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NCETM Newsletter - April 2018


Created on 18 April 2018 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 18 April 2018 by ncetm_administrator

Hopefully you’ve had a refreshing break and are ready for the final stretch of the academic year! Maths Hubs across England are now starting to recruit more primary schools, as the Teaching for Mastery Programme expands further.

Also this month:

Large scale recruitment of primary schools to join funded Teaching for Mastery Programme

The NCETM and Maths Hubs are recruiting more than two thousand primary schools to join ongoing professional development work in the field of teaching for mastery from September 2018.

All 35 Maths Hubs in England will set up around a dozen Work Groups, each consisting of six or seven closely-grouped primary schools and led by a trained primary Mastery Specialist. Mastery Specialists are school-based teachers who have already successfully developed teaching for mastery in their own schools and been trained to support other schools in introducing the same approaches.

We’ve brought together a number of elements about the programme on our mastery recruitment page – including case studies and a short video, as well as full details of the programme and how to apply to take part.

Advanced Mathematics Support Programme to be managed by MEI

The NCETM’s consortium partner, Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI), has been awarded the contract to manage the new Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP), which will support level 3 mathematics, including AS and A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics, and Core Maths qualifications.

The work, which starts on 1 May 2018, will continue the close cooperation between MEI and the NCETM in all areas of maths education, from Early Years to post-16.

There's more information on MEI's website.

Reviewing the information we hold about you

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes in to force on 25 May. This is a good opportunity to review the information we hold about you, which you provided when you registered with us - for example, your name, your email address and the establishment where you work. Once you're logged in, you can see and review all your user account information here. If you need more assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

In brief

  • Grants are available to support those attending MEI’s 2018 Conference: Autograph is offering a 50% bursary to a limited number of new career teachers (apply by 20 April), and LMS CPD grants are being offered to practising UK teachers to help cover conference costs (apply by 30 April). MEI’s conference page has more details.
  • By the way, MEI has a new role to fill, that of Deputy Chief Executive. If you’re interested in applying, please see their vacancies page for more information.
  • The LMS Popular Lectures 2018 take place in London on 4 July, repeated in Birmingham on 19 September. This year’s lecturers are Katie Steckles (‘Maths’ Greatest Unsolved Puzzles’) and Jennifer Rogers (‘Risky Business’). The lectures are free to attend, but booking is required – find out more.
  • Moneywise is accepting entries for their Personal Finance Teacher of the Year competition, offering schools with the best personal finance teachers £12 500 to spend on equipment. You can enter in primary and secondary categories, and the closing date for submissions is 30 April.

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