All online workshops are 1245-1600. The first workshop is a joint launch for teachers and TAs. Subequent workshops listed below are for TAs only. The subsequent dates for teachers are here.
Workshop 1 - Friday 5 November - Overview and introduction to Number Sense
Workshop 2 - Tuesday 9th November - Number sense continued
Workshop 3 - Tuesday 7th December - Additive reasoning
Workshop 4 - Tuesday 11th January - Multiplicative reasoning
Workshop 5 - Tuesday 15th February - Fractions
Bookings are initially limited to one place per school for this Work Group. Please only book if the teacher working with the same class is also booking on to the SKTM for teachers Work Group. Although the SKTM Work Groups for teachers and teaching assistants are running at different times (except for the joint launch), they will be linked with common school-based tasks to prioritise collaborative working.
The purpose of the programmes in this project is to support primary teaching assistants (TAs) in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils.
It has long been recognised that maths teaching is enhanced when the teachers are confident about the subject matter. Seabourne’s work over the period of 2004-06 found that Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) led to ‘improvements in subject knowledge, attitude, understanding and confidence’. Gibson, O'Toole, Dennison & Oliver’s (2013) report on SKE across all subjects in which SKE is offered finds that levels of subject knowledge and confidence in the subject are dramatically enhanced on completion of SKE.
Jo has been Primary Teaching for Mastery Lead for CODE Maths Hub, progressing as an Accredited NCETM PD Lead and Primary Specialist. She worked with Early Years, KS1 and KS2 classes, including mixed age classes, before becoming Maths Subject lead and Senior Leader, including extensive SEND experience.
These programmes are designed for primary teaching assistants who are supporting maths, and who would like to develop their specialist knowledge for teaching maths. This may be particularly relevant for new TAs or TAs that have not received maths-specific training.
Joining details will be sent by email approximately ten days before the first workshop and will be noted in the Basecamp community for the participants of this Work Group.
Participants will enhance their maths subject knowledge with an emphasis on the key structures in each mathematical area covered e.g.
This year will see the launch of Primary Teaching Assistant specific materials (same areas as primary SKTM) and focus on the following mathematical areas: