Securing foundations at Y7

Catered for
Secondary Maths teachers
12 x 1.5 hour sessions

Who can take part?

Secondary Maths teachers.

What is involved?

This project aims to support the teachers of those students in Year 7 who require additional support to secure the foundations of understanding in maths necessary to make good progress in KS3 and beyond. National data indicates that, since Covid, there has been an increase in the number of students not meeting Age Related Expectations (ARE) by the end of KS2, and that the gaps in knowledge for some in Year 7 are wider and deeper than in previous years: this is supported by evidence from a recent NCETM teacher survey. Year 7 teachers are also reporting that they feel insufficiently equipped to teach these students mathematical content from much earlier in the curriculum. There are 12, 1.5 hour sessions over the course of the year (6 x 0.5 for working with the local lead, and 6 x 0.5 for working with the national lead). Each session has 3 time slots across the day to give flexibility to the participating teacher.

What will you learn?

Participants will also become part of a community of practitioners who are focused on improving students’ attainment outcomes by sharing best practice. This professional development opportunity is intended to support participants to develop the specialist KS1 and KS2 expertise to support students who need it most. The centrally-produced resources are designed to support teachers and focus on the foundations of mathematical understanding. The programme is supported by FREE resources which are made up of 80 powerpoint slide decks. Each set of resources has a different focus, adapting the most relevant parts of the support available for KS2 teachers so that they build on students’ prior knowledge and prepare them for their study in KS3.

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