Meet the LUSoM Team

Head of School

Peter Tiltman

Meet Pete Tiltman, our new Head of School joined LUSoM in May 2022. Pete’s love of Maths started at an early age, and he studied three separate maths A-Levels when he left High School. After College he went on to Cambridge University where he achieved his degree in Mathematics at Christ’s College. 

After University Pete decided to do Voluntary Services overseas where he travelled to a small village called Himbirti in Eritrea in Africa where he taught English and Maths to pupils from 12 to 22 years of age! 

Upon returning to the UK Pete qualified as a teacher and began his teaching career in the UK. He was Head of Maths at a Blackpool High school for several years before becoming Head of Sixth Form and then Assistant Head Teacher at Turton School in Bolton before he joined LUSoM for the next adventure.  

“I am incredibly excited to be the Head Teacher of LUSoM. It is the dream job for me: leading a community of students with a passion for maths and science; giving them an opportunity to go above and beyond the curriculum; preparing them to study at the top universities in the country; going on to prestigious careers in STEM. Housed in our brand new, state-of-the-art facilities, we can act as a central point to help develop maths and science provision across Lancashire.”

Peter Tiltman
Assistant Headteacher and Teacher of Maths

Francis Goodburn

Francis Goodburn joins LUSoM in August 2022 as Assistant Headteacher. A proud Yorkshireman, after studying 8 A-Levels at a comprehensive school in Harrogate, Francis attended Oxford University where he studied Mathematics and Computer Science. While at university, he was the organ scholar of his college, St John’s, and he still plays and teaches the piano and organ in his spare time.

Before joining the team at LUSoM, he taught in a variety of schools and colleges in Yorkshire, most recently as Head of Mathematics and lead teacher for gifted and talented students.

At LUSoM, Francis has responsibility for safeguarding as the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead (which draws on his experience in a previous career as a child protection social worker), support for most able students and those with special educational needs or disabilities, university applications and careers, and curriculum quality assurance.

“I cannot wait for the opening of LUSoM; I can already sense in the excitement of the staff team just how special this community will be. I am particularly keen to make sure that our school is a fully inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and thrive – maths is for everyone regardless of their circumstances or background and it is crucial that our school reflects the diversity of the community we serve. The only stipulation for being part of our community is a talent and passion for maths!

As Assistant Head and Safeguarding Lead, my door will always be open to any student, parent or staff member who has a concern for a cup of (Yorkshire!) tea and a chat.”

Francis Goodburn
Teacher of Physics

Ella McConville

Ella McConville is our new LUSoM Physics teacher joining us in September 2022. Ella’s love of maths and physics developed since she was small, spending hours discussing relativity and space with her family.

Ella went on to study Maths and Physics at A-Level and upon leaving college went to Edinburgh university where she achieved a BSc in Physics. During her time at Edinburgh, Ella volunteered with programmes to encourage students to go to higher education, providing them with the required skills to get there.

Ella turned her passion into profession and qualified as a physics teacher after entering a training course upon completing university. Ella worked at a University technical college, before moving on to a comprehensive and has been teaching there for the past 4 years before joining LUSoM.

“LUSoM is an incredible opportunity both for myself and the students who will be able to study there. I am extremely excited to work alongside the team and the wealth of talented pupils. Maths is the language of our universe and I look forward to be able to discuss this daily with people who love it as much as I do.”

Ella McConville
Outreach Manager

Marie Collins

Marie is our Operations Manager. Marie looks after the administrative and student support functions of the school alongside the management and coordination of the outreach programme for the Lancaster University School of Mathematics.

Marie graduated from Lancaster University and followed a career in business development and project management, running her own business for a decade before changing paths to work in Education. Marie has worked with LUSoM since January 2021 and is very much looking forward to the next stages.

Marie Collins