Introducing our Maths Subject Advisors...

OMD10695-Subject-Advisor-Biographies-Neil-Ogden-300x200px-1Neil Ogden

Part of the Team since 2012

"I've worked in a variety of qualification lead roles at OCR for a number of years, having joined the maths team in 2012. I led the development of the current GCSE (9-1) Maths qualification (J560) and following its accreditation, most of my time is spent supporting teachers delivering the qualification. I also help put together our monthly Total Maths newsletter and regularly publish to the @OCR_Maths Twitter account. In addition to my work in the maths team, I also have a lead role in supporting private candidates taking our qualifications. Outside of work I enjoy a range of music, theatre and art, as well as trying to grow things in the garden." 

Ruth WroeRuth Wroe

Part of the Team since 2014

"I support the Level 3 maths qualifications and have chief responsibility for Core Maths A and B. I joined the maths team in 2014, working on the development of A Level Maths. Previously, I taught maths in the UK, New Zealand, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar. Outside of work I care for my elderly parents but in my spare time I enjoy travelling, live music, real ale and dog walking." 

CarolineCaroline Hodgson 

Part of the Team since 2002

"I've worked at OCR since 2002 in a variety of different roles within the maths team. I have been involved in the development of many GCSE Maths qualifications and currently have responsibility for GCSE Maths and Entry Level Maths.

In my spare time, I enjoy playing rounders and board games as well as spending time with my two sons."

OMD10695-Subject-Advisor-Biographies-Steve-Walker-300x200pxSteven Walker

Part of the Team since 2014

"I joined OCR in 2014 during the major qualification reform period and I now primarily focus on supporting the Level 3 maths qualifications. I originally studied engineering before completing a PGCE in secondary mathematics. I began my teaching career with VSO in Malawi and I've taught maths in both the UK and overseas."


Amy Dai

Part of the Team since 2023

“I’ve been teaching for five years, with experience in both state and independent schools. I’m excited to bring my knowledge and experience into a role that allows me to support teachers across the nation.

I graduated from the University of York with a degree in Mathematics and Economics and continued learning throughout my teaching career, recently gaining an MA in Education. When I’m not working, I enjoy playing video games and board games.” 

Get in touch 

Subject Advisor: Neil, Ruth, Caroline, Steven and Amy


Phone: 01223 553998

Twitter: OCR_Maths

Qualifications: GCSE (9-1) Mathematics, A Level Mathematics A and B (MEI), A Level Further Maths A and B (MEI), Core Maths A and B (MEI), Entry Level Maths and Level 3 FSMQ: Additional Maths - find out more.


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