Nearly at the longest day – so here’s some summer reading for you! We’ve got a new senior leader video interview about embedding teaching for mastery in a primary school.
Also this month:
New teaching for mastery head teacher interview
Another video in our series of school leader interviews has just gone live: this one is from Wath Primary CE School, near Rotherham, South Yorkshire. In this 25-minute interview, the headteacher, Paul Beevor, gives a management perspective on how teaching for mastery has been introduced at the school.
Maths Hubs Network – free Conferences and Networking Opportunities for teachers of SEND pupils
The Maths Hubs Network is holding two free conferences this summer at a London school, for teachers of pupils with special educational needs or disabilities, collectively known as SEND pupils:
- Wednesday 28 June, for teachers of mathematics in special schools
- Friday 30 June, for teachers of mathematics to SEND pupils in mainstream schools.
Maths Hubs in the South West are also holding a free conference the following day, at a college in Taunton:
- Saturday 1 July, for teachers of mathematics working with SEND pupils.
More information about each of the three conferences can be found by clicking the links in the bullet points above, which include links to online booking; the booking deadline for the London conferences is 20 June.
Final chance this year for primary schools to apply to join Teaching for Mastery Programme
Applications close this Friday, 16 June, for the next round of recruitment of primary schools to the funded Teaching for Mastery Programme, run by Maths Hubs across England. Each Maths Hub is looking for around 50 schools, for a year-long programme of professional development, led by trained Mastery Specialists. Each school will belong to a Maths Hub Work Group, consisting of six or seven primary schools, and led by a Mastery Specialist from a nearby school. As well as receiving this free training, the recruited schools will receive financial support to release teachers for workshops, and towards buying textbooks.
Maths teaching CPD discussions on Twitter - #mathscpdchat
Have you caught up with our weekly discussions on Twitter this term? Recent topics have included:
Before the end of the school year, join in to share your thoughts and ideas on:
- maths homework (tonight, 13 June)
- effective and efficient ways of providing feedback to pupils (20 June), and
- what you are doing this term to plan ahead for the next school year (27 June).
Each discussion takes place 7-8pm – using the hashtag #mathscpdchat.
- The Jo Walters Trust, set up in memory of a young maths teacher who died in a cycling accident, offers grants of up to £1000 to support projects which help and inspire pupils to engage with maths. To apply, complete the online form, giving details of your project proposal, including what you intend to do, and your timescale. The closing date for applications is 30 June.
- Applications are also open for travelling fellowships from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT), which funds educational trips for teachers travelling abroad to look at good and innovative practice. Full details, including eligibility criteria and an online application form, are available on the WCMT website. Applications close at 5pm on 19 September 2017.
- An international study, backed by the DfE, into how maths is taught, is looking for 85 secondary schools in England willing to have two of their maths lessons on quadratic equations videoed and analysed for how pupils react to what the teacher is doing and saying.
The filming will take place in the next school year, starting in October 2017. Recruitment has already started, and you can find more details about the Video Study here.
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