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.

 

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.

Teaching Assistant Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Teaching Assistant Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Teaching Assistant Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Teaching Assistants involved in this project will develop key stage specific subject knowledge to enable them to support and/or deliver mathematics in the classroom or in small intervention groups. The project will enable TAs to develop deeper understanding of both the content and pedagogy of the maths curriculum and understand how TAs are most effectively deployed for impact on learning.

In Sussex, the Maths Hub have successfully run a series of two day courses that have been very well attended and received over the last few years. They are run by experienced trainers with excellent prior knowledge.

This year we have two courses, one in West Sussex and one in East Sussex. 

For more information please contact the project leads:

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.

Teaching Assistant SKE
(2 day course)

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

DATES:
Day 1 – Thursday 1 November
Day 2 – Wednesday 27 February

TIMES:
09:00 – 15:00

COST:
£40 in total per delegate for attendance at both days

Tea/coffee will be provided but delegates should bring their own lunch

The closing date for applications is Monday 15 October. We anticipate that places for this course will fill quickly, so would advise early booking to ensure success. Places will initially be limited to two per school.

Supporting Children in Primary Mathematics – a Course for Teaching Assistants

This course is aimed at:

  • Primary teaching and learning assistants and HLTAs who would benefit from developing their knowledge and understanding of the mathematics curriculum to support effective learning for their children;
  • Primary teaching and learning assistants and HLTAs who wish to develop their mathematical subject knowledge to support effective learning for their children.

During the 2 days participants will:

  • Develop their own subject knowledge in line with the 2014 mathematics curriculum;
  • 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 the 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;
  • Complete online evaluations requested by the NCETM, including a summative impact report;
  • Complete gap tasks set and reflect on these.

Please consider the work involved when booking participants from your school onto this work group.

Due to the anticipated popularity of this work group, the two days will be held twice at two different venues, one in East Sussex, and one in West Sussex. Any school in the three local authorities are welcome to attend at any of the venues.

Teaching Assistant SKE
(2 day course)

VENUE:
Willingdon Community School,
Broad Road, Lower Willingdon,
Eastbourne BN20 9QX

DATES:
Day 1 – Tuesday 12 March
Day 2 – Tuesday 26 March

TIMES:
09:00 – 15:00

COST:
£40 in total per delegate for attendance at both days

Tea/coffee will be provided, but delegates should bring their own lunch.

We anticipate that places for this course will fill quickly, so would advise early booking to ensure success. Places will initially be limited to two per school.

Supporting Children in Primary Mathematics – a Course for Teaching Assistants

This course is aimed at:

  • Primary teaching and learning assistants and HLTAs who would benefit from developing their knowledge and understanding of the mathematics curriculum to support effective learning for their children;
  • Primary teaching and learning assistants and HLTAs who wish to develop their mathematical subject knowledge to support effective learning for their children.

During the 2 days participants will:

  • Develop their own subject knowledge in line with the 2014 mathematics curriculum;
  • 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 the 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;
  • Complete online evaluations requested by the NCETM, including a summative impact report;
  • Complete gap tasks set and reflect on these.

Please consider the work involved when booking participants from your school onto this work group.

Due to the anticipated popularity of this work group, the two days will be held twice at two different venues, one in East Sussex, and one in West Sussex. Any school in the three local authorities are welcome to attend at any of the venues.

Primary Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Primary Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Primary Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Primary teachers wishing to develop enhanced mathematical subject knowledge to improve their mathematics teaching are invited to take part in this project. Teachers will not only develop deeper, more connected understanding of topics on the primary maths curriculum but will explore how children learn mathematical concepts and ways to support this. The approaches developed will be consistent with teaching for mastery.

The Sussex Maths Hub has worked hard to share practice on the Teaching for Mastery approach in the primary phase. Some of this has been distilled into a 3-day course that has been delivered over the last few years. It has provided many primary teachers with a concentrated introduction to Teaching for Mastery through practical sessions. This year we have three courses, all of which have started. We hope to run the courses again next year so please do contact us to register your interest.

For more information please contact the project leads:

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. 

Primary SKE (3 day course)


VENUE:

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

DATES:
Day 1 – Tuesday 30 October
Day 2 – Tuesday 4 December
Day 3 – Tuesday 8 January

TIMES:
09:00 – 15:30

COST:
£75 in total per delegate for attendance at all three days

Tea/coffee will be provided, but delegates should bring their own lunch.

The closing date for applications is Monday 15 October. We anticipate that places for this course will fill quickly, so would advise early booking to ensure success. Places will initially be limited to two per school.

Enhancing Mathematical Subject Knowledge And Pedagogy for Primary Teachers

This course is aimed at:

  • Primary teachers who would benefit from developing their knowledge and understanding of the mathematics curriculum to support effective teaching and learning in their classrooms;
  • Primary teachers who wish to develop their mathematical subject knowledge to support effective teaching and learning in their classrooms.

During the 3 days participants will:

  • Deepen and extend their own subject knowledge in mathematics;
  • Explore key strands of the primary mathematics curriculum and consider the implications for teaching and learning;
  • Understand children’s expected progression in the different strands of the primary mathematics curriculum;
  • Know a range of ways to support children to develop an understanding of the different strands 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;
  • Complete online evaluations requested by the NCETM, including a summative impact report;
  • Complete gap tasks set and reflect on these.

Please consider the work involved when booking participants from your school onto this work group.

Primary SKE (3 day course)


VENUE:

East Sussex National,
Little Horsted,
Uckfield TN22 5ES

DATES:
Day 1 – Wednesday 7 November
Day 2 – Thursday 6 December
Day 3 – Thursday 10 January

TIMES:
09:00 – 15:30

COST:
£75 (East Sussex Schools can claim this back from their Local Authority)

Tea/coffee will be provided, but delegates should bring their own lunch.

