Secondary Mastery Specialists Programme

Secondary Mastery Specialists Programme

Secondary Mastery Specialists Programme

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Overview

Become a Mastery Specialist in the Secondary Phase

Want to become a specialist in teaching for mastery and support your own and other schools to develop teaching for mastery approaches? Join the Secondary Mastery Specialist Programme. During the programme you will receive fully funded professional development from experts, have time to develop your own expertise, and then to support others.

What is involved?

  • Year One: you participate in several professional development events and focus on developing your own classroom teaching
  • Year Two: your focus is on developing teaching for mastery approaches within your own department and honing your skills in leading professional development
  • Year Three and beyond: you support key teachers in other local schools to develop a teaching for mastery approach within their own departments.

All the time, you keep in touch with other specialists across the country in online groups. You can share experiences and continue developmental conversations.

To support you in developing your role as a leader of professional development you will be enrolled in the NCETM’s PD Lead Development and Accreditation Programme during the second year of the Secondary Mastery Specialist Programme.

What is the cost?

The Secondary Mastery Specialist Programme is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.

How can you find out more?

Visit the NCETM website, and hear from Mastery Specialists who have shared their experiences of the programme.

What should you do next?

REGISTER YOUR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST to receive an email alert when the application window opens for 2021.

Primary Mastery Specialists Programme

Primary Mastery Specialists Programme

Primary Mastery Specialists Programme

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Overview

Information about the Primary Mastery Specialists Programme

There are currently hundreds of Mastery Specialists supporting colleagues in their own schools and beyond to develop mastery approaches to maths teaching. Mastery Specialists are classroom-based practitioners who develop expertise in mastery and lead Work Groups to support other schools and teachers locally.

The Mastery Specialist Programme for primary teachers started in 2015/16. Each year around 140 primary teachers – four from each Maths Hub – complete a programme of professional development to become Mastery Specialists. In every subsequent year, each of these teachers leads a Teaching for Mastery Work Group. This involves working with participant teachers from six or seven primary schools within their Maths Hub area, so that these schools can start to introduce teaching for mastery themselves.

By the end of the 2019/20 school year, there will be 700 Primary Mastery Specialists established and operational. They will collectively have worked with more than 8,000 other primary schools, which represents around half of all primary schools in England.

Want to know more?

Visit the NCETM website, where you can:

  • Listen to a Mastery Specialist discuss her work in a podcast
  • Read more about Work Groups led by Mastery Specialists
  • Watch a video about how Mastery Specialists are trained and what their role involves.

What should you do next?

REGISTER YOUR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST to receive an email alert when the application window opens for 2021.

Professional Development Lead Accreditation Programme

Professional Development Lead Accreditation Programme

Professional Development Lead Accreditation Programme

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Overview

Become an NCETM accredited PD Lead

NCETM Professional Development Lead Accreditation is designed for those who lead professional development for teachers of maths.

Who can take part?

This programme is for teachers of maths (all phases from Early Years to post-16) who have existing commitments and responsibility for designing, leading and evaluating maths teacher professional development, and the potential to develop further.

What is involved?

  • three one-day workshops
  • completion of an Accreditation Evidence Document (AED, which facilitates critical reflection on your learning and the PD you design, deliver and evaluate over the year)
  • designing, leading, reviewing and refining a programme of support for maths teacher professional development, drawing upon a range of evidence-informed models and activity.

Schools, colleges and other organisations releasing members of staff to participate in this programme will be expected to support members of staff through the programme by enabling them to complete the expectations for accreditation. Senior leaders of any participating organisation will be asked to sign a commitment before the member of staff begins the programme.

What will you learn?

Participants will:

  • Develop knowledge of models of CPD for maths teachers
  • Consider the themes and issues in teaching maths, and the implications of these in supporting other teachers
  • Design a professional development programme, deliver it, and evaluate it
  • Develop relationships with senior leaders to support a sustainable culture of maths CPD
  • Increase their own subject knowledge and professional practice.

Participants will also have the opportunity to pay to work with the University of Chester and gain an academic award (PG Cert) for completing an enhanced version of the programme.

What is the cost?

The PD Lead Development and Accreditation Programme is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participants and their schools. Funding covers provision of the three face-to-face days. Travel costs will also be funded.

