2023-24 Strengthening partnerships with ITT providers

Tuesday 5 December, Wednesday 24 January, Wednesday 24 April, Monday 24 June

Workshop dates:

Workshop 1 - Tuesday 5th December - 1300-1530 - Online

Workshop 2 - Wednesday 24th January - 0930-1200 - Online

Workshop 3 - Wednesday 24th April - 0930-1200 - Online

Regional Conference Monday 24th June - 1300-1730 - Online

When booking, please note the dates and times in your diary, and submit your cover request in school.

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.

This Work Group will share approaches to working with trainee teachers in relation to mathematics. It will include developing coaching that improves the knowledge and practice of beginning teachers and developing and collaborations with beginning teachers through lesson study in mathematics.

Who will be leading the group?

Christine Packer is an NCETM accredited PD Lead, leading several Work Groups for different Maths Hubs and has previously worked with a number of non-mathematics specialist teachers to develop their knowledge of mathematics teaching on the Post Initial Teacher Education Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course.

Prior to joining the Univeristy of Chester Christine worked in a number of secondary schools as a mathematics teacher, and has also worked at the University of Manchester as a PGCE Secondary Mathematics tutor.  Christine is passionate about developing mathematics education in schools in order to increase the accessibility and inclusivity for all pupils. She is involved in a number of collaborative projects with the NCETM maths hubs along with colleagues from the University of Chester primary and secondary maths teams with the focus on developing mathematics teacher training in school.


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.

What is the cost?

Funded by DfE so participation is free for schools