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Secondary Magazine - Issue 149

Created on 28 June 2018 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 04 July 2018 by ncetm_administrator


Secondary Magazine Issue 149'Seaford Beach' by Sam Swanson (adapted), some rights reserved

The summer rolls on, the classrooms get hotter, and the last Secondary Magazine of 2017-18 pings into your inbox. In this edition,we  look ahead to 2018-19 and the direction your professional development might take – which Maths Hub Work Group will you join next year? And find out how a school on the Yorkshire coast is just on the verge of taking up teaching for mastery – where will they start?

Don't forget that all previous issues are available in the Archive.

This issue's featured articles

unlabelled graph from articleInterested in high-quality professional development? Join a Maths Hub Work Group for 2018-19!
Collaborate, communicate and create to make CPD really work for you and your students! Here we give a brief overview of the national programme of professional development run by the Maths Hubs Network next year, including what is on offer, what is a Work Group, and how you can get involved.

Teaching for mastery: is it for my school?
The teaching for mastery programme is now being rolled out widely in the secondary sector in 2018-19, causing many schools to wonder what teaching for mastery might be able to offer them. We visit one school in Bridlington where a Mastery Specialist has just begun training, to find out how a school starts out on this journey.

And here are some other things for your attention:

  • If you are looking ahead for September, these may prove useful:
  • In our latest podcast, three secondary teachers discuss CPD – what they have experienced during their careers, how it has been part of their career progression, and what makes ‘the perfect CPD’. Listen to them talk about collaboration within maths teams, and how peer-to-peer support enables effective professional learning.
  • Do you know what’s expected of students at KS2 now? See if you can distinguish between KS2 and GCSE questions in this quiz from the Mathematical Association. A good one for a department meeting perhaps…
  • The team at Cambridge Mathematics discuss Can we get every student to love maths? in the TES (free login required) and suggest that the curriculum framework they are developing might be a beginning.
  • Global Schools are running a project with a group of maths teachers, to trial and create resources aimed at using maths to address global social justice issues. If you would like to get involved or find out more, contact hannah@leedsdec.org.uk.

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