What should you do next?

REGISTER YOUR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST to receive an email alert when the application window opens for 2021.

Find out more on the NCETM website.

Enhancing Subject Knowledge for Teaching Assistants in Primary Mathematics KEY STAGES 1 & 2

Enhancing Subject Knowledge for Teaching Assistants in Primary Mathematics KEY STAGES 1 & 2

Enhancing Subject Knowledge for Teaching Assistants in Primary Mathematics KEY STAGES 1 & 2

Venue

ONLINE

Date

First Meeting:
Tuesday 09 March

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Time

First Meeting:
09:00 to 12:00

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Overview

Enhancing Subject Knowledge for Teaching Assistants in Primary Mathematics:
KEY STAGES 1 & 2

This FREE work group is aimed at Teaching Assistants in KS1 and KS2, particularly teaching assistants who are new to their role or have moved into a new Key Stage or practitioners with little maths specific training.

During these sessions participants will:

  • Deepen and extend their own subject knowledge in mathematics;
  • Explore key structures of the primary mathematics curriculum and know a range of ways to support children to develop an understanding of these;
  • Develop some effective ways to enhance their questioning in order to support and extend the learners thinking;
  • Explore the importance of using precise mathematical vocabulary and language and how it impacts on children’s learning;
  • Understand how resources, models and images can support children’s thinking at different stages of the primary mathematics curriculum;
  • Reflect on their learning and plan to undertake follow up work in school.

This is a national NCETM work group and therefore participants will be required to:

  • Keep a reflective journal that captures the impact of the work undertaken on the course and back in school;
  • Join and make regular contributions to an online community;
  • Complete online evaluations requested by the NCETM;
  • Complete a range of gap tasks in the time between the online sessions and reflect on these within the online community and with colleagues when meeting online.

Please give careful consideration to the work involved when selecting participants from your school onto this work group. Places for this work group will be limited to one per school.

This year there will be no face-to-face meetings. Most of the work group content will be delivered online within 5 taught sessions. To supplement this, participants will be required to complete a number of tasks in their own time.

Online Session 1: Tuesday 09 March 2021 (9am – 12pm)

Online Session 2:  Thursday 25 March 2021 (9am – 12pm)

Online Session 3: Tuesday 20 April 2021 (9am – 12pm)

Online Session 4: Thursday 06 May 2021 (9am – 12pm)

Online Session 5: Tuesday 29 June 2021 (9am – 12pm)

Course Leaders: Debbie Streatfield and Faye Heath, Independent Mathematics Consultants – Debbie and Faye have been leading numerous highly successful primary maths courses for the Sussex Maths Hub. They are both very experienced teachers who continue to teach on a regular basis and use their up-to-date knowledge throughout their courses.

WEBINAR: Building Reasoning and Problem-Solving into Remote Learning

WEBINAR: Building Reasoning and Problem-Solving into Remote Learning

WEBINAR: Building Reasoning and Problem-Solving into Remote Learning

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Date

Thursday 28 January

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Time

16:00 to 17:15

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Overview

Building Reasoning and Problem-Solving into Remote Learning:

A FREE WEBINAR for the teachers of Sussex led by a team of local leaders of maths education from the Sussex Maths Hub

Would you like to develop your skill set with teaching maths remotely? Are you keen to really engage your pupils with remote lessons that develop their reasoning and problem solving? If so, look no further…because the Sussex Maths Hub would like to invite you to their next free webinar.

We are thrilled to welcome our guest host Gareth Metcalfe, the highly regarded mathematician, author of the fantastic ‘I See Reasoning’ and ‘I See Problem Solving’ e-books, and creator of the inspirational website ‘I See Maths’. Gareth, an NCETM accredited PD lead, has produced a wealth of materials to support primary mathematics and is excited to support teachers with the challenges they face teaching high quality maths remotely.

In this session, a range of techniques will be shared for building reasoning and problem-solving into remote learning activities. We will look at questions that allow children to spot patterns and find different possible answers. Then, we will see how challenges can be adapted, extended and explored in different ways. This will deepen thinking for all children and allow for creative, unique responses. An exciting vision for remote maths learning!

Our Sussex Maths Hub Team will also be on hand to field questions and foster a spirit of true collaboration. Our last webinar on remote learning was very positively received with participants commenting:

“Thank you. This was brilliant and very useful!”

