Supporting GCSE Maths Resits

admin   September 12, 2017   Comments Off

GCSE Maths Resits: Discover students’ voices and collaborate on how best to support them

Maths Hub NW3 is delighted to welcome Maths teachers and leaders, vocational tutors and leaders and anyone from SLT to a network meeting to discuss the issue of forced GCSE Maths Resits at the City of Liverpool College, Clarence Street, on Monday 2nd October from 4-5.30pm (refreshments will be available from 3.30pm).

Anna Bellamy (Sheffield Hallam University) will present findings from her PhD which will include personal mathematical histories and the effects that forced GCSE resits have had on the students and their lives.

We will then have the opportunity to collaborate with other schools and colleges and share good practice in supporting these students as best we can through the process. In particular, we would like to encourage maths specialists to work more closely with vocational tutors and teachers of other subjects.

If you would like to attend then please complete the form via the link below:

https://goo.gl/forms/iOSe4WCDOJlzW0332

We would be very grateful if you could share this with any colleagues who may be interested.

Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Catherine van Saarloos: Catherine.VanSaarloos@liv-coll.ac.uk

Level 3 Lead Maths Hub NW3
City of Liverpool College

Primary Maths Training Sessions

admin   September 7, 2017   Comments Off

NW Maths Hub 3 are offering the following primary training sessions starting in September 2017:

  • Introduction to the ‘Mathematical Toolkit’ developed by Tara Loughran, Maths Consultant- This is for teachers that are new to the year group or new to the Mathematical Toolkit. The session will introduce and support teachers in planning for depth through small steps ensuring coherence and progression in skills. Staff will receive 1 complete unit of work that can be taught in the autumn term.

KS1- Tuesday 12th September- 9-3pm
LKS2- Wednesday 13th September- 9-3pm
UKS2- Friday 15th  September- 9-3pm

  • Catering for Higher attaining pupils (rapid graspers) in a mastery context. The Session will focus on ways to extend mathematics thinking beyond the mathematical toolkit so that children are generalising, reasoning, proving, hypothesising and predicting. Practitioners will explore how to show progress for higher attainers to ensure challenge is evident.

KS1- Tuesday 26th September- 9-3pm
LKS2- Wednesday 27th September- 9-3pm
UKS2- Thursday 28th September- 9-3pm

  • Teaching Assistant Training Programme- supporting mathematical provision. The Project will: Build the subject knowledge and pedagogy that promotes effective learning in mathematics,  support all children in their ability to reason mathematically and become independent learners, establish the role of the Teaching Assistant within a mastery maths curriculum and empower Teaching Assistants to be proactive in supporting mathematical learning. This project will run over 4 sessions. The first session will take place on: Wednesday 20th September, 9.00am to 3.00pm.
  • Active Maths- FREE of charge. Tuesday 19th September, 1-4pm at The World of Glass.

For further information regarding the training above please see these flyers:

bar modelling training autumn 2017-18 offer
Differentation in a mastery context 2017
Excellent Maths Teacher flyer 2017-18
Maths CPD 2017-18 autumn
Maths of the Day Workshop Maths flyer
Maths SL Network Primary 2017-18
St Helens TSA Mike Askew
TA Training Programme Outline

Autumn term offers are also available- please see flyers above for further details- these include:

  • Primary Maths Conference- Mike Askew key note
  • Excellent Maths Teacher Programme
  • Assessment and mathematical moderations
  • EYFS- maths through story
  • Differentiation in a mastery context
  • Bar modelling
  • Subject leader network- termly focus

To reserve a place on any of the training please contact: Sarah Makin, Maths Hub Administrator- sarah.makin@three-saints.org.uk

Free professional development for teachers of the NEW A level Maths specifications

admin   September 6, 2017   Comments Off

NW Maths Hub 3 would like to offer ‘Free professional development for mathematics teachers of the NEW A level Mathematics specifications’.

MEI Underground Mathematics: Resources to address the requirements of the new A level training events will run on: Thursday 30th November, Foresight Centre, University of Liverpool

Please see flyer attached for further information.

To reserve a place please complete the online application form- http://mei.org.uk/underground-mathematics

Please feel free to share with your networks.

