Maths SLE School Improvement Support

Maths SLE School Improvement Support

Maths SLE School Improvement Support

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Overview

The Maths SLE School Improvement Support Programme

This programme aims to support existing mathematics SLEs in developing their approaches to mathematics school improvement work including drawing on the expertise of approaches used in the Maths Hubs Programme, such as teaching for mastery. It will provide a regional support programme for participants through three workshops and an online community.

The SLE Programme is only open to designated mathematics SLEs attached to a Teaching School. The programme involves three face-to-face days, independent study and school-based work.

Throughout the three days, participants will engage in specific sessions to develop:

– skills in driving the improvement in maths, including developing the capacity of school leadership of maths

– knowledge and understanding of the challenges and barriers to school improvement in maths and how to tackle them

– knowledge and understanding of effective teaching of maths including teaching for mastery.

The programme will run in regional locations in the North, Midlands and the South. Applicants will need to attend all three dates in their chosen cohort.

For an Information and Application pack click here.

WEBINAR: Supporting Distance Learning in Maths

WEBINAR: Supporting Distance Learning in Maths

WEBINAR: Supporting Distance Learning in Maths

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Date

Monday 21 September

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Time

16:30 to 17:30

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Overview

Supporting Distance Learning in Maths

Are you ready to provide distance learning from September? Would you like to have a better insight into how colleagues around Sussex are developing their whole school approaches to this issue? Would you and your team benefit from swapping notes and sharing top tips on managing lessons remotely?

This webinar aims to share practical tips, example lessons and strategies to support children who are learning from home with a focus on introducing new learning. The DfE has said that: “Schools are expected to consider how to continue to improve the quality of their existing offer and have a strong contingency plan in place for remote education provision by the end of September.”

At the Sussex Maths Hub our own team have been working hard to innovate and develop their own practice along with their colleagues. Please join us for this informative and user-friendly session (with the opportunity for Q & A) with Emma Gale (Assistant Maths Hub Lead) and Lauren Clowes (Primary Mastery Specialist Teacher).

WEBINAR: An Introduction to the NEW NCETM / DfE National Curriculum Materials

WEBINAR: An Introduction to the NEW NCETM / DfE National Curriculum Materials

WEBINAR: An Introduction to the NEW NCETM / DfE National Curriculum Materials

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Date

Thursday 10 September

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Time

16:30 to 17:30

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Overview

An introduction to the new NCETM / DfE national curriculum materials including the ‘Ready to Progress’ package with Elizabeth Lambert, NCETM Assistant Director for Primary. 

The NCETM have just launched their brand new website and along with this they have released ‘Ready to Progress’ PowerPoints, videos and teaching materials to support teachers with planning for the autumn term and beyond. This follows the earlier release of DfE/NCETM guidance that was issued in July.

If you would like the opportunity to have a deeper  insight into the rationale and purpose of the new guidance on teaching maths in primary schools alongside the Ready to Progress PowerPoints, then join us for a webinar that we hope will kick start the new term.

In a world of information overload, join us and our expert guide as we navigate this new suite of materials so that you feel better informed and in control of making informed choices about the resources you and your team can rely upon. In addition to the opportunity to ask questions to Elizabeth Lambert, our own team will also be on hand on the panel to take questions.

The 2020 DfE Mathematics Guidance document can be accessed here and would be useful reading material ahead of the Webinar.

Secondary Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups 2020/2021

Secondary Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups 2020/2021

Secondary Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups 2020/2021

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Overview

In 2020/21 all Maths Hubs are participating in a Network Collaborative Project developing secondary mathematics teaching for mastery. As part of this project, Secondary Mastery Specialists in each hub area will be offering support to schools interested in developing teaching for mastery approaches in their own mathematics departments. Each specialist, who has completed the second year of a national programme, will work with two teachers from each participating maths department. The two teachers, known as ‘Mastery Advocates’, will be supported by the specialist to lead teaching for mastery development with all staff in their own department.

Maths Hubs are therefore now looking to recruit schools and their maths departments to participate in this exciting and innovative project as members of these Mastery Development Work Groups.

More information about secondary teaching for mastery Work Groups is available on the NCETM website.

Primary Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups 2020/2021

Primary Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups 2020/2021

Primary Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups 2020/2021

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Overview

In 2020/21, all Maths Hubs will be running primary maths Teaching for Mastery Work Groups led by Mastery Specialists. This programme is for schools who have a commitment to developing a teaching for mastery approach. Although the school’s participation involves two teachers attending events outside of the school, it is expected that these two teachers lead development across the whole school. Each Maths Hub is now seeking to recruit schools for Work Groups, each involving six or seven schools. This document gives information about the Work Groups and how schools can apply to be involved.

Primary Mastery Readiness Work Groups 2020-21

Primary Mastery Readiness Work Groups 2020-21

Primary Mastery Readiness Work Groups 2020-21

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Overview

In 2020/21, Maths Hubs will be running primary mathematics Mastery Readiness Work Groups led by Mastery Readiness Leads. This programme is for schools who have a commitment to developing a teaching for mastery approach long term, but who currently need additional support for improving maths teaching, learning and leadership. Although the school’s participation involves two teachers attending events outside of the school, it is expected that these two teachers have the opportunity to lead development across the whole school. Maths Hubs are now seeking to recruit schools for Work Groups, each involving up to eight schools. This document gives information about the Work Groups and how schools can apply to be involved. Your local Maths Hub will be given this information to make decisions about availability and your school’s suitability for this programme and may be able to offer suitable alternatives, if necessary.

What is: A Work Group?

What is: A Work Group?

What is: A Work Group?

A Maths Hub Work Group brings together a group of schools who work together on a particular area of focus over the course of a school year.

Led by a teacher or former teacher, the schools work together to build on their knowledge and practices, learn new approaches and policies and develop strategies to embed their learning throughout their department or school.

Work Groups are classroom focussed, and often involve planning, observing and refining lessons collaboratively.

Primary Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups 2020/2021

What is: Teaching for Mastery?

What is:Teaching for Mastery?

“Mastering maths means pupils acquiring a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject” 

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The ethos of Teaching for Mastery is simple: teach to ensure that every child achieves.
There is a long held idea in the UK that a large portion of the population ‘just can’t do maths’. Teaching for Mastery sets out to disprove this theory by:
  • encouraging students to believe that they can succeed by working hard
  • teaching on a whole-class interactive model – all students work together on the same content, ensuring they can all master the concepts and no student is left behind
  • quickly identifying struggling students, and intervening early to ensure the pupil is ready to move on with the rest of the class
  • spending significant time developing deep knowledge of key ides, in order to build a solid base on which to build future learning

The NCETM Model for Teaching for Mastery was inspired by teaching approaches developed in Singapore and Shanghai, where they use Mastery as an inclusive way of teaching that is grounded in the belief that all pupils can achieve in maths.