Monthly Archive: January 2019

NW Maths Hub 3 Spring 2019 Newsletter

The Spring 2019 NW Maths Hub 3 – Led by the St Helens TSA is available for you to read here:

NW Maths Hub 3 Newsletter Spring 2019
If you would like to find out more about the work of NW Maths Hub 3 please don’t hesitate in contacting: Lisa Bradshaw (Director of the TSA and NW Maths Hub 3) or Sarah Makin (TSA Administrator) alternatively call: 07446446418 (Sarah).

For more information visit our website: (follow the Maths hub link) or follow us on twitter- @SthelensTSA/ @NWmathshub3.

Shanghai Mastery Open Sessions Secondary

NW Maths Hubs would like to invite ALL Secondary Practitioners to the following event:

Shanghai Mastery Open Sessions

2016 saw the launch of the NCETM’s Secondary Teaching for Mastery Programme, which remains its foremost initiative in both primary and secondary education in England.

2018-19 now sees a pilot China-England Secondary Teacher Exchange, organised by the NCETM and the Department for Education.

In November, sixteen English teachers of mathematics will travel to Shanghai, where mastery has transformed the region into one of the highest performing in mathematics education in the world. All sixteen teachers are already NCETM trained Mastery Specialists, but aim to learn more about its successful implementation across an entire area of both primary and secondary schools. They aim to gain a first-hand understanding of which aspects of the approach can benefit English schoolchildren.

The return leg of the exchange will take place in January 2019, when two teachers from Shanghai will work in Loreto Grammar School in Altrincham.

We are excited to be hosting these teachers and would like to invite you to attend one of the two

‘Shanghai Mastery’ open events that we are holding:

Tuesday 22/01/19 – 11am – 2pm

Wednesday 23/01/19 – 1.15pm – 4.15pm

This unique CPD opportunity to observe lessons taught by the Shanghai teachers is suitable for any secondary teacher of mathematics, who wants to find out more about the mastery approach to teaching and learning.

Each session is free of charge and includes a pre-lesson briefing, full lesson observation and review. At the end of the event, information will be shared on how you can gain support to implement mastery in your school.

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

To book a session or for further details contact:  

We hope to see you all there!

Providing challenge for higher attainers, ensuring greater depth and meeting the higher standards

Providing challenge for higher attainers, ensuring greater depth and meeting the higher standards.

Sessions will take place on:

Tuesday 7th May, 9-3.30pm, LKS2 (Years 3 and 4)

Thursday 9th May, 9-3.30pm, KS1 (Years 1 and 2)

Tuesday 21st May, 9-3.30pm, UKS2 (Years 5 and 6)

All sessions will take place at: Nutgrove primary school, 68 Nutgrove Rd, Saint Helens WA9 5JJ.

Cost: £150 per session including all course materials, refreshments and light lunch.

NW Maths Hub 3- EYFS and Nursery Maths events STARTING Jan 2019

NW Maths Hub 3 are offering the following maths events for EYFS and Nursery Practitioners:

EYFS – Using a story/topic based approach to plan a mathematical sequence 
The sessions will focus on:

  • Staff will explore mathematical concepts from 30-50 months to ensure they are meeting the ELGs
  • Staff will ensure progression is built into the lesson design through a creative approach based on story, awe and wonder!
  • Counting to ordering to calculation including making connections between other mathematical areas

The package will include: 3 ½ day sessions and all resources used at the sessions.
Day 1- Tuesday 17th January 2019, 9-12 noon
Day 2-Tuesday 26th February 2019, 9-12 noon
Day 3-Wednesday 22nd May 2019, 9-12 noon
Venue: St Helens TSA POD, St Mary and St Thomas’ CE Primary School, Barton Close, St Helens, WA10 2HS
Cost: £70 per ½ day session. If booked as a block £200.00 for all 3 sessions.

Nursery Practitioners:        Maths everywhere, improving the quality and raising expectations 
The session will focus on:

  • Support practitioners to ensure mathematical opportunities are everywhere, in everything- how to ensure effective mathematical provision
  • Improve the mathematical questioning
  • Meet ARE and raise expectations ready for the next stage of learning.

Date/time: Wednesday 6th March 2019, 9.00-3.30pm.
Venue: Nutgrove Primary School, Govett Road, St Helens, WA9 5NH.
Cost: £150.00 per delegate- this includes all course materials, refreshments and a light lunch.

If you wish to book on any of the sessions please email or call: 
Sarah Makin (Senior Administrator):
Paula Foster (Administrator):
For additional information regarding any of the training offers don’t hesitate in contacting- Lisa Bradshaw (Director of The St Helens Teaching School Alliance)
The cancellation policy is as follows:
14-30 days: charged at 25%
7 days: charged at 50%
Less than 1 day: Charged at full training rate
Please note all cancellations must be in writing via email to A confirmation of your booking will be sent to you once received. Should you be in a position to supply a substitute delegate there will be no charges.

Use Comparative Judgement to increase the accuracy of your writing assessments – and reduce workload!

Last few places available – book now to avoid disappointment

The St Helens TSA in association with Daisy Christodoulou invites you to join them on Tuesday 22nd January 2019, where she will reflect on Making Good Progress: how can we measure pupil learning?, and deliver workshops exploring how Comparative Judgment can improve the assessment of writing by offering increased reliability, reduced workload and more powerful feedback. 

Daisy Christodoulou is the Director of Education at No More Marking (NMM), working closely with schools on developing new approaches to assessment. Before joining NMM, Daisy was Head of Assessment at Ark Schools, and taught English  in two London comprehensives. She is the author of Making Good Progress? The future  of Assessment for Learning (OUP, 2017) and Seven Myths about Education (Routledge, 2010)

To take place on: Tuesday 22nd January, 9.00am-13.00pm (including a light lunch)
Venue: Ibis Styles Haydock, Piele Road, Haydock, St. Helens WA11 0GR. 

Target audience: This event is suitable for Secondary  SLT, assessment and subject leaders.

Cost: £50 per delegate. Please bring along a laptop or tablet with Google Chrome installed. 

BOOK YOUR PLACE by emailing:

Please feel free to circulate amongst your networks. 

China/England Exchange: Modelling Mathematical Pedagogy Event

Maths Hub NW3
China/England Exchange
Modelling Mathematical Pedagogy Event

As part of the National Maths Hubs programme, funded by DfE and coordinated by NCETM, you are invited to take part in an exciting opportunity to observe Teaching for Mastery in action.
There will be 2 events where you will be able to discuss and observe a primary mathematics lesson, delivered by a visiting teacher from Shanghai, based on the 5 big ideas behind Teaching for Mastery.

To take place on: Wednesday 23rd January 2018
Key Stage 1 (Year 2) 9.15am (for 9.30am start) – 11am
Key Stage 2 (Year 6) 1.15pm (for 1.30pm start) – 3pm

Venue:  Newfold Community Primary School, St James Road, Orrell, Wigan

Places are free of charge and are limited to 1 KS1 place and 1 KS2 place per school

To book a place: please contact Paula Foster,  by Friday 18th January 2019 at the latest- places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

For further information please see the flyer attached. Please feel free to circulate to your networks.