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Sustaining Conference

Monday 5th July 2021

Implementing change in maths, lessons learned the hard way – 2:30 – 3:20

If there’s one thing that unites maths leaders (or just leaders), it’s that implementing change is difficult. Staff can miss the point of a scheme of learning, or that the initiative fizzles out after it stops being checked on. This session will look at using the EEF’s guidance into implementing change and will give you a chance to hear some examples of how things went wrong – and perhaps give you a chance to say how they could’ve done better!

Session host: Sam Shutkever

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Getting children to go deeper and show their understanding –  3:30 – 4:20

This session will focus on how lessons can be planned to allow children to deepen their understanding without moving on to another concept or bigger numbers. We will look at examples of groups of questions which allow children to show their understanding. We will delve into the thought process behind the construction and use of the questions in the examples. It is aimed at KS1 and KS2 staff from NQTs to Maths Leads.

Session host: Liam Petitt

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Breaking down barriers in maths and focusing on cultural shift – 3:30 – 4:20

This session will be about breaking down barriers to those children and members of staff who are afraid of maths due to experiences, finding it challenging or simply not liking number.  It will explore how cultural shift can occur very quickly through pedagogy, parental engagement and CPD.  The session will look at the journey through raising the profile of maths and a culture of self-belief and determination for all – with everyone having the same consistent approach. This session is aimed at maths leaders and senior leaders in school.

Session host: Julie Morris

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KS2 Fractions: Promoting a deep understanding – 1:30 – 2:20

This session will focus on the four operations with fractions, looking specifically at the concepts taught at key stage two. The session will assist teachers in providing opportunities for pupils to develop a deep understanding of this area with a focus on conceptual understanding.

Session host: Natalie Booth

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Progression in number lines across the maths curriculum – 2:30 – 3:20

The aim of this session is to understand how number lines and their precursors can support and extend understanding of the number system. Number lines are a key representational tool which are central to the DfE (Ready-to-Progress) Mathematics guidance: key stages 1 and 2. How can we ensure they are used effectively through intelligent practice and variation across the maths curriculum from EYFS to Year 6?

Session host: Mary Togher

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Mastering Number – Introduction – 1:30 – 2:20

This session will focus on our new Work Group launching in September – Mastering Number. It aims to develop solid number sense, including fluency and flexibility with number facts, which will have a lasting impact on future learning for all children. We will explore the abacus-like piece of equipment called a rekenrek, which will be provided for use by children in participating classes.

Session host: Kate Henshall

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The Strategic Leadership of Maths post-covid – 3:30 – 4:20

This session will describe how one particular school has adapted the curriculum, used the Ready-to-Progress Criteria, Catch-up funding, CPD and high quality text books to continue a Teaching for Mastery curriculum. This session will also cover some discussion of both the advantages and disadvantages of text books in a wider context.

Session host: Mike Clayton

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Tuesday 6th July 2021

Developing a Sense of Number – 1:30 – 2:20

This session will focus on the work that is happening at Long Lee Primary. The key stage one team are working on developing fluency and flexibility with number facts. We will explore why this is an important element of maths to teach well, what the sessions look like in Long Lee and the impact this piece of work is having for the children at school.

Session host: Rebecca Holland

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The new mathematical Early Learning Goal – 3:30 – 4:20

This EYFS focus session will have a particular emphasis on the new ELG for Reception classes as of September 2022. The session will allow participants to compare previous milestones for children at this stage and what this will look like in the coming year. Opportunities will be provided to explore what the new mathematical goals may look like across the year, across the setting and within provision.

Session host: Seanna Sweeney

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Maintaining the impact of Teaching for Mastery in an evolving teaching team – 2:30 – 3:20

This session will focus on the successes and challenges of embedding the culture of Teaching for Mastery throughout school, supporting Early Career Teachers alongside highly experienced members of staff, including highlighting the leadership capacity needed to sustain strong induction and professional development for all staff. This session is aimed at maths leaders and senior leaders in school.

Session host: Alison Embleton

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Do you know your subtrahend from your minuend? – 1:30 – 2:20 & 3:30 – 4:20

This session will focus on the use of precise mathematical language. It aims to develop an understanding of the key concepts and language of additive and multiplicative reasoning.

Session host: Karen Knepper

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Contextual stories to uncover mathematical structures – 2:30 – 3:20

This session will focus on the use of contextual stories to support children’s understanding of abstract maths concepts in Year 1 to Year 6. As well as providing a representation of different mathematical structures, contextual stories are a powerful way to support the development of precise vocabulary.

Session host: Paula Allaway

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Breaking down barriers in maths and focusing on cultural shift – 3:30 – 4:20

This session will be about breaking down barriers to those children and members of staff who are afraid of maths due to experiences, finding it challenging or simply not liking number.  It will explore how cultural shift can occur very quickly through pedagogy, parental engagement and CPD. The session will look at the journey through raising the profile of maths and a culture of self-belief and determination for all – with everyone having the same consistent approach. This session is aimed at maths and senior leaders in school.

