Primary Projects

Secondary Projects 2020/21

Joined-up approaches for teachers of maths and science

Lead: Nick Mulligan

Overview

Participants in this Work Group will develop their understanding of the substantial cross-curricular links between maths and science, and explore how a consistent pedagogical approach to teaching maths and maths in science can improve pupil outcomes in problem solving. Participants will deepen their own subject knowledge and awareness of connections within the curriculum.

This Work Group is free to join.

When and where

Wednesday 3rd February, 1.00-4.00pm

Thursday 11th March, 1.00-4.00pm

Wednesday 28th April, 1.00-4.00pm

Wednesday 23rd June, 1.004.00pm

Due to current circumstances all sessions will take place online.

Mathematical Thinking for GCSE

Lead: Nick Mulligan

Overview

This Work Group is for secondary maths teachers looking for practical and theoretical elements to address their students' GCSE attainment.

The stated aims of the KS4 Programme of Study are that, through working on the content, students should develop mathematical fluency, mathematical reasoning and problem solving. While mathematical thinking is a key feature of all of these, the focus of this Work Group is to support teachers in developing their understanding of mathematical thinking as it relates to problem solving and reasoning, using practical task types to explore what it means for students to get better at mathematical thinking and what this looks like in the classroom.

This Work Group is free to join.

When and where

Wednesday 27th January, 1.00-4.00pm

Wednesday 3rd March, 1.00-4.00pm

Thursday 22nd April, 1.00-4.00pm

Wednesday 16th June, 1.00-4.00pm

 

Due to current circumstances all sessions will take place online.

Year 5 to Year 8 Continuity

Lead: Gareth Evans

Overview

This Work Group aims to strengthen the transition from primary to secondary school by focusing on curriculum and pedagogical continuity over Years 5 to 8. Central to the Work Group is the promotion of cross phase communication between teachers to address issues of maths knowledge and learning transition as distinct from pastoral considerations. Participants will deepen their knowledge and understanding of the curriculum across Key Stages 2 and 3 and the expectations of pupils at the end of each Key Stage.

This Work Group is free to join.

When and where

Tuesday 26th January, 1.30-4.00pm

Wednesday 10th March, 1.30-4.00pm

Wednesday 5th May, 1.30-4.00pm

Tuesday 8th June, 1.30-4.00pm

Due to current circumstances all sessions will take place online.

Challenging Topics at GCSE

Lead: Catherine Farmar

Overview

This Work Group will focus on participants working together to 'unpick' (i.e. analyse, deconstruct and trace through the curriculum) a challenging topic from GCSE Maths. Participants will develop insight into the associated difficulties and misconceptions to support teaching in the short term, but also consider the implications for longer term curriculum design. The sessions will provide opportunities for teachers to identify and analyse a key challenging topic area, to work collaboratively to develop pedagogical approaches to it, and to evaluate and discuss after teaching.

This Work Group is free to join.

When and where

Wednesday 3rd February, 1.00-4.00pm

Thursday 18th March, 1.00-4.00pm

Tuesday 4th May, 1.00-4.00pm

Wednesday 23rd June, 1.00-4.00pm

Due to current circumstances all sessions will take place online.

Secondary Teaching for Mastery Development Work Group

Lead: Kate Milnes, Susan Bennett, Janet Wilkinson

Joining this Work Group will support you and your department to develop a teaching for mastery approach in your school through collaborative professional development and bespoke support from a Mastery Specialist. Two teachers (‘Mastery Advocates’) from each of a small group of schools or colleges, meet half termly. Together they develop classroom and departmental approaches consistent with teaching for mastery. The Mastery Specialist leads the process and gives bespoke support to each school or college.

This Work Group is now full, get in touch to register your interest for next year's programme.

Supporting Post-16 GCSE Resit

Lead: Laura Hall

Overview

Work Groups in this project will explore effective ways of teaching key content to GCSE resit students. Participants will, through collaboration and experimentation, deepen their knowledge and understanding of the curriculum demands of GCSE Maths and their awareness of pedagogical approaches that best support students taking GCSE for the second time. It is an opportunity to discuss the challenges we face with GCSE resit, think reflectively, share ideas and work collaboratively with teachers of post-16 GCSE resit from a variety of institutions.

This Work Group is fully funded by the Maths Hub Programme and the AMSP so is free to participating schools/colleges.

This Work Group is free to join.

When and where

Tuesday 19th January, 2.30-4.30pm

Tuesday 23rd February, 3.00-4.30pm

Tuesday 23rd March, 3.00-4.30pm

Tuesday 4th May, 3.00-4.30pm

Tuesday 29th June, 2.30-4.30pm

Due to current circumstances all sessions will take place online.

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