Mr Mike Rickhuss

Senior Lecturer in Secondary Education

Email address: Phone number: 01902 32 3044 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Education Areas of expertise: Secondary Education, Mathematics


Over the last 40 years I have been involved with mathematics education as a teacher, local authority adviser and more recently as the lead for PGCE secondary mathematics teacher training. I have taught mathematics at all levels including undergraduate.  I have delivered significant amounts of secondary school INSET at mathematics departmental level, senior leader level and whole school. Currently I am researching the effects of lesson design in relation to teaching fractions.


  • Novell Computer Networks, Network Administration/Engineer (CNNE / CNNA), 1995.
  • The Open University, Master of Philosophy, 1993.
  • The Open University, Bachelor of Science (Hons. – 2:1), 1984.
  • Birmingham University, Pass Degree Computing, 1981.
  • The Open University, Bachelor of Arts Degree Maths, 1977.
  • Birmingham University, Certificate of Education 1973.

Previous professional experience

  • KS3/4/5 Curriculum Leader Maths Adviser Sandwell LA, 2002 to 2008.
  • Mathematics Consultant, Wolverhampton LA, 2001 to 2002.
  • Highfields School, Head of Faculty, 2000 to 2001.
  • Northicote School, Head of the Mathematics Faculty and a member of SLT, 1993 to 2000.
  • Part-Time work for Wolverhampton Adult Education during the 1980s Bilston Community College, 1994 to 1995.
  • Managing director of UNITRON Computers Ltd, 1990 to 1998.
  • Northicote School, Head of I.T. & 2nd in Mathematics, 1989 to 1993.
  • Northicote School, Second in Mathematics, 1984 to 1989.
  • Wolverhampton LA, Mathematics Support Team, 1981 to 1984.
  • The Northicote School, Assistant teacher, 1973 to 1981.