2019/20 Primary Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups

2019/20 Primary Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups

2019/20 Primary Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups

TEACHING FOR MASTERY DEVELOPMENT WORK GROUPS 2019-2020

 

This project is part of the continuing programme to develop teaching for mastery in maths in primary schools. The Sussex Maths Hub has a team of Primary Mastery Specialists who have taken part in national training. Each of these specialists leads a group of 6 or 7 schools in developing their approach to teaching for mastery, through collaborative CPD and bespoke in-school support. Primary teachers interested in developing mastery in their school are invited to join this exciting large-scale project.

Further information and an application form are available here:

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Information and Application

TEACHING FOR MASTERY DEVELOPMENT WORK GROUPS 2019-2020

  • Each Work Group will be led by one of the Maths Hub’s Mastery Specialists and involve six or seven primary schools.
  • During the year, they will work closely together to introduce and develop approaches to teaching for mastery.
  • Full details of the Work Group activities, benefits, and expectations, can be found in the attached ‘Information and Application’ document.

WHO CAN APPLY

  • The Work Groups are intended for schools that are already committed to using teaching for mastery approaches for primary mathematics.
  • Schools should also have the capacity for engaging in significant development  work during 2019/21.
  • Schools that have already begun to engage with teaching for mastery are more likely to be prioritised by the Maths Hub.

FUNDING

  • There is no charge to schools participating in the Work Group.
  • Each school will receive a £1000 grant towards the cost of the required teacher release time and financial help towards the purchase of textbooks (subject to DfE confirmation).

 

2019/20 Primary Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups

2019/20 Primary Mastery Readiness

2019/20 Primary Mastery Readiness

MASTERY READINESS PROGRAMME 2019-2020

 

In the last four years, the NCETM and Maths Hubs have trained hundreds of primary teachers as Mastery Specialists, and thousands of schools have been helped by these specialists to start introducing mastery approaches in their maths lessons. This is called the Teaching for Mastery programme and it is set to continue for several more years.
But not all schools, for a variety of reasons, are ready to take that big step into a formal development programme in one leap. That is why there is now a Mastery Readiness Programme: a programme of training and bespoke support, which aims to provide a stepping stone to take schools, after a year, into the ‘main’ Teaching for Mastery Programme. This is an opportunity to receive two years in total of quality professional development for your school.

 

Further information and an application form are available here:

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Information and Application

MASTERY READINESS PROGRAMME 2019-2020

  • The programme, led by a Mastery Readiness Lead from the Sussex Maths Hub, runs from late Autumn 2019 until Summer 2020.
  • Your school will be part of a group of no more than seven schools working together.

SEVERAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

  • The maths lead and another teacher will attend training events throughout the year, averaging out at two per term.

REGULAR BESPOKE SUPPORT VISITS

  • Free and regular bespoke support visits from the Mastery Readiness Lead to your school to work with staff.

FUNDING

  • There is no charge from the Maths Hubs for participation in the programme for either the workshop events or the support in your school. Your commitment would be to release two teachers to engage in all events and to being given the opportunity to disseminate good practice to the rest of your staff.

BENEFITS

  • The training includes an introduction to mastery, how to prepare a school to be ready to implement teaching for mastery, initial steps, both in leadership and in classroom teaching, and strategies to overcome potential barriers.
  • Support for the head teacher in addressing leadership issues related to mathematics and contributing to raising standards.
  • Opportunity to work closely with other schools also developing mastery readiness.

YOUR COMMITMENT

Participation in this programme requires a commitment from the head teacher to take the first steps towards whole school change in maths teaching and learning.

 

Opportunities for Secondary Schools 2019

Opportunities for Secondary Schools 2019

Opportunities for Secondary Schools 2019

Opportunities for Secondary Schools 2019


VENUE:

The Sir Robert Woodard Academy,
Upper Boundstone Lane,
Lancing BN15 9QZ

DATE:
Friday 14 June

TIME:
09:15 – 14:45

For further details about this course, please download the attached FLYER.

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Information Day

  • Observe a Mastery lesson
  • Hear from current Specialists
  • Find out more about both programmes

Lunch and Refreshments are provided.

Only 30 places available, so book your place now!

Key Stage 1 – 4 Conference

Key Stage 1 – 4 Conference

Key Stage 1 – 4 Conference

Key Stage 1-4 Conference


POSTPONED – Date to be confrimed

Sussex Maths Hubs are holding this fantastic Maths conference for Key Stage 1-4 teachers and support staff in all primary and secondary settings throughout Sussex.