If you are interested in getting involved in the NW Maths Hub 3 Post 16 WG networks etc.. Please contact:  Catherine VanSaarloos- Catherine.VanSaarloos@liv-coll.ac.uk (NW Maths Hub 3 Post 16 Lead).

Secondary Maths opportunities for 2017-18

admin   September 6, 2017   Comments Off

As a result of fantastic feedback from the 2016-17 NW Maths Hub 3 are offering the following Secondary Maths opportunities for 2017-18. Please see attachments for further details.

  • Maths NQT programme
  • Maths HOD meetings (locations include: Wigan, St Helens and Wirral- please feel free to attend any)
  • Secondary CPD network
  • Secondary Maths TSST Programme

Target audience: KS3-5 NQTs/teachers, Secondary Maths HOD and educators from across the NW region.

Additional Secondary Maths opportunities are being explored and developed and will be available in the autumn term. Further details to follow in the next few weeks…

Please feel free to share with your networks.

Mathematics_Teacher_Subject_Specialism_Flyer_STH_040416 (1)

Secondary CPD Sessions 2016-17 v3

Secondary Maths HOD 2017-18

Secondary NQT Maths flyer 2017-18

secondary NQT maths programme invite 2017-18

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

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 or Lindsay Porter, Secondary Maths Hub Lead- lindsayporter44@yahoo.co.uk

Differentiation in a Mastery Context

admin   July 20, 2017   Comments Off

Course Outcomes:

  • To support teachers to differentiate effectively within a mastery mathematics curriculum
  • To identify the big mathematical ideas that underpin learning of key concepts
  • How equipment and images can be used to build conceptual understanding
  • To give children opportunities to work at greater depth within year group expectations

Training will take place on:

Differentiation Within a Mastery Curriculum: Upper KS2- Thursday 2nd November 2017, 9.00-3.30pm, Venue: TBC

Differentiation Within a Mastery Curriculum: Lower KS2- Tuesday 21st November 2017, 9.00-3.30pm, Venue: TBC

Differentiation Within a Mastery Curriculum: KS1- Tuesday30th January 2018, 9.00-12.00 noon, Venue: TBC

See attached for further details.

To book a place please contact- Sarah Makin: sarah.makin@three-saints.org.uk

For further information please don’t hesitate in contacting me.       

Kind regards,

Lisa Bradshaw

Director of the St Helens TSA and National Maths Hub NW3

Director of School Improvement at Three Saints Academy Trust

07446463250

Secondary Maths CPD Network

admin   July 20, 2017   Comments Off

As a result of fantastic feedback from the 2016-17 Secondary Maths CPD Network; NW3 Maths Hub is pleased to offer an academic year of Teaching and Learning CPD sessions for your whole department throughout 2017-18.

This year we have guest speakers that include: Steve Lomax, Mel Muldowney, Ems Lloyd, Andrew Jeffrey, Craig Barton, Will Emeny and many more…Please see the offer attached for exact foci of all sessions.

These sessions will take place at Rainford High Technology College, St Helens and St John Bosco, Knowsley between 4 and 6pm- see individual sessions for exact venues. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided on arrival.

Target audience: KS3-5 teachers, Secondary Maths HOD and educators from across the NW region.

The cost of the entire programme is: £250 per maths department. This includes: key note delivery including materials and refreshments for the whole of your maths department for the full package.

Please feel free to share with your networks.

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

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 or Lindsay Porter, Secondary Maths Hub Lead- lindsayporter44@yahoo.co.uk

Secondary Maths CPD Network led by NW Maths Hub 3

admin   June 14, 2017   Comments Off

Please see below details of the final session of the Secondary Maths CPD Network led by NW Maths Hub 3.

This session will take place on: Monday 3rd July 2017, 4-6pm at Rainford High, St Helens.

The focus for this session is:

Primary Maths Mastery

KS2 Raised Expectations- National Curriculum/POS

Transitional support and guidance

Preparing for Y7

Target audience: Secondary Maths HOD, KS3 practitioners and transition coordinators

Tara Loughran will deliver this session – Tara has extensive experience in schools for leading improvement and change in mathematics. She has provided high quality training for the St Helens TSA since becoming at teaching school in 2013; she has inspired lots of teachers and support staff to take her ideas back to the classroom with significant impact. Tara represents NW Maths Hub 3 across the North West.

To book a place please contact- Sarah Makin – sarah.makin@three-saints.org.uk

Thank you for your attendance at this network during 2016-17, we are in the process of creating another exciting programme for 2017-18. This will be ready to share at the final session and circulated during the coming weeks.

Have a great final few weeks. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting and working with your schools next year.

Active Maths FREE workshop

admin   June 7, 2017   Comments Off

Maths of the Day ‘Active Maths’

Using Physical Activity to raise attitudes and attainment in mathematics

Course description:

The course looks at the research, rationale and benefits of ‘active learning’ and gives teachers practical ideas on how to implement ‘Active Maths’ in to the curriculum.

Delegates will be introduced to the highly acclaimed and praised resource ‘Maths of the Day’ – a website that provides teachers and teaching assistants with over 1000 lesson plans on how to deliver ‘active maths’.

The resource is used in schools across the UK and internationally and is having a huge impact on attitudes to maths, attainment in maths, levels of physical activity and whole child development.

Who is the course for?

  • Maths leaders/PE leaders/HT’s/SLT
  • Any class teacher concerned/interested in raising standards in maths / increasing levels of physical activity

* Please note: This course is not appropriate for PE coaches/outside agencies working within schools

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday 19th September, 1-4pm. 

VENUE: Reflections Gallery, The World of Glass, St Helens

HOW TO BOOK: Please contact Sarah Makin, Maths Hub Administrator -sarah.makin@three-saints.org.uk  

COST: Free of Charge

For further information see case study below.   

Recommendations:

“As a result of Maths of the Day, attainment in maths – and children’s enjoyment of maths – is improving”- Ofsted.

Maths of the Day Workshop Maths flyer

MOTD Case Study – maths of the day

NW Maths Hub 3- Secondary Maths opportunities 2017-18

admin   June 1, 2017   Comments Off

Please see attached further details of the Secondary Maths Hub opportunities for 2017-18:

  • NQT Programme
  • TSST Programme
  • Maths HOD meetings

To follow…Secondary Maths CPD network, Maths SLE programme, Mathematical thinking for GCSE effectiveness Work Groups, Y5-Y8 continuity development Work Group, Year 7 catch-up intervention development Work Group, Challenging topics at GCSE development Work Groups. In addition to Cohort 2 of the Teaching for Mastery specialist teacher recruitment and work group school opportunities…

To reserve a place on any of the programmes attached please contact: sarah.makin@three-saints.org.uk and for further information contact: Lindsay Porter lindsayporter44@yahoo.co.uk (Secondary Maths Hub Lead) or Lisa Bradshaw: lisa.Bradshaw@three-saints.org.uk

Mathematics_Teacher_Subject_Specialism_Flyer_STH_040416 (1)

Secondary Maths HOD 2017-18

Secondary NQT Maths flyer 2017-18

secondary NQT maths programme invite 2017-18

Joint Maths Hub Conference 2017

admin   May 16, 2017   Comments Off

Dear Colleagues

We are absolutely delighted to share with you details about our second NW Maths Hubs Conference 2017- Maths Hubs working together to share their learning!

The event will take place on: Tuesday 11th July 2017, 9-3.30pm  at Whites Hotel, Macron Stadium, Bolton, BL6 6SF.

Key Notes Speakers include:  Ems Lord, Director of NRICH  and Andrew Jeffrey, The Mathemagician.

A range of workshops and market stalls will be available on the day- for further details and to book a place please follow the link  http://www.nwmathshub3.co.uk/index.php/conference

Target audience: Teachers (FS to KS5), Maths SLs, Heads of department and  people passionate about maths!

Cost of the conference is £60.00 pp this includes resources, free gifts, and light refreshments.

For further information please see this flyer. Please feel free to circulate amongst your networks.

We look forward to seeing you all at the conference.

Kind regards,

Lisa Bradshaw

Director of the St Helens TSA and National Maths Hub NW3

Director of School Improvement at Three Saints Academy Trust

07446463250