Session host: Julie Morris

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Wednesday 7th July 2021

Developing a Sense of Number – 2:30 – 3:20

This session will focus on the work that is happening at Long Lee Primary. The Key Stage 1 Team are working on developing fluency and flexibility with number facts. We will explore why this is an important element of maths to teach well, what the sessions look like and the impact of this piece of work for the children in school. This session is aimed at maths and senior leaders in school.

Session host: Rebecca Holland

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Implementing change in maths, lessons learned the hard way – 3:30 – 4:20

If there’s one thing that unites maths leaders (or just leaders), it’s that implementing change is difficult. Staff can miss the point of a scheme of learning, or that the initiative fizzles out after it stops being checked on. This session will look at using the EEF’s guidance into implementing change and will give you a chance to hear some examples of how things went wrong – and perhaps give you a chance to say how they could’ve done better!

Session host: Sam Shutkever

BOOK NOW

Maintaining the impact of Teaching for Mastery in an evolving teaching team – 2:30 – 3:20

This session will focus on the successes and challenges of embedding the culture of Teaching for Mastery throughout school, supporting Early Career Teachers alongside highly experienced members of staff, including highlighting the leadership capacity needed to sustain strong induction and professional development for all staff. This session is aimed at maths leaders and senior leaders in school.

Session host: Alison Embleton

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The Strategic Leadership of Maths post-covid – 1:30 – 2:20

The session will describe how the school adapted the curriculum, used Ready-to-Progress Criteria, Catch-up funding, CPD and high quality text books to continue a Teaching for Mastery curriculum. The session will also cover some discussion of both the advantages and disadvantages of text books in a wider context. This session is aimed at maths leaders and senior leaders in school.

Session host: Mike Clayton

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Getting children to go deeper and show their understanding – 1:30 – 2:20

This session will focus on how lessons can be planned to allow children to deepen their understanding without moving on to another concept or bigger numbers. We will look at examples of groups of questions which allow children to show their understanding. We will delve into the thought process behind the construction and use of the questions in the examples. It is aimed at KS1 and KS2 staff from NQTs to Maths Leads.

Session host: Liam Petitt

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Has your curriculum been effected due to the pandemic? Use the Mathematic DfE Guidance to support transition between year groups – 3:30 – 4:20

The publication aims to ‘bring greater coherence to the national curriculum by exposing core concepts in the national curriculum and demonstrating progression from year 1 to year 6’ and to ‘summarise the most important knowledge and understanding within each year group’. There will be opportunities to explore and discuss how this document could be used to support transition between year groups. Within the session, we will using the supporting material from the NCETM to start thinking about learning that has been missed and map out a curriculum plan for future learning.

Session host: Steph Kirk

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Meet the Hosts:

Kate Henshall

Kate is the Assistant Maths Hub Lead for WYMH and has been involved with Maths Hubs since 2014.

Natalie Booth

Natalie is a Work Group Lead for the WYMH Mastery Readiness Programme and will be an Assistant Maths Hub Lead for WYMH starting in September.

Mary Togher

Mary Togher

Mary is a full time Year 6 teacher and Mastery Specialist and has lead primary school Work Groups from Mastery Development to Mastery Sustaining.

Sam Shutkever

Sam is the Assistant Maths Hub Lead for WYMH and will become the Deputy Maths Hub Lead in 2021-22.

Rebecca Holland

Rebecca Holland

Rebecca is Deputy Head at Long Lee Primary School and has been involved with Maths Hubs since 2014 as a Mastery Specialist and also an EYFS Work Group Lead.

Paula Allaway

Paula Allaway

Paula has been a mastery specialist with WYMH since 2014.

Liam Petitt

Liam has been a Mastery Specialist for 4 years and runs Developing, Embedding and Sustaining Work Groups.

Mike Clayton

Mike Clayton

Mike Clayton is a Mastery Specialist and Head of Maths at Glusburn CP School.

Stephanie Kirk

Steph Kirk

Steph is the Assistant Maths Hub Lead for Secondary for West Yorkshire Maths Hub. She oversees all the Teaching for Mastery Secondary Work Groups and is an LLME Community Lead.

Julie Morris

Julie Morris is the Headteacher Advocate for Bradford and has been involved in various capacities with the Maths Hubs since 2016.

Karen Knepper

Karen is an independent mathematics consultant and has many years’ experience, and a passion, for developing the teaching of mathematics in primary schools. Karen also runs Subject Knowledge Work Groups for West Yorskshire Maths Hub 

Alison Embleton

Alison is a Headteacher in Calderdale and has been proactively embedding Teaching for Mastery at her school since 2016. Alison is also the Headteacher Advocate for Calderdale at West Yorkshire Maths Hub.