FREE AMSP and Maths Hub Launch Event – 17th July with Bobby Seagull

NW Maths Hub 3 and AMSP will be hosting a FREE launch event with Bobby Seagull on Wednesday 17th July 11.45- 4.00pm at the University of Liverpool.

The new Ofsted School Inspection handbook states that:

‘all teachers of mathematics, including non-specialist teachers of mathematics, have sufficient mathematical and teaching content knowledge to deliver topics effectively’

This is the perfect time to attend our FREE afternoon event and is for all teachers that are interested in developing their own and their departments’ knowledge and delivery of KS2/3 transition, GCSE, A level, Further or Core Maths. The Advanced Maths Support Programme and Maths Hubs have so much PD on offer it can be overwhelming to work out what would be best for you and your department. This engaging event is your opportunity to make the most of what is out there.

In addition to this you will get the opportunity to hear from three engaging speakers from the world of maths education one of which is Bobby Seagull. Bobby is a Secondary School Maths teacher, a doctoral student at the University of Cambridge researching maths anxiety and phobia, quiz enthusiast, writes for the Financial Times, is author of The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers and ambassador for National Numeracy.

For more details, agenda and booking details please see attached flier.

FREE Maths Intervention programmes in 2019-20

NW Maths hub 3 will be offering FREE Maths Intervention programmes in 2019-20. These programmes will be for Wigan schools- we are looking at 6 schools per work group.

The two programmes are as follows:

  • Intervention in a Mastery Context (IMC)
  • Maths and SEND

We are holding a HT/SLT briefing to find out more

This will take place on: Friday 21st June, 9.30-11.00am at The Edge conference centre, Riveredge, Wigan WN3 5AB.

We have now trained 150 schools involving 300 participants for IMC (over 3 years) and 69 teachers have participated in the Maths and SEND project (this is an innovation project this year).

If you would like to book a place on the briefing to see if your school would like to be involved then please contact: Paula Foster, Administrator paula.foster@three-saints.org.uk

NCETM Accredited Professional Development Lead Programme

The NCETM Accredited Professional Development Lead Programme is designed specifically to increase the number of such people and is part of the Maths Hubs Network’s strategy to build up a group of Professional Development Leads who can support the work of hubs.

Maths Hubs are now recruiting teachers to join these programmes in 2019/20.

Who should apply?

(Early Years, Primary, Secondary, Core Maths and A level Maths)

The programme is for those with previous experience of leading the professional development of teachers of maths, either in their own school/college or more widely. Participants will be expected to commit to the full programme of activities and will need the support of their organisation to enable full participation. Applicants must have the willingness and capacity to work with teachers in other schools/colleges locally and their school must support this work. In addition, the applicant will require the support of a Maths Hub, who will sponsor their participation in the programme and provide opportunity for them to work as a PD Lead in future.

Funding

The PD Lead programmes are funded by the Maths Hub Network . Funding covers provision of the three face-to-face days, online and email coaching and tutoring from the Work Group Leads throughout the duration of the programme, and all administration involved in subsequent accreditation. This means that all applicants must be sponsored by a Maths Hub. Please indicate on your application form which Maths Hub you are applying to for sponsorship (a list of the Maths Hubs is given in the appendix). NW Maths hub 3 covers teachers in the following areas: St Helens, Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton and Wigan.

Maths Hubs will sponsor applicants with a payment of £800 for four days of release time.

How to apply

Applicants, with the support of their headteacher/principal/senior manager, should complete the form below and submit it to the NCETM (applications@ncetm.org.uk ) by 1 July 2019. You will receive a confirmation of receipt email from the NCETM. The selection process will be completed by the beginning of September 2019 and you will receive notification of the result of your application soon after.

Please see the flyer attached for further information and application details..

Maths Intervention Briefings

NW Maths hub 3 will be offering FREE Maths Intervention programmes in 2019-20.

The two programmes are as follows:

  • Intervention in a Mastery Context (IMC)
  • Maths and SEND

We are holding HT/SLT briefing to find out more

These will take place on:

Knowsley and Surrounding Areas:
Tuesday 18th June, 1.30-3.00pm at Knowsley Suites Hotel, Ribblers Ln, Liverpool, Knowsley, Prescot L34 9HA

Wigan and Surrounding Areas:
Friday 21st June, 9.30-11.00am at The Edge conference centre, Riveredge, Wigan WN3 5AB

Sefton and Surrounding Areas:
Tuesday 18th June, 9.30-11.00am at Formby Hall, Southport Old Road, Formby, Liverpool L37 0AB

We have now trained 150 schools involving 300 participants for IMC (over 3 years) and 69 teachers have participated in the Maths and SEND project (this is an innovation project this year).

