This programme aims to support primary and secondary mathematics Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) in developing their approaches to maths school improvement work. It will provide a regional support programme for participants through three workshops and an online community. The workshops will run regionally in the North, the Midlands and the South.
The SLE programme is part of a strategy to support the development of local leaders of maths education (LLME) across the Maths Hubs Network. It is specifically designed to enable SLEs to develop leadership capacity and capability in the schools they support.
Who can take part?
The programme is for current maths SLEs linked to a Teaching School. It will benefit those who have previous experience of developing leadership capacity in schools or who are new to the role. Participants may work in any phase, but their SLE specialism must be in maths. Participants will be expected to commit to the full programme of activities and will need the support of the headteacher of their own school, and the support their Teaching School.
What is involved?
- three one-day regional workshops with a cohort of maths SLEs, exploring school improvement implementation processes (such as the Work Group model) and pedagogical interventions (such as teaching for mastery)
- an online community
- SLEs carrying out and evaluating their own maths school improvement initiative.
What will you learn?
- Acquire skills in driving maths improvement
- Know and understand the challenges and barriers to school improvement in maths and how to tackle them
- Understand effective ways of teaching maths including teaching for mastery
- Incorporate new processes and models into their SLE practice
- Effectively evaluate and review maths school improvement models.
What is the cost?
The SLE Support Programme is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participants and their schools. Funding covers provision of the three face-to-face days. Travel costs will also be funded.
Successful SLEs will be sponsored by their local Maths Hub to cover supply costs for four days (the three face-to-face days and one day for gap task completion) at £200 per day.