Workshop 1 - Tuesday 5th December 2023 - 0915-1515 Shrewsbury
Workshop 2 - Tuesday 12th March 2023 - 0915-1515 Shrewsbury
Workshop 3 - Tuesday 25th June 2023 - 0915-1515 Shrewsbury
When booking, please note the dates and times in your diary, and submit your cover request in school.
Evidence of a dip in progression as pupils move from KS2 to KS3 is widely reported and accepted. Teacher knowledge of curriculum and pedagogy and a focus on academic transition, as well as pastoral, have been identified in the research by Ofsted and EEF as key factors in improving outcomes for pupils.
The Work Groups promote teaching for mastery approaches across the KS2-3 boundary to ensure consistency in the pupil experience, thereby meeting the Primary schools and Secondary schools strategic goals of establishing teaching for mastery approaches and encouraging schools in engaging with teaching for mastery support. The Work Groups also meet the Primary strategic goal of ensuring that pupils ‘are well prepared for the secondary maths curriculum’.
Participants' feedback from last year was completely positive, including:
Joe is an Assistant Maths Hub Lead (Secondary) for SHaW Maths Hub and an accredited NCETM PD lead with a postgraduate qualification in embedding teaching for mastery practices. Joe has previously led Work Groups as a Teaching for Mastery Specialist in the Developing and Embedding phases and works to help coordinate the secondary aspects of the Local Leaders of Mathematics Education programme at SHaW Maths Hub.
Jo has been Primary Teaching for Mastery Lead for CODE Maths Hub, progressing as an accredited NCETM PD Lead and Primary Specialist. Jo worked with Early Years, KS1 and KS2 classes, including mixed age classes, before becoming Maths Subject lead and Senior Leader, including extensive SEND experience. Jo has co-led Years 5-8 Continuity Work Groups over the past two years, as well as leading Oracy and Specialists Knowledge Work Groups.
Linked families of schools: primary, secondary, middle schools, and all-through schools should participate in this Work Group. For example, this could be secondary schools and their associated (feeder) primary schools or family groups of schools from within a MAT. Having a mix of schools with KS2 and KS3 pupils is essential to the success of the Work Group.
Lead participants should be teachers of Years 5-8.
Whole school/departmental policies and approaches
Participants work with teachers in their schools to ensure that:
Oracy will feature in all aspects of the Work Group. Lessons designed and refined by University Maths Education researchers will focus on the following themes:
Workshop 1: Fractions
Workshop 2: Algebraic Thinking
Workshop 3: Multiplicative Reasoning
Funded by DfE so participation is free for schools