The closing date for applications is Monday 15 October. We anticipate that places for this course will fill quickly, so would advise early booking to ensure success. Places will initially be limited to two per school.

Enhancing Mathematical Subject Knowledge And Pedagogy for Primary Teachers

This course is aimed at:

  • Primary teachers who would benefit from developing their knowledge and understanding of the mathematics curriculum to support effective teaching and learning in their classrooms;
  • Primary teachers who wish to develop their mathematical subject knowledge to support effective teaching and learning in their classrooms.

During the 3 days participants will:

  • Deepen and extend their own subject knowledge in mathematics;
  • Explore key strands of the primary mathematics curriculum and consider the implications for teaching and learning;
  • Understand children’s expected progression in the different strands of the primary mathematics curriculum;
  • Know a range of ways to support children to develop an understanding of the different strands 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;
  • Complete online evaluations requested by the NCETM, including a summative impact report;
  • Complete gap tasks set and reflect on these.

Please consider the work involved when booking participants from your school onto this work group.

Primary SKE (3 day course)


VENUE:

Azur at the Marina Pavilion,
St. Leonards on Sea TN38 0BU

DATES:
Day 1 – Tuesday 27 November
Day 2 – Wednesday 12 December
Day 3 – Monday 14 January

TIMES:
09:00 – 15:30

COST:
£75 (East Sussex Schools can claim this back from their Local Authority)

Tea/coffee will be provided, but delegates should bring their own lunch.

The closing date for applications is Monday 15 October. We anticipate that places for this course will fill quickly, so would advise early booking to ensure success. Places will initially be limited to two per school.

Enhancing Mathematical Subject Knowledge And Pedagogy for Primary Teachers

This course is aimed at:

  • Primary teachers who would benefit from developing their knowledge and understanding of the mathematics curriculum to support effective teaching and learning in their classrooms;
  • Primary teachers who wish to develop their mathematical subject knowledge to support effective teaching and learning in their classrooms.

During the 3 days participants will:

  • Deepen and extend their own subject knowledge in mathematics;
  • Explore key strands of the primary mathematics curriculum and consider the implications for teaching and learning;
  • Understand children’s expected progression in the different strands of the primary mathematics curriculum;
  • Know a range of ways to support children to develop an understanding of the different strands 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;
  • Complete online evaluations requested by the NCETM, including a summative impact report;
  • Complete gap tasks set and reflect on these.

Please consider the work involved when booking participants from your school onto this work group.

Planning for Greater Depth (Primary TfM Focused Issue)

Planning for Greater Depth (Primary TfM Focused Issue)

Planning for Greater Depth (Primary TfM Focused Issue)

This project will consider how teachers can provide opportunities for all children to work at a ‘greater depth’ within the teaching for mastery context. Work Groups will focus on developing teachers’ understanding of how to facilitate activities and questions to ensure that there is sufficient challenge for children when they are ready for it.

In Sussex this is a small project involving eight teachers in four schools who are working together as a Teacher Research Group to reflect on their current practice and clarifying their understanding of what ‘Greater Depth’ means through reflective practice in their own schools and collaborative planning to design activities that support ‘Greater Depth’. Each school will review its own practice and then change practice to improve pedagogical outcomes for children challenging them to work at ‘Greater Depth’.

The Project reflections will be shared at a national level and we hope to invite new schools into the project in 2019/20.

For more information please contact the project leads:

Lesson design (Primary TfM Focused Issue)

Lesson design (Primary TfM Focused Issue)

Lesson design (Primary TfM Focused Issue)

The focus of this project is on designing effective lesson plans in a teaching for mastery context, making use of key resources such as the mastery professional development materials and textbooks. Schools that have taken up the textbook funding may be particularly interested in getting involved. Teachers will develop their understanding of the big ideas in mastery and be confident in planning for small steps in learning.

This year, 4 Sussex based schools are working together to share and develop practice by planning exemplar lessons that can be delivered. Each school has nominated a maths lead and member of the senior leadership to work together. It attracted schools who have already made a significant commitment to teaching for mastery lesson design in their own schools. Participants attend national and local events and then use this input to design materials that can be tested in their own schools before being disseminated further.

The Project reflections will be shared at a national level and we hope to invite new schools into the project in 2019/20.

For more information please contact the project lead:

Teaching for Mastery (Primary): What Makes an Excellent Lesson Design?

VENUE:
Participating schools to take turns to host

DATES:
November, February and late May / early June (TBC)

For further details about this course, and to apply for a place, please download the attached FLYER.

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Mastery Readiness

Mastery Readiness

Mastery Readiness

This project will develop consistent approaches to vital skills and practices for schools not yet in a position to access the main teaching for mastery programme. Participant schools will access 5 free workshops and regular high quality bespoke support from a trained Mastery Readiness Lead – they will then get priority to participate in teaching for mastery Work Groups in Autumn 2019, complete with the associated funding.

This is a very important strand of our work this year. The Sussex Maths Hub have supported a number of school improvement initiatives from Strategic School Improvement projects to brokering experts to support individual schools. The relationship between mastery and school improvement is the focus for this project.

The Sussex Maths Hub appointed Miriam Rhine to lead this project and this year we are looking for schools particularly in the Lewes, Adur and Crawley regions of Sussex to take part in a  Teacher Research Group in ‘test and learn’ activities to prepare the schools to take part in the mastery programme in 2019/20.

For more information please contact the project lead:

Mastery Readiness
Work Group

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

DATES:
Friday 1 February
Wednesday 20 March
Wednesday 8 May
Wednesday 26 June

TIME:
09:00 – 12:00