Projects

What is a workgroup?

The NCETM have devised and honed a collaborative professional development model called a workgroup. Workgroups have the following key characteristics:

  • Groups are run by teachers and for teachers to enable practice to be developed shared and embedded.
  • Activities include workshops, gap tasks, and ongoing reflection and evaluation.
  • Workgroup leads attend national meetings hosted by NCETM.
  • Groups make use of NCETM forums for communication.

Each year the NCETM works with the maths hubs to decide the list of workgroups that will be run across the country. They are called National Collaborative Projects or NCPs. Individual hubs also give the opportunity to lead new developments and suggest innovation groups.

For Primary Schools

Early Years

Lead: Rebecca Holland
(NCP 18-07)

Knowledge and understanding of fundamental concepts and the pedagogies that support their development.
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For Primary Schools

Primary TfM Planning for Greater Depth

Lead: Julie Morris
(NCP 18-11c)

Development of questions and tasks that demand high-level reasoning and problem-solving in KS1/2.
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For Secondary Schools

Mathematical Thinking for GCSE

Lead: Rhiannon Davies
(NCP 18-13)

Use of pedagogic strategies to promote problem-solving, reasoning and proof.
(Please note the dates for this work group have now changed, the first session will take place in the new year. New dates will be released to successful schools once confirmed)
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For Primary & Secondary Schools

Y5 – Y8 Continuity

Lead: Steph Kirk
(NCP 18-14)

Progression of concepts across key stages through shared representations and language.
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For Secondary Schools

Supporting Post GCSE Re-sit

Lead: Simon Bond
(NCP 18-16)

Innovative approaches to re-engage and motivate resistant learners.
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For Secondary Schools

Developing A’ Level Teaching

Lead: Simon Bond and the AMSP
(NCP 18-19)

The development of pedagogic strategies that promote deeper conceptual understanding and connections across mathematics.
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For Primary Schools

Primary Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Lead: Thom Brooks-Graves
(NCP 18-20)

Knowledge and understanding of fundamental concepts and the pedagogies that support their development.
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For Primary Schools

Teaching Assistant Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Lead: Sam Shutkever
(NCP 18-21)

Understanding the concepts and pedagogies for an intervention package using mastery approaches.
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For Primary & Secondary Schools

Developing Partnership with ITT Providers

Lead: Richard Wayman
(NCP 18-22)

Establishing networks to support teachers as they transition from their training.

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For Primary & Secondary Schools

Developing Working Partnership for SEND and Maths

Lead: Lauren Cook
(NCP 18-23)

Establishing networks that include special schools to share expertise and explore the use of mastery approaches for children with additional learning needs.
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For Primary & Secondary Schools

Developing Collaboration and Communication

Lead: Niamh Gee
(YH IN18)

Exploring the use of collaborative structures to enhance students’ articulation and communication of their mathematical thinking.

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