- Published: 30/06/2021
Details of the new opportunities for schools to work with Maths Hubs and the NCETM in 2021/22 are now available. Whatever your current position, there’s something for your own professional development or to develop maths teaching across your department or school. Professional development projects are aimed at teachers in all school and college phases, from Early Years to post-16.
All projects this year will continue to reflect the fact that the knock-on effects caused by the coronavirus pandemic are still present, albeit hopefully diminishing during the coming new school year. There will, for example, continue be a variety of ways of teachers working together, including online collaboration.
All the CPD is fully funded by Maths Hubs. In some cases, there is extra financial support to subsidise teachers’ time out of class. In most cases, participating in a project will involve joining a small group of teachers in a local Work Group, led by an expert in maths-specific professional development. The Work Group meets and collaborates regularly—often online- over the course of a term or a year. This distinguishes the experience significantly from the CPD model of attending a one-off workshop or conference.
As before, this year, the majority of openings for schools centre on teaching for mastery, helping teachers and schools introduce and embed mastery approaches in maths classrooms and all planning activity. There are also complementary projects looking at GCSE, Core Maths, A level Maths, and how ITT providers can support those training to teach maths.
New opportunities this year include:
- Mastering Number – a project supporting pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 to develop good number sense
- More places available on the Years 5-8 Continuity Work Groups, which will, among other things, consider the new diagnostic Checkpoints activities which address the transition of pupils from primary to secondary school
- SKTM for secondary non-specialists – a project for those teaching maths at secondary school, but whose main subject is not maths, to help develop subject knowledge and pedagogy
- SKTM for early career primary and secondary teachers – projects for teachers in the first two years of teaching, designed to develop subject knowledge.
To see all the projects available and discuss options with your colleagues, visit What Maths Hubs are doing.
To sign up to one of these opportunities, contact your local Maths Hub.