Monthly Archives: October 2017

New to GCSE Network Meetings

admin   October 19, 2017   Comments Off

As a result of discussions with schools and colleges about the support they would like for the delivery GCSE Maths Resit we have decided to put on termly meetings for teachers that are new to teaching GCSE Maths. This may be that a teacher has previously taught Functional skills or their subject specialism is not maths. We will cover in detail what the student must know, common errors, lesson ideas and how to make lessons ‘different’ for those that are resitting. We will cover some of the topics that are new to foundation and look at new ideas for delivering Resit Programmes.

The first of these meetings will be held at the University of Liverpool, on 29th November 2017, 4pm-6pm, with light refreshments available from 3.30pm.

Please see attached flyer for further details.

To book places at one or more of these meeting, please complete the online booking form below (that is also linked to in the attached flyer):
Dear colleagues,

After the success of the meetings over the last couple of years we will be continuing to offer our Higher-Tier GCSE Network meetings in this area. These are a series of meetings to facilitate a discussion and exchange of ideas and strategies in support of the teaching of GCSE mathematics. They will cover some of the new topics and look at new ideas for other areas.

The first of these meetings will be held at the University of Liverpool, on 29th November 2017, 4pm-6pm, with light refreshments available from 3.30pm.

Subsequent meetings will be held at the same time on 28th February 2018 and 27th June 2018.

If you cannot make the full meeting but would like to attend part of it, this will be fine – please let the presenter Sue Harkness know: sueharkness@furthermaths.org.uk<https://outlook.manchester.ac.uk/owa/UrlBlockedError.aspx>

Each meeting will cover specific topics, listed below, in two groups running concurrently. One teacher cannot cover both groups so we encourage schools to send at least two teachers to each meeting.

To book places at one or more of these meeting, please complete the online booking form below (that is also linked to in the  attached flyer ):
https://goo.gl/forms/3Rt7nRq2Gs2NlxUF2

Best wishes,

Catherine van Saarloos
Post 16 Lead
Maths Hub NW3

NW Maths Hub 3 NQT/RQT Maths Programme 2017/18

admin   October 1, 2017   Comments Off

NW Maths Hub 3- led by The St Helens TSA would like to offer all Secondary Newly and Recently Qualified Maths Teachers the chance to attend the highly successful NQT/RQT Maths Programme.

The programme covers generic planning, organising and engagement tips as well as subject specific pedagogy around number and algebra. It is aimed at NQTs in their 1st year of teaching and in previous years has also proved useful for teachers that are recently qualified, up to 4 years’ experience.

Autumn Term 1: This session will focus on preparing NQT’s for a very busy year with lots of practical tips for planning, organising and managing a smoothly run maths classroom.

Wednesday 3rd October, 2pm – 5:00pm at Byrchall CPD Centre.

Autumn Term 2:  Teaching and Learning session looking at progression, mastery and quality resources for teaching fractions.

Wednesday 15th November, 2pm – 5:00pm at  Rainford High School.

Spring Term 1:  This session will focus on behaviour management in the maths classroom.  Keeping students engaged and motivated with effective use of brain gym and re-focussing activities.

Tuesday 16th January, 2pm – 5:00pm at Byrchall CPD Centre.

Spring Term 2:  Teaching and Learning session looking at progression, mastery and quality resources for teaching algebra.

Wednesday 7th March, 2pm – 5:00pm at Rainford High School.

Summer Term 1: Teaching and Learning session looking at embedding problem solving and ways to develop reasoning skills into every lesson.

Tuesday 8th May, 2pm – 5:00pm at Byrchall CPD Centre.

Summer Term 2: This session will focus on reflecting on the year and top tips for a high impact fresh start for September.

Wednesday 27th June,  2pm – 5:00pm at Rainford High School.

The programme will be delivered by Lindsay Porter. Lindsay is a former Head of Maths, current teacher and GCSE examiner. She now works as the secondary lead for NW3 Maths Hub as well as being a regional maths advocate for AQA facilitating collaboration between maths teachers and subject leaders across the North West. She believes in a practical approach and is passionate about teaching and learning.

Secondary Schools that have signed the alliance partnership agreement with the St Helens TSA will receive 1 free place.

The full programme would usually cost £360.00 (£60 per session) if booked as a programme/block then you will receive it for £260.00

Cost per individual session = £60.00

All sessions can be booked via email directly to: Sarah Makin (TSA Admin) – sarah.makin@three-saints.org.uk or lisa.bradshaw@three-saints.org.uk alternatively contact: 0744646250

Please see flyer attached for further information.

For any further queries about any of the training sessions or if you are interested in becoming an alliance member and qualifying for any future discounts please don’t hesitate in contacting myself.

Kind Regards

Lisa Bradshaw
Director of the St Helens Teaching School Alliance and NW Maths Hub 3
Director of School Improvement- Three Saints Academy Trust