This exciting conference will include:

  • A key note speech by Jon Smedley – Founder and MD of Maths of the Day.
  • Practical and fun workshops covering a range of topics that you can take away and apply in your own setting.
  • The opportunity to network with other practitioners.
  • News and updates about other professional development opportunities.

There will be 18 workshops available, and you will get the chance to choose which you would like to attend before the event.

COST: £40.00 per ticket

There will be refreshments, and a buffet style lunch included.

For any queries/dietary requirements etc., please contact via Eventbrite or email Debs at enquiries@fulcrumlearning.co.uk

Stem Sentences, Generalisations and Definitions

Stem Sentences, Generalisations and Definitions

Stem Sentences, Generalisations and Definitions

Stem Sentences, Generalisations and Definitions

ANOTHER DATE DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND!

VENUE:
Maidenbower Junior School,
Harvest Road, Maidenbower,
Crawley, West Sussex  RH10 7RA

DATE:
Friday 14 June

TIME:
09:30 – 15:00

Stem Sentences, Generaliations and Definitions: Mathematical language as a structure to support learning and conceptual understanding in Primary schools

This one-day course, newly developed by the primary mastery specialist team will:

  • Provide a rationale for this aspect of teaching for mastery in mathematics
    Ensure participants understand the difference between stem sentences, generalisations and definitions
  • Demonstrate the power of stems sentences and generalisations in conceptual understanding and depth for all
  • Give participants the confidence and skills to use language more effectively in their own classrooms and across their schools
  • Secondary teachers welcome as knowledge is transferable; however activities are primary-based
  • Here’s what participants who attended the course in April had to say:
    “A brilliant course.” ~ “An excellent session. I wish every teacher in every school could access it – thanks!”

GETTING HERE:
By Public transport: Train to Three Bridges Station, and then either take a taxi, or take the 100 bus (which stops about 100m from the school)
By Car: There are a few parking spaces on the school site, otherwise there is parking either around the shops across Harvest Road, or near to where the bus stops

This course is FREE to attend, but please note that there is limited capacity.

Refreshments and lunch are provided.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

For more information please contact the project lead for each event.

Purposeful Primary Maths through STEM!

VENUE:
University of Chichester
Bognor Regis Campus
Upper Bognor Road, Bognor Regis
West Sussex, PO21 1HR

DATES & TIMES:

Day 1: Friday 26 April (children and teachers), 09:30 – 16:00

Day 2: Wednesday 8 May (teachers only), TWILIGHT 16:00 – 17:30

Day 3: Wednesday 22 May (teachers only), TWILIGHT 16:00 – 17:30

Day 4: Friday 28 June (children and teachers), 13:00 – 15:00

 

For further details about this course, and to apply for a place, please download the attached FLYER.
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Primary Maths and STEM specialists from the University of Chichester are pleased to offer a brand new, exciting opportunity for Y5/6 children and their teachers delivered in the stunning new Tech Park on the university’s Bognor Regis campus.

Funded by the Sussex Maths Hub, the project aims to promote children’s motivation, interest and enjoyment, and inspire and support teachers to deliver high quality maths teaching through STEM activities.

The project is free to participate in and consists of four connected events: details can be found in the attached document.

We look forward to hearing from you if you would like to reserve places for your Y5/6 teachers and selected children.

The deadline for reserving one of 8 school places is Friday 29 March.

Project Lead – Karen Nanson

Women in Mathematics

VENUE:
University of Sussex,
Falmer,
Brighton BN1 9RH

DATE:
Wednesday 13 February

TIME:
10:00 – 15:00

For further details about this course, and to apply for a place, please download the attached FLYER.
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A FREE event for Year 10 students to discover the opportunities at A-Level, Higher Education and future careers.

  • A-Level taster workshop from AMSP
  • Female graduates from University of Sussex of Mathematics talk about their Mathematics career paths
  • Interactive sessions from Zoe Griffiths and Rob Eastaway renowned Mathematics Communicators

Register your schools to ten places now!

Project Lead – Letty Gallagher

LLME Support Network

LLME Support Network

LLME Support Network

LLMEs (Local Leaders of Mathematics Education) are those working beyond their own institution to develop the teaching of maths. All Maths Hubs support their work through networking activity and the exploration of educational research into effective maths teaching and learning.

