- Published: 18/06/2020
The full range of opportunities for schools to work with Maths Hubs and the NCETM in 2020/21 is now available. Whatever your current position, there’s something for your own professional development or to develop maths teaching across your department or school. Projects are aimed at teachers of all school and college phases, from Early Years, through primary and GCSE, to post-16.
All projects this year will, in part, address challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and incorporate flexible ways of teachers working together, including more online collaboration.
The national projects cover a range of teaching and curriculum areas. The opportunities now opening fall into two broad areas:
- Whole school or departmental improvement in the way that maths is taught and learnt
- Developing early-career teachers or teaching assistants as better classroom practitioners.
Opportunities to develop experienced teachers as leaders of maths-specific professional development have already been publicised this year, but some spaces still remain.
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 over the course of a term or a year, distinguishing the experience significantly from attending a one-off workshop or conference model of CPD.
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 projects looking at GCSE, Core Maths, A level Maths, and how ITT providers can support those training to teach maths.
To sign up to one of these opportunities, get in touch with your local Maths Hub.
Download the flyer to see all the projects available and discuss options with your colleagues.