This project is designed to support Early Career Teachers (teachers in their first two years of teaching) who did not take part in the Early Career Teachers Work Group in 2021-22 to collaboratively design effective learning and teaching in mathematics. This Work Group will be blended with some sessions taking place online and others taking place in person.
The aim of this community is to work deeply on multiplicative reasoning, drawing in the associated pedagogy, and will include lesson analysis and lesson design. Other areas of maths could be supported in a second year to maintain the engagement/momentum of this group. It is expected that this work would be linked to the Early Career Framework so could be viewed as a two-year offer.
‘Teachers deserve high quality support throughout their careers, particularly in those first years of teaching when the learning curve is steepest… However, too often, new teachers have not enjoyed the support they need to thrive, nor have they had adequate time to devote to their professional development. The Early Career Framework (ECF) underpins an entitlement to a fully-funded, two-year package of structured training and support for early career teachers linked to the best available research evidence.’
This project aims to offer high quality maths support for Early Career teachers, recognising the requirements of the ECF and the impact of Covid on their ITT experience. In 2021/22 many hubs focused a RIWG on an NQT-specific offer. This NCP builds upon the learning from this work and the ECF roll out from September 2021.
The ECF underpins what all early career teachers should be entitled to learn about and learn how to do based on expert guidance and the best available research evidence. As is the case for other professions, areas covered in initial training will be covered in greater depth as part of induction as teachers continue their journey to becoming experts. The work in this NCP will be in line with this with an emphasis on standards 2, 3 and 4.
Natalie is one of the Assistant Maths Hub Leads (Secondary) for SHaW MathsHub and an accredited NCETM PD lead. She has led Work Groups as a Teaching for Mastery Specialist and is also an experienced subject mentor for ITT trainees and teachers in their early career years.
Participants will be those identified as Early Career Teachers – teachers in their first or second year of teaching. Participants also must not have taken in the Early Career Teachers Work Group in 2021-22.
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.
Through collaboration with colleagues, participants will plan and teach a carefully sequenced and coherent area of mathematics, by:
Teachers will enhance their maths subject knowledge with an emphasis on the key structures in each mathematical area covered. This will be evidenced in lesson design through: