Partnerships with ITT Providers

Dates: To Be Confirmed, Online

You are invited to join a Work Group that is aimed at fostering partnerships in initial teacher education (ITE) in the region. We hope that this will support shared approaches to Teaching for Mastery and foster a network of support for mathematics ITE mentors and trainee teachers.

Thursday 11th March - 3.30-5.30pm (online) - Sharing approaches to working with trainee teachers in relation to mathematics.  Coaching that improves the knowledge and practice of beginning teachers.

Thursday 13th May - 3.30-5.30pm (online) - Responding to the first meeting areas of development.  Developing collaborations with beginning teachers through lesson study in mathematics.

We are also hoping to develop a collaborative conference or workshop day for ITE students and NQTs in July.

Who will be leading the group?

Sally Bamber & Pinky Jain

Dr Sally Bamber is the lead for the Secondary Mathematics PGCE at the University of Chester. She moved into teacher education in 2007 following 15 years mathematics teaching experience in four diverse schools. Sally is part of a pilot project accrediting the NCETM PD Lead to post-graduate credits. She is an active member of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics and the Association of Mathematics Education Teachers. Half of Sally’s University role is the design and implementation of classroom based research projects involving collaborative lesson design intended to raise attainment in GCSE mathematics for middle to lower attainers. Sally is a member of the SHaW Maths Hub Strategic Board and chair of the Cheshire and Wirral Maths Hub Strategic Board.

Dr Pinky Jain is principal lecturer in primary education at the University of Worcester. She leads on international development, primary mathematics and manages quality assurance for school of education. Pinky is passionate about education, especially the professional development of teachers and the teaching of mathematics in schools. Her research focuses on working with leaders in mathematics, school improvement and development of confidence in children 

What are the intended outcomes?

A deeper understanding of the principles of Teaching for Mastery and how they directly relate to classroom practice.

Greater awareness of and involvement in the local ITE and Maths Hubs Network.