Secondary Projects 2019-20

Code Project Description Booking
 NCP 19-14 Supporting Post-16 GCSE Resit Work Groups This project aims to explore effective ways of teaching key content of the new GCSE to resit students. Working collaboratively, teachers of resit groups from schools, colleges and FE will develop and share effective ways to approach GCSE, with a focus on issues particularly affecting this sector such as: student confidence and motivation, condensed timeframe, and large student numbers.
 NCP 19-15 Secondary Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups In this project, two teachers from each of two schools will become ‘Mastery Advocates’ within their own departments. These participants form a Work Group and work closely with a Secondary Mastery Specialist to understand the principles and practices associated with teaching for mastery. As the project develops, they will begin to work with teachers within their own departments to embed these principles and practices.
NCP 19-16 Secondary Teaching for Mastery Embedding Work Groups Teachers and schools who took part in mastery development Work Groups in 2018/19 can continue to embed mastery by joining this project. Ongoing support and professional development are available as schools embed teaching for mastery in every maths classroom, and secure a department-wide approach to sustained change in maths You can join this project if you took part in a Developing Teaching for Mastery Work Group (TRG) in 2018/19
NCP 19-17 Mathematical Thinking for GCSE Work Groups This offers teachers and their departments high-quality support to address the reasoning and problem-solving challenges of the maths curriculum and its assessment at GCSE. Much expertise and exemplification has built up over the years as part of this work. Participants will access this work to stimulate further developments and collaborations. Professional development activities will focus on practical and accessible classroom-based approaches.
NCP 19-18 Y5 to Y8 Continuity Work Groups Teachers from different phases will work together to improve communication between Key Stages 2 and 3. Participants will take an aspect of the mathematics curriculum or a pedagogical approach as the focus for their work and develop a consistent approach to it through discussion, joint lesson design and delivery, observation and the development of documentation to support continuity.
NCP 19-19 Challenging Topics at GCSE Work Groups In this project, Work Groups consist of teachers working together to unpick a challenging topic. Participants develop insight into the associated difficulties and misconceptions to support teaching in the short term but also consider the implications for longer term curriculum design. The approaches developed can be used across mathematical areas and key stages.
 NCP 19-21 Supporting Core Maths Work Groups This project provides support for departments offering Core Maths. It enables teachers to develop robust teaching approaches through collaboration and effective use of existing resources. The Work Group is run in partnership between the Maths Hubs Network and the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP). Participants will gain understanding of the philosophy of Core Maths – with its approach to maths through contextualised problem-solving – and will appreciate the different Core Maths courses.
 NCP 19-22 Embedding Technology in Level 3 Mathematics Run in partnership with the AMSP, Work Groups in this project will explore practical approaches for integrating technology. It offers national support for the effective embedding of technology in the teaching of Level 3 Mathematics (Core Maths, A level Mathematics and/or Further Mathematics). This support is designed to enhance teaching in order to develop students’ conceptual understanding. Participants are also developed as technology champions in their own school or college.
NCP 19-23 Developing Pedagogy in A Level Mathematics This project provides support for developing the quality of teaching in response to the demands of the new specifications for A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Run in partnership with the AMSP, Work Groups in this project aim to develop knowledge of content and requirements of the new A levels and understand the purpose of the overarching themes.
 (Cohort 3 NCP 19-03, Cohort 4 NCP 19-04) Secondary Mastery Specialists Programme This project is for secondary teachers who wish to develop their knowledge and expertise in mastery so they can support teachers in their own and other schools. It is a three-year programme which involves residential training sessions, in-school development, and gap tasks which are completed between sessions. Mastery Specialists work in their hub area to support other schools looking to introduce mastery.
NCP 19-05 NCETM Accredited PD Lead Programme This ongoing work in all Maths Hubs is for teachers involved in leading the professional development of colleagues and seeking to gain accreditation as an NCETM Accredited Professional Development Lead. Participants will take part in three face-to-face days (bespoke to secondary) over the course of 2019/20. These generate institution-based work and individual study to be undertaken in between. Teachers will plan, run and evaluate a professional development programme for a group of colleagues, and record their planning, evaluation and reflection. The round of applications for 2019 has now closed
NCP 19-06 Maths SLE School Improvement Support Programme Mathematics SLEs (or aspiring SLEs) participating in this project will be supported in developing their approaches to maths school improvement work. The project will provide a regional support programme for participants through termly workshops and an online community. Workshops will take place in the North, the Midlands and the South. The round of applications for 2019 has now closed