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Early Years / Primary Projects

Primary - Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics (SKTM)

Lead: Stephanie Kirk, Stuart Sutcliffe & Karen Knepper

NCP20-24- This project is available for primary teachers. It is designed to develop mathematical subject knowledge in conjunction with understanding the pedagogy that underpins the teaching of it. A key focus is not only on improving the participants’ understanding of the important structures of mathematics, but also to ensure they have the appropriate pedagogical knowledge to teach their pupils well.

The SKTM Primary Programme is fully funded by the Maths Hub Programme so is FREE to participating schools.

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SEND

Lead: Sophie Cocker

RIWG – This Work Group is specifically aimed at practitioners working in SEND settings. The Work Group will focus on how teaching for mastery and the Five Big Ideas can be used to develop mathematical understanding and outcomes for pupils with SEND.

The Work Group will be collaborative, allow you to network with practitioners in similar settings and provide you with deeper subject knowledge and ideas that you can take back to your setting.

This programme is fully funded by the Maths Hub so is FREE to participating schools.

This programme is now fully booked. But please click the button below to register for September 2021! 

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Effective Multimedia Learning - Primary & Secondary

Lead: Tony Staneff & James Clegg

RIWG – In recent years there has been a lot of research into what makes the most effective multimedia learning.  Most lessons taught in schools now feature some form of multimedia learning, be it a video, PowerPoint or animation.  This Work Group aims to look at the latest research and take an in depth look at the key principles and how they can be applied to make learning maths more effective. Participants will:

  • Understand Mayer’s 12 principles of effective multimedia learning.
  • Show how they can be applied to home learning or in class learning.
  • Look at how these principles look in practice.

The first session begins on 23rd March 2021.

This programme is fully funded by the Maths Hub so is FREE to participating schools.

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Year 5-8 Continuity

Lead: Elizabeth Tomlinson & Karen Knepper

NCP20-17- Work Groups in this project aim to strengthen the transition from primary to secondary school by focusing on curriculum and pedagogical continuity over Years 5 to 8.

Central to the Work Group is the promotion of cross phase communication between teachers to address issues of maths knowledge and learning transition as distinct from pastoral considerations. Whilst many Work Groups will focus on using Multiplicative Reasoning resources, Work Groups can explore any aspect of the KS2/3 curriculum.

Participants should be teachers of Years 5-8 in primary, secondary, middle school and all-through schools who have some responsibility for curriculum development

This programme is fully funded by the Maths Hub so is FREE to participating schools.

This programme is now fully booked. Please click the button below to register for September 2021! 

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Early Years - Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics (SKTM)

Lead: Jane Brown & Charlotte Cooper

NCP20-23- This Work Group aims to support teachers to develop specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics in the Early Years, with particular emphasis on developmental progression and Early Years pedagogy. The Work Group will support teachers to promote positive attitudes to maths so that children are willing to have a go, persevere and share their mathematical ideas.

This programme is designed for individuals who would like to develop their specialist knowledge for teaching maths to three to five years olds. If your school is currently more focused on preparing for teaching for mastery, you may want to consider engaging with the Building Firm Mathematical Foundations in Reception project.

This programme is fully funded by the Maths Hub so is FREE to participating schools.

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Early Years - Building Firm Mathematical Foundations in Reception

Lead: Refhet Ahmed, Rebecca Holland & Jane Brown

NCP20-08- This programme is aimed at schools who are currently developing a teaching for mastery approach in KS1 and KS2. Early Years practitioners and senior leaders will develop their understanding of how EY best practice feeds into a teaching for mastery approach, and build firm foundations for all children so that they are ready to progress into Year 1. Participants will consider how to build clear progression in mathematical concepts and how to make these accessible to young children.

This programme is fully funded by the Maths Hub so is FREE to participating schools.

This programme is now fully booked. Please click the button below to register for September 2021! 

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Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics (SKTM)- Teaching Assistant

Lead: Karen Knepper & Racheal Poole

NCP20-25- Work Groups in this project are available for primary Teaching Assistants in. It aims to develop their mathematical subject knowledge in conjunction with understanding the pedagogy that underpins the teaching of it. Understanding of mathematical structures will be explored so participants gain a detailed understanding of how children learn early mathematical concepts.

This programme is fully funded by the Maths Hub so is FREE to participating schools.

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Mastery Readiness - Primary

Lead: Natalie Booth & Paul Flack

NCP20-09- Lots of schools are ready to start their mastery journey, and some would benefit from initial support before becoming part of the full programme. This diagram from the NCETM shows a school’s journey towards mastery. Use it to determine where your school’s journey starts.

The Mastery Readiness Programme is for primary schools that want to adopt teaching for mastery in maths, but would benefit from a staged approach. Our expert practitioners are experienced in school improvement work, as well as teaching for mastery. Working with the headteacher and maths lead, they construct a bespoke programme for each school’s needs.

This Programme is fully funded by the Maths Hub Programme so is FREE to participating schools.

This programme is now fully booked. Please click the button below to register for September 2021! 

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Primary Teaching for Mastery - Development

Lead: Our Mastery Specialists

NCP20-10- The Teaching for Mastery Programme is a professional development opportunity designed to support teachers like you to develop best practice in maths in your school. It is suitable for schools interested in implementing a teaching for mastery approach to maths.

Work Groups (sometimes known as Teacher Research Groups, or TRGs) meet regularly to plan, observe and discuss teaching for mastery. In between meetings, teachers explore mastery approaches in their own classrooms and across their school. Work Groups run for a year initially, with many continuing beyond the first year as mastery is embedded in participants’ schools.

Click here to view The NCETM’s diagram that shows a school’s journey towards mastery. Use it to determine where your school’s journey starts. 

This programme is fully funded by the Maths Hub so is FREE to participating schools.

This programme is now fully booked. Please click the button below to register for September 2021! 

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NCP20-11: Primary Teaching for Mastery - Embedding

Lead: Our Mastery Specialists
Who can join:

The schools who will have previously participated in a Development Work Group. A key characteristic of all the schools is strong commitment from both school and subject leadership for embedding TfM approaches and that at least the lead participant teachers from the Development Work Group schools to have already started using TfM approaches.

Focus:
  • Systems and culture to support TfM.
  • Support for school leadership and subject leadership.
  • Subject knowledge.
  • Lesson design.
  • PD models within individual schools.
Time commitment:
  • 6 half termly Teacher Research Groups/Workshops – ½ a day each time or equivalent.
  • 3 x 2 hour support visits or the equivalent of 1 full day support visit.

Visit the NCETM website for more information on this Work Group.

This programme is fully funded by the Maths Hub so is FREE to participating schools.

This programme is now fully booked. Please click the button below to register for September 2021! 

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Primary Teaching for Mastery - Sustaining

Lead: Our Mastery Specialists

NCP20-12- This is for all primary schools who have previously been involved in teaching for mastery via a Development or Embedding Work Group, or who are Mastery Specialist schools. It brings together schools across the Maths Hubs Network that are working on continued development to sustain their teaching for mastery approach to mathematics.

It is new in 2020/21 and builds on the work carried out in previous teaching for mastery Work Groups This year it will particularly focus on curriculum recovery. It will support schools in helping pupils make up for lost time through focusing on key aspects of understanding and providing a network of mutual support and expert guidance.

This programme is fully funded by the Maths Hub so is FREE to participating schools.

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