14 June 2018
This month, find out about Maths Hubs projects you and your school can join in September. Recruitment is open now.
Also in this newsletter:
Maths Hubs projects 2018-19: free professional development opportunities
The full range of Maths Hubs projects starting in September has now been announced, and recruitment to local Work Groups within each national project has opened. These are professional development projects addressing maths teaching across the age range, from Early Years through to A level. Project-by project details are on the Maths Hubs programme website and a taste of what’s on offer is available on separate flyers covering Early Years/Primary and Secondary/Post 16 phases. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to work with your local Maths Hub to improve your professional skills and your pupils’ learning.
Teaching for Mastery - interviews and discussions
In a new video interview, a primary headteacher from Herefordshire tells how the participation of her Y2 and Y5 teachers in a Work Group, run by the Salop and Herefordshire Maths Hub in 2016-17, has led to an all-round improvement in maths attainment at the school; a similar story is told in our latest podcast episode, an interview with a primary headteacher from Birmingham.
A previous podcast took the form of a discussion with the two lead editors of the PD materials, which have been produced by the NCETM and Maths Hubs, to help teachers and schools implement a teaching for mastery approach.
Bespoke: news from the Maths Hubs Programme
The latest issue of Bespoke brings up-to-date news from the Maths Hubs Programme, including the announcement of moves to create two new Maths Hubs in the North West of England, and work priorities for next year, as well as an account of what maths teachers are doing on the expanding national mastery programme in secondary schools.
Planning ahead for September? NCETM resources to help you
If you’re planning ahead for September, this is a good time to take another look at our assessment support documents, available for Primary and Secondary. Also for primary teachers is our expanding suite of materials to support mastery professional development, and – aimed at Early Years – the initial tranche of resources to assist Early Years (and Year 1) practitioners who are introducing children to early number, using the CBeebies Numberblocks series as a launch pad.
Maths teaching CPD discussions on Twitter
Have you caught up with our weekly #mathscpdchat discussions on Twitter this term? Recent topics have included:
Before the end of the school year, there’s a chance to share your thoughts and ideas on:
- A discussion initiated by an item from our Questions, tasks and activities to support assessment: Year 6, and
- Time to ditch SOHCAHTOA? How to support deep understanding in trigonometry?
Join in on Twitter, Tuesday evenings 7-8pm, with the hashtag #mathscpdchat.
- The NCETM is working with MEI to run the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP), which aims to increase participation in A level Mathematics, A level Further Mathematics and Core Maths. Six more Regional Maths Improvement Leads are now being recruited, and each post-holder will coordinate AMSP support for schools/colleges within an AMSP region. They will work with school/college leadership teams to improve provision for level 3 mathematics. Full details are in our recruitment section, and applications close at 9am on 25 June
- Applications are now open for MEI’s Teaching A Level Mathematics (TAM) course, which is designed to support teachers of GCSE Mathematics in state-funded schools and colleges who wish to teach A level Mathematics for the first time. If you participate, a DfE subsidy is paid to your school/college towards the end of the course. This course is one of a wide range of the AMSP’s sustained professional development courses now taking applications, some starting in July, others early in the autumn term.
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If you haven't already registered on the NCETM website, it's free and easy, so please do register now. Once registered you can add your comments and join in the discussions, and gain access to a large collection of resources and information.
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