online learning platform which extends learning both in school and at home. 

Please click on the links below to access site that will deepen knowledge and understanding of key concepts - and they are also fun too!

If you have any questions about maths at St. Bede's, please click HERE.


Doodle Maths      MiniMaths (homeworks)         BBC Bitesize      Topmarks Maths Games

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Appleton Village, Widnes

Cheshire, WA8 6EL


0151 424 3386