Monthly Archive: July 2019

Secondary Heads of Maths Termly Network Meetings

NW Maths hub 3 would like to invite Secondary Heads of Maths to the following termly network meetings:

Throughout 2019-20 we are pleased to be able to offer termly Head of Maths network meetings for ALL secondary schools across the NW3 region –

St Helens, Wigan, Knowsley, Sefton and Liverpool.  This also includes a dedicated network for maths teachers in PRUs and Special Schools.

Please see the flyer attached for further information including dates/times and venues.

All meetings are FREE to attend.

Each meeting will include important updates on key initiatives in maths education including teaching for mastery, assessment policies and examiner feedback as well as an opportunity to work collaboratively with other local subject leaders.

To book a place, please contact Paula Foster at paula.foster@three-saints.org.uk 

Please include the region that you would like to attend in your email.

Post 16 Workgroups

NW Maths 3 would like to offer the following programmes to all Post 16 providers in 2019-20:

  • Core Maths
  • Embedding technology in Level 3 Maths
  • Parents as partners- innovation

To find out more please see the flyers:

1922 Embedding Technology

NW3 Core maths

Parents As Partners

All programmes are FREE of Charge.

Please feel free to circulate amongst your networks.

If you’re interested, what next?

If you are interested in participating in this work group, please email sarah.boyle@calderstones.co.uk (Level 3 Maths Hub lead for NW Maths Hub 3)

Early Career Development Programme – Secondary NQTs and RQTs

NW Maths Hub 3 would like to offer NQTs and RQTs within Maths Departments across the NW region the opportunity to participate in the

Early Career Development Programme.

Overview:

Support to teachers in their early career is very often focussed on generic teaching strategies to assist with lesson delivery and managing workload in a setting with a mixture of subject areas.  Schools are increasingly pushed for time and departmental time is not always available for pedagogy support to those that need it the most.

This programme will focus specifically on breaking down a scheme of work and looking at the fine progression through the topic areas – how to effectively plan a unit of work to include ample assessment opportunities, including planning for questioning.

Please see attached the flyer for further details including activity and dates/times of the training.

Who should attend?

Secondary maths NQTs and RQTs.

This programme is FREE of Charge.

How to get involved:

If you are interested in getting involved in this workgroup, please contact

Paula Foster at paula.foster@three-saints.org.uk   quoting  Early Career Dev WRK 741911.

Challenging topics for the GCSE work group

NW Maths Hub 3 would like to offer all Secondary schools the Chance to take part in ‘Challenging topics for the GCSE’ work group in 2019-20.

Overview:

Within the ‘old’ GCSE there were a number of topics that consistently proved challenging for many teachers and their pupils for a variety of reasons, either that the content itself was perceived to have an inherently high level of challenge or that it was less difficult material but somehow proved difficult to teach in a way that made sense to pupils, resulting, at best, in an instrumental understanding.   With the new GCSE the list of challenging topics has actually changed little from previous years, and an evidence-based list of challenging topics arising in the new GCSE was drawn up with awarding bodies.  Nationally, Work Groups are set up to explore effective ways of teaching some of these topics, both to address the immediate needs of the incoming KS4 pupils, but also taking a longer term view by considering development in KS3.

Who should attend?

Secondary maths teachers wishing to begin or continue a programme of professional development to address the way particularly challenging topics are taught at GCSE.  Ideally two teachers from each school will attend to enable a more effective dissemination of the key findings to the rest of the department.

For further information please see flyer attached.

This programme is FREE of Charge.

How to get involved:

If you are interested in getting involved in this workgroup, please contact:

Paula Foster at paula.foster@three-saints.org.uk  to request an EOI (expression of interest) form quoting NCP19-19 Challenging Topics.

GCSE Maths Resit work group for 2019-20

NW Maths Hub 3 would like to invite all Secondary Colleagues the chance to be involved in the GCSE Maths Resit work group for 2019-20.

Overview:

There are now a large and growing number of Post-16 GCSE Resit students, predominantly in FE colleges. GCSE Mathematics is still unfamiliar to many teachers in FE Colleges and Sixth Form Colleges and with a timeframe for resit delivery over 8 months rather than two (or more) years, centres are faced with a number of substantial difficulties.

Who should attend?

Teachers of GCSE maths resit students in 11-18 centres and FE institutions

For further information including course content please see the flyer attached.

This programme is Free of Charge.

How to get involved:

If you are interested in getting involved in this workgroup, please contact

Paula Foster at paula.foster@three-saints.org.uk  to request an EOI (expression of interest) form quoting: NCP19-20 GCSE Resit.

Secondary Excellent Maths Teacher Programme

NW Maths Hub 3 would like to invite all Secondary school the opportunity to attend the Excellent Maths Teachers Programme (EMTP).

Overview:

Currently there are a number of key changes and areas for development within maths education and recognition of individual teacher’s work on these areas and ability to develop others within their department is needed.  The step to Subject Leader or Lead Practitioner is often taken to keep teachers in the profession; the EMTP exposes those that are ready for the step have the core values in line new maths teaching initiatives.

To find out more including activity, dates, times and venue please see the flyer attached.

Who should apply?

High quality secondary maths teachers with or without responsibility looking to be future leaders.

ALL schools within the NW3 areas: St Helens, Sefton, Liverpool, Wigan and Knowsley.

This programme is FREE of Charge.

Previous participants have commented:

“Just wanted to pass on my thanks to you for the running of what has been an outstanding 4-day course. The course has genuinely changed the way I plan a  number of lessons and has more than sparked my interest in ‘mastery’. Your knowledge is second to none and your enthusiasm is contagious! Both of which made the course a great success. Marc Roberts, Cowley Language College, St Helens”.  

Please feel free to circulate amongst your networks.

How to get involved:

If you are interested in getting involved in this workgroup, please contact

Paula Foster at paula.foster@three-saints.org.uk   to request an EOI (expression of interest) form quoting  EMPT WRK631757.

Mathematical Thinking for the GCSE

NW Maths Hub 3 would like to offer ALL secondary colleagues a chance to attend the following programme:

Mathematical Thinking for the GCSE

This programme is FREE of Charge

Overview of the programme:

Teachers or departments keen to address the reasoning and problem-solving challenges of the mathematics curriculum and its assessment at GCSE are encouraged to take part in this project. Work Groups will explore professional development activities focusing on practical and accessible classroom-based approaches. The activities themselves also offer a model for wider departmental engagement with professional development processes, and hence could provide the basis of an effective departmental improvement programme in this area.

Who should attend:

Secondary maths teachers wishing to begin or continue a programme of professional development to address the reasoning and problem-solving challenges of the mathematics GCSE. The approaches attempt to address not only the longer development of these skills across all teaching, but also the needs of current KS4 students as they approach GCSE. In order to maximise the wider impact of the professional development across the department, it is suggested that each school sends two members of department, ideally one of whom is experienced and has some leadership responsibility within the department.

We would welcome Secondary schools from the following areas: Knowsley, Sefton, Liverpool, St Helens and Wigan areas to sign up to the programme.

To find out dates/times and further information please see the flyer attached.

If you would like to book a place please contact: Paula Foster paula.foster@three-saints.org.uk