Teaching for mastery – in maths and beyond

Teaching for mastery – in maths and beyond

Teaching for mastery – in maths and beyond

Deb Friis is  a secondary maths teacher and research associate at Durrington High School in Sussex, as well as an Assistant Maths Hub Lead, co-leading our Secondary Mastery Programme here at Sussex Maths Hub.

Read her recent blog post: Teaching for mastery – in maths and beyond by clicking the button below.

Newsletter Spring 2022

Newsletter Spring 2022

Welcome to our Spring Newsletter 2022

COLLABORATE • ENGAGE • INSPIRE

Welcome to our Spring Newsletter

Happy New Year 2022!

At the start of this year, we’re continuing with our blended provision, with most of our sessions continuing to be held online.

As restrictions begin to lift, we hope to begin more face-to-face sessions again, and

OVERVIEW:

  • Introducing our new Primary Advocate Headteacher 
  • Upcoming CPD Spring 2022 
    • SKTM: Secondary Non-Specialist Teachers 
    • Primary SKTM for TAs 
    • Primary Oracy 
    • Greater Depth 
  • Cross Phase Conference 
  • Coming Soon 
    • Primary SKTM for Early Career Teachers 
    • Mastering Number 

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INTRODUCING

LINDA APPLEBY 

PRIMARY ADVOCATE HEADTEACHER 

Linda is Head of Little Common Primary School, which is a large urban school in Bexhill. She has been an Executive Head and Headteacher of a small village school. Linda has a Masters in Education, NPQH and SENCo accreditation. Linda leads the Learning Collaborative Partner School for the Rother and Rye area, supporting schools and brokering support for them. She has experience of developing leaders at all levels. We are delighted to have her on the Sussex Maths Hub team. 

Linda first got involved with Teaching for Mastery when she observed a showcase lesson led by teachers from Shanghai on an exchange visit to Westdene in Brighton back in 2016. The following year Linda watched Shanghai teachers in action at Sandown in Hastings and seized the opportunity to involve her deputy and SENCo. Leadership at all levels were involved in the decision to adopt Teaching for Mastery at Little Common. They carefully considered any barriers and strategies to overcome these and embarked on a CPD journey with the staff over three years to win hearts and minds. Little Common has trialled several different resources including Power Maths and White Rose. 

The impact on results has been gradual but very positive. One of their current school development areas is fluency and Linda reports that all of the staff enthusiastically embraced the new Mastering Number initiative. This new programme from the NCETM was launched in September 2021 and aims to ensure that every child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 has a solid foundation of early number sense on which to build. All of the feedback so far has been that it is really effective in achieving its goals. 

As an Advocate Headteacher, Linda will be offering virtual leadership drop-ins for other heads and senior leaders who would like to discuss and share their own teaching for mastery journeys. These sessions offer a great opportunity to share best practice and troubleshoot together. Linda and her team also welcome 

Disciplinary Literacy in Maths

Disciplinary Literacy in Maths

SPOTLIGHT ON: DEB FRIIS

Deb Friis is  a secondary maths teacher and research associate at Durrington High School in Sussex, as well as an Assistant Maths Hub Lead, co-leading our Secondary Mastery Programme here at Sussex Maths Hub.

Read her recent blog post: Disciplinary Literacy in Maths by clicking the button below.

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Newsletter Autumn 2021

Newsletter Autumn 2021

Welcome to our Autumn Newsletter 2021

COLLABORATE • ENGAGE • INSPIRE

 Hello again!

Welcome back for 2021/22

There are lots of exciting things happening across the
Hub, with a wide range of CPD available right through
from Early Years to Post 16.

This year our programmes will be blended combining
both online and face to face meetings.

OVERVIEW:

  1. Welcome back – Introducing
    our new Maths Hub Team
  2. What’s happening in 2021/2022:
    • Projects and Work Groups Overview
    • Secondary Teaching for Mastery Development
    • Secondary Non Specialist Teacher Programme
  3. Webinar: Steering the Ship Towards the ‘Golden Thread’ – Collaborative Planning using the latest Curriculum Prioritisation materials from the NCETM

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    WEBINAR: Steering the ship towards the ‘Golden Thread’

    WEBINAR: Steering the ship towards the ‘Golden Thread’

    “Steering the ship towards the ‘Golden Thread’”

    Collaborative Planning using the latest Curriculum Prioritisation materials from the NCETM

    On Monday 13th September Kate Mole (London SW) joined the team from Sussex and Matrix Maths Hubs as guest speaker to share her insights into how to best navigate the new curriculum prioritisation and materials from the NCETM.

    Resources:

    WEBINAR: Using Mathematical Tools to develop number sense

    WEBINAR: Using Mathematical Tools to develop number sense

    Learning to think mathematically:

    How to launch the Rekenrek to support number sense in your own school

    The Rekenrek is a tool that was created in the Netherlands and has been translated to be called an ‘arithmetic rack’ or ‘calculating frame’. It is a unique tool that allows children to develop number sense and we are very excited about its potential, particularly at the current time. There are free virtual versions of this tool that schools can use for interactive whole class or group teaching and it will complement schools’ current use of representations and structures such as tens frames, Cuisenaire rods and Numicon.

    Our own team has first-hand experience of launching the Rekenrek in our own schools and we have seen the positive impact it is already having on our own pupils’ confidence with fluency, reasoning and problem solving. We will be discussing how you too can approach a planned and progressive roll out for the Rekenrek in your school to support fluency and Teaching for Mastery, should you wish to.

     

     

    WEBINAR: Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 Transition

    WEBINAR: Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 Transition

    What does ‘Secondary Ready’ look like post-lockdown?

    How can we most effectively work together in 2021 in the best interest of children?

    Are you a teacher in KS2 or a maths teacher or department lead in KS3? Are you interested in teaching for mastery and delving deeper into the curriculum implications of the latest lockdown? Would you like to be part of the conversation about how we should prioritise the curriculum in 2021-22 in order to best prepare pupils in upper KS2 for secondary school success? Are you interested in working with teachers in both KS2 and KS3 to focus on pedagogy in mathematics teaching and learning?