If you would like to book a place on the briefing to see if your school would like to be involved then please contact: Paula Foster, Administrator paula.foster@three-saints.org.uk

Many thanks in advance, we look forward to seeing you then.

Primary TFM Specialist recruitment round- NOW OPEN

Do you (or a Colleague) want to become a Primary Mastery Specialist?

Following the successful first four cohorts of the Mastery Specialist programme, the NCETM and Maths Hubs are now seeking to recruit a fifth cohort of expert primary school teachers to develop and work as Primary Mastery Specialists. The document attached gives information about the programme and how teachers and their schools can apply to be involved.

It is a FULLY FUNDED PROGRAMME

In the development year, 2019/20, your Maths Hub will fund the cost of 15 days release time for the Mastery Specialist’s work and the cost of travel to the NCETM launch conference. There will also be some financial assistance to help schools purchase textbooks from the DfE approved list. In 2020/21 and in 2021/22, your Maths Hub will fund the cost of up to 33 days release time for the Mastery Specialist’s work and the cost of travel for school support visits.

How to apply

Applicants, in conjunction with their headteacher, should complete the form attached and submit it to the NCETM (mathshubs@ncetm.org.uk)  by Monday 20 May at 5pm. You will receive a confirmation of receipt email from the NCETM. Maths Hub NW3 will then make contact with you with more details about the selection process.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Become a Secondary Mastery Specialist

Want to become an expert in teaching for mastery and work towards taking it beyond your own school? Train to become a Mastery Specialist. In this role you will receive fully funded training from experts, develop your own expertise, and then support others.

The programme

Year One: you attend three residential training events and concentrate on your own classroom teaching.

·         Year Two: you help spread mastery teaching approaches across your department.

·         Year Three: you support two other local schools along the same route.

All the time, you keep in touch with counterparts across the country in online groups. You can share experiences and continue developmental conversations.

As part of the Mastery Specialist programme, you will also work to achieve NCETM PD Lead status.

If you want to apply to be a Mastery Specialist, you should be:

·         A strong classroom practitioner

·         Passionate about the power of teaching for mastery

·         Keen to work beyond your own school

·         Able to commit to a three-year programme

·         Supported by your headteacher/SLT.

Apply now to become a Mastery Specialist

Complete the application form (see attached) and have it signed by your headteacher/SLT. Then email it to mathshubs@ncetm.org.uk. We will allocate your application to your local hub, who will keep in touch with you as it is processed. Make sure you submit your application to us by 5pm on April 26 2019.

Secondary Teaching for Mastery Work Groups

Dear Colleagues,

Heard about teaching for mastery? Interested in high quality professional development?  We have opportunities available now for you and your department to get involved.

Whether you want to take a teaching for mastery approach in your own classroom and department, or introduce mastery in both your own school and beyond, we have a CPD opportunity for you. The NCETM and Maths Hubs are offering funded professional development activities, available from September 2019.

Work Groups  (see application attached for further information)

Secondary maths teachers whose schools want to introduce and embed teaching for mastery can join a Work Group. You will be part of a locally-based group of teachers who meet regularly to develop professional knowledge and expertise.

In a Teaching for Mastery Work Group you will:

  • collaborate with colleagues from other local schools to share best practice
  • take away ideas to help your students become more confident mathematicians, ready to tackle GCSEs and A levels
  • introduce and embed teaching for mastery in your classroom and department
  • get input and guidance from a local leader of maths education (LLME).

Mastery Advocates

The fully funded programme enables you and another teacher from your school to become ‘Mastery Advocates’. Initially you will be part of a Work Group for a year. You will also get in-school support from a Mastery Specialist. Beyond this, you will continue to work with your local Maths Hub and take part in a Work Group as you embed mastery across your department.

This opportunity is suitable for all maths teachers, from NQTs to Heads of Department. It requires the support of your headteacher/a member of SLT

Please feel free to circulate amongst your Secondary networks

Once you have completed the application form attached please return it to:

Lisa Bradshaw- NW Maths Hub 3 Maths Lead Lisa.Bradshaw@three-saints.org.uk

Lindsay Porter- NW Maths Hub 3 Secondary Lead lindsay.porter@three-saints.org.uk