Improving Maths at KS2 and KS3

Improving Maths at KS2 and KS3

Improving Maths at KS2 and KS3




Wednesday 24 February



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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.


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


‘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!

Maths SLE School Improvement Support

Maths SLE School Improvement Support

Maths SLE School Improvement Support



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



Monday 21 September



16:30 to 17:30



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).

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

Information and Application


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.