For more information please contact the project lead:

Cross-Phase and Cross-Cohort Mastery Specialists Network Event

VENUE:
St. Paul’s Catholic College,
Jane Murray Way,
Burgess Hill RH15 8GA

DATE:
Friday 8 February

TIME:
13:00 – 15:30

The event is open to our cohort 2, 3 and 4 Mastery Specialists from both primary and secondary

This session will provide an excellent opportunity for networking and sharing best practice. There will be a chance to share favourite and successful ideas for a TRG focus, share any hub or national NCETM news or resources and be briefed about an innovation project on STEM sentences and generalisations that has been underway this year.

We would like to incorporate a ‘2 min’ teach meet style session within the afternoon- so if you would like to present a nugget of good practice – please let me know.

Stem Sentences, Generalisations and Definitions – a Course for Primary Colleagues

VENUE:
St. Paul’s Catholic College,
Jane Murray Way,
Burgess Hill RH15 8GA

DATE:
Wednesday 6 March

TIME:
09:30 – 15:00

This course is open to teachers of schools currently participating in a NCETM Teaching for Mastery Teacher Research Group

Stem Sentences, Generalisations and Definitions: Mathematical language as a structure to support learning and conceptual understanding.

This one-day course, newly developed by the primary mastery specialist team will:

  • Provide a rationale for this aspect of teaching for mastery in mathematics
  • Ensure participants understand the difference between stem sentences, generalisations and definitions
  • Demonstrate the power of stems sentences and generalisations in conceptual understanding and depth for all
  • Give participants the confidence and skills to use language more effectively in their own classrooms and across their schools

Places are strictly limited to 30, and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Stem Sentences, Generalisations and Definitions

VENUE:
St. Paul’s Catholic College,
Jane Murray Way,
Burgess Hill RH15 8GA

DATE:
Thursday 4 April

TIME:
09:30 – 15:00

Stem Sentences, Generalisations and Definitions: Mathematical language as a structure to support learning and conceptual understanding in Primary schools.

This one-day course, newly developed by the primary mastery specialist team will:

  • Provide a rationale for this aspect of teaching for mastery in mathematics
  • Ensure participants understand the difference between stem sentences, generalisations and definitions
  • Demonstrate the power of stems sentences and generalisations in conceptual understanding and depth for all
  • Give participants the confidence and skills to use language more effectively in their own classrooms and across their schools
  • Secondary teachers welcome as knowledge is transferable; however activities are primary based

Places are strictly limited to 30, and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Challenging Topics at GCSE

Challenging Topics at GCSE

Challenging Topics at GCSE

Through analysis of what makes a topic ‘challenging’, and how to be effective in teaching one particular topic, teachers will develop an approach that they can use across mathematical areas and key stages. Pupils will develop a deeper, more connected understanding, gaining confidence to tackle a range of challenging questions.

For more information please contact the project lead:

Y5–Y8 Continuity

Y5–Y8 Continuity

Y5–Y8 Continuity

Teachers from different phases will work together in this project to improve communication between Key Stages 2 and 3. Participants will take an aspect of the mathematics curriculum or a pedagogical approach as the focus for their work and develop a consistent approach to it through discussion, joint lesson design and delivery, observation and the development of documentation to support continuity. Work Groups will either select their own focus, or explore multiplicative reasoning.

For more information please contact the project lead:

Y5-8 Transition Workgroup

VENUE:
University of Chichester,
Bognor Regis Campus,
Upper Bognor Road,
Bognor Regis,
West Sussex, PO21 1HR
(for sat nav use PO22 8AP)

DATES:
Session 1: Thursday 31  January
Session 2: Wednesday 13 February
Session 3: Tuesday 30 April
Session 4: Monday 10 June

TIME:
16:00 – 18:15

 

For further details about this course, please download the attached FLYER.

 

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Who is it for? Secondary and primary school maths teachers, working together to develop a shared understanding of the teaching that gives the best chance of pupils progressing steadily in their mathematical understanding between Years 5 and 8.

What is involved? Four twilight sessions and gap tasks. Teachers will also be expected to arrange a visit to another school to observe a different key-stage and to accommodate a visit at their school.

Intended Outcomes

  • Participant teachers will gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of progression in mathematical learning between years 5 and 8, and, in parallel, a clearer understanding of the teaching approaches and pupil experiences that best serve that purpose, particularly in the ‘other’ school phase.
  • Participant teachers will further their experience and understanding of how representations and structures can be used to help pupils develop sound mathematic understanding.
  • Teachers will develop shared approaches to planning and delivery of the mathematics curriculum across KS2 and KS3
  • Teachers involved in the workgroup will share and disseminate good practice within their own schools and departments.