About Us

About DU!

Deepening Understanding was launched in 2016 to provide a range of tasks, which can be used during mathematics as well as grammar lessons, to challenge the minds of primary pupils and add depth to their learning. We hope that you find the resources, which we provide, useful and can recommend our website deepeningunderstanding.co.uk to others! Our subscribers mean everything to us so if you’ve joined, we welcome resource requests from you.

Our Team

As a result of your fantastic support, Deepening Understanding has grown quickly. We are now a team of thirteen full-time teachers who work together (alongside our current jobs) to make resources exclusive for other professionals; our board is made up of key individuals from our Executive Director’s family:

Executive Director

Ben Mayoh


Mary Mayoh

Secretary/Admin Assistant 

Natalie Armes-Bonham

CPD Lead Trainer

Claire Martin (NCETM PD Lead / MaST)

Resource Lead

Steph Gibson

Comprehension Resource Team Lead 

Laura Curtis

Comprehension Team

Abbie Nicholls

Rachel Walker

Maria Wall

Charlotte Williams

Maths Resource Team Lead

Gill Wallace

Maths Team

Lucy Morley

Matt Roberts

Additional Resource Designers

Mollie Hughes

Kirsty Sparks

Nicola Walker

In addition to our team, we also use various other ‘freelance’ designers who work on small resource allocations during busy periods. 

We hope you enjoy the world of DU – Happy Teaching!