Staff profile

Lyndsey Mollison

Lecturer in Mathematics - GCSE and Functional Skills

Lyndsey wearing a white top and black rimmed glasses, smiling.




Buxton & Leek College


Further Education Division

Research centre

Centre for Educational Research and Innovation


Buxton & Leek College (Buxton/Leek Campus)



Member of the University of Derby Skills Committee and an integral member of a Maths and English Team nominated as the 'TES Awards National Winner for Outstanding GCSE resit Provision' in Further Education in May 2021. I am passionate about lifelong learning and have focused my career in the Further and Higher Education Sector. Working in a dynamic team at Derby University across Buxton and Leek Campus.

Author of an online Functional Skills, Level 2 Maths Programme in collaboration with University of Derby Online Learning, delivering Maths to learners and apprentices, locally and nationally.

I have an excellent work ethic and perform very effectively as an individual and as part of a team. With a 'can co' philosophy I possess excellent skills in liaising with people from a diverse range of ages, cultures and commercial organisations.

Teaching responsibilities

I lecture GCSE Mathematics to learners in a classroom setting and deliver Functional Skills Mathematics to Higher Degree Apprentices from Level 4-7.

Professional interests

I am professionally interested in Mathematics research and collaborate with Nottingham University, sixth forms and Further Education Providers with a focus on GCSE resit students, 16 years plus. My professional interest also extends to learning in the life-long learning sector, supporting adult learners and adult apprentices in pursuit of a career change and further education learning requiring a Maths qualification to convert this aspiration into a reality.

Research interests

I collaborate with Nottingham University and the Centres for Excellence in Mathematics in research projects. Collaboration with Nottingham University focused on 'Dialogic Teaching and Learning' exploring strategies to engage learners to discuss, explain, prove and argue the reasoning behind mathematical concepts and topics. Joint learning through student dialogue is fostered and characterised by five dimensions. Collective, Reciprocal, supportive, cumulative, and purposeful.  

Centres for Excellence in Maths is a national improvement programme aimed at delivering sustained improvements in maths outcomes for 16-19 year olds. This research programme is funded by the Department for Education, collaborating with colleagues in post 16 settings exploring specific research areas of particular interest.


I hold a first-class degree in Accounting & Finance. A PGCE Level 7 qualification in Mathematics Teaching and 90 credits in a Level 7 Masters Degree in Education and Research.