“Very useful. Thank you so much!”

“Thank you! Lots of brilliant ideas and helpful resources.”

“Lots to go away and think about/share.”

So, don’t delay…book you place now, pull up a chair, pour a cup of tea and get ready to be inspired!

 

WEBINAR: Teaching Primary Maths Remotely

WEBINAR: Teaching Primary Maths Remotely

WEBINAR: Teaching Primary Maths Remotely

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Date

Thursday 14 January

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Time

16:00, for about an hour

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Overview

Teaching Primary Maths Remotely:

A FREE WEBINAR for the teachers of Sussex led by a team of local leaders of maths education from the Sussex Maths Hub

Do you know your loom from your zoom? Are you grappling with Google Classroom, Tapestry, DB primary or Seesaw? Are you using free or premium resources from White Rose? Have you tried narrating a PowerPoint from the NCETM? Have you heard that a play station can be used as a vehicle for remote learning? Are you dabbling with content from the Oak Academy? Maybe you are trying to adapt your regular teaching slides for a virtual audience, including using Maths No Problem or Power Maths? Would you like to find out more about using manipulatives virtually? Maybe you are even having a go at some ‘live’ delivery?

If so, pull up a chair, pour yourself a hot beverage of your choice and join the Sussex Primary Team for an informal ‘teach meet’ style webinar where our team will share their own experiences of switching to remote learning overnight for lockdown ‘3’. It will be a ‘whistle-stop tour’ of colleagues’ real life experiences of ‘going remote’ from a diverse group of schools and settings across Sussex. Our large panel will be ready to do their best to answer your questions and will welcome your feedback and top tips too. At a time of lockdown, collaboration has never been more important.

This session is aimed at everyone involved in teaching primary maths in Sussex including teachers, maths leads and trainees. We will record the session for reference on our website but do hope you can join us for the live event so you can be part of the conversation.

Enhancing Subject Knowledge for Teaching Primary Mathematics KEY STAGES 1 & 2

Enhancing Subject Knowledge for Teaching Primary Mathematics KEY STAGES 1 & 2

Enhancing Subject Knowledge for Teaching Primary Mathematics KEY STAGES 1 & 2

Venue

ONLINE

Date

First Meeting:
Monday 08 February

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Time

First Meeting:
09:00 to 12:00

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Overview

Enhancing Subject Knowledge for Teaching Primary Mathematics:
KEY STAGES 1 & 2

This FREE work group is aimed at teachers in KS1 and KS2, particularly NQTs, RQTs, teachers who have moved into a new Key Stage or practitioners with little maths specific training.

During these sessions participants will:

  • Deepen and extend their own subject knowledge in mathematics;
  • Explore key structures of the primary mathematics curriculum and consider the implications for teaching and learning;
  • Understand children’s expected progression in the key structures of the primary mathematics curriculum;
  • Know a range of ways to support children to develop an understanding of the key structures of mathematics;
  • Reflect on their learning and plan to undertake follow up work in school.

This is a national NCETM work group and therefore participants will be required to:

  • Keep a reflective journal that captures the impact of the work undertaken on the course and back in school;
  • Join and make regular contributions to an online community;
  • Complete online evaluations requested by the NCETM, including a summative impact report;
  • Complete a range of gap tasks in the time between the online sessions and reflect on these within the online community and with colleagues when meeting online.

Please give careful consideration to the work involved when selecting participants from your school onto this work group. Places for this work group will be limited to one per school.

This year there will be no face-to-face meetings. Most of the work group content will be delivered online within 5 taught sessions. To supplement this, participants will be required to complete a number of tasks in their own time.

Online Session 1: Monday 08 February 2021 (9am – 12pm)

Online Session 2: Thursday 04 March 2021 (12.30pm – 3.30pm)

Online Session 3: Monday 29 March 2021 (9am – 12pm)

Online Session 4: Tuesday 04 May 2021 (9am – 12pm)

Online Session 5: Tuesday 25 May 2021 (9am – 12pm)

Course Leaders: Debbie Streatfield and Faye Heath, Independent Mathematics Consultants – Debbie and Faye have been leading numerous highly successful primary maths courses for the Sussex Maths Hub. They are both very experienced teachers who continue to teach on a regular basis and use their up-to-date knowledge throughout their courses.

Improving Maths at KS2 and KS3

Improving Maths at KS2 and KS3

Improving Maths at KS2 and KS3

Venue

ONLINE

Dates

Starting
Wednesday 24 February

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Times

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FULLY BOOKED

This course is run by Durrington Research School in conjunction with Sussex Maths Hub and will also draw upon work done by the NCETM and the Maths Hub Programme.

This three-day programme, led by Deb Friis, will explore the 8 recommendations from the EEF Guidance Report for KS2 and KS3 Mathematics and look at how these can be implemented.

With the change in emphasis in maths over recent years towards deepening understanding and solving problems, this course looks in detail at the recommendations set out by the EEF.

Delegates will begin by discussing current beliefs about mathematics and the research background for the guidelines. They will then explore how teaching can be tweaked to turn our students into mathematicians able to cope with the new demands of the curriculum.

Each of the recommendations will be worked through in turn with the help of visiting NCETM Specialist guest speakers, and practical applications in the classroom will be explored. Delegates will look at how these can be introduced to other members of their maths teaching teams. Finally, implementation strategies will be discussed and each delegate will come up with an action plan for their own setting.

This is an online course made up of 9 2-hour modules. The Target Audience: is Primary Maths Leads with responsibility for KS2, and Teachers of Maths at KS3.

Dates:

S: 24th Feb, 3:30 – 5:30: Introduction

A: 3rd March: Self-Assessment and Evidence review

S: 16th March, 09:00 11:00: Key Stage 2 to 3 transition (recommendation 8)

S: 26th April, 3.30 – 5.30 Addressing Misconceptions (recommendations 1,6)

A: 4th May: Memory – Task design and multiple representations (recommendations. 2,4)

S: 26th May, 2.00 -4.00: Use of manipulatives (recommendations. 2,4)

A: 9th June: Intro to implementation

S: 30th June, 3.00 -5.00: Problem solving (recommendations. 3,4,5)

S: 5th July, 10:00 -12:00: Effective delivery, monitoring and evaluation

Key:

‘A’ = asynchronous sessions (the date is when the materials will be released).

‘S’ = synchronous sessions (the date is when the live session will be hosted).

There are LIMITED FREE PLACES which are Maths Hub Funded.

Use code MathsHUB20 to book your FREE place

We recommend you book early to avoid disappointment!

Ensuring Greater Depth Opportunities and Assessing Outcomes at KS2

Ensuring Greater Depth Opportunities and Assessing Outcomes at KS2

Ensuring Greater Depth Opportunities and Assessing Outcomes at KS2

Venue

Starting ONLINE

Date

First Meeting:
Wednesday 13 January

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Time

15:30 to 16:30

FULLY BOOKED

Overview

Work groups in this project are aimed at schools who are currently engaged in a Teaching for Mastery approach, whether they are developing, embedding or sustaining this approach at KS2. Participants will consider how we can create greater depth opportunities for all learners and how we can assess work that shows greater depth.

Who can take part?

This is aimed at schools who have a commitment to teaching for mastery. On application, schools should explain to their Maths Hub how they have committed to teaching for mastery so far.

Schools who take part in the project should send a KS2 teacher and the teacher leading on Teaching for Mastery in the school to the face-to-face sessions. At least one of the sessions will be aimed at senior leaders, so the headteacher or deputy should also attend this session.

What is involved?

  • Three one-day face-to-face Work Group sessions (these may be split into half days or conducted online according to the needs of the group)
  • Action research and independent study in between face-to-face sessions including sharing of outcomes with others
  • In-school work involving the KS2 teacher, the school’s maths lead, and a member of the senior leadership team.

What will you learn?

Participants and their schools will:

  • Understand what greater depth is and how that is translated into direct teaching
  • Be able to demonstrate how opportunities for greater depth can be applied in the KS2 classroom
  • Demonstrate how to make maths greater depth opportunities accessible to all children and how to close attainment gaps
  • Assess work that shows greater depth

INTRODUCTORY MEETING:

Wednesday 13 January
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Online

Further meeting dates TO BE CONFIRMED

The Ensuring Greater Depth Opportunities and Assessing Outcomes at KS2 project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is FREE to participating schools.