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Work Groups for Secondary schools - Cambridge Maths Hub

Secondary Projects 2018-19

Code Project Description Booking
Shanghai Showcase

Gain some hands on experience with Teaching for Mastery.  Throughout the month of January, Impington Village College will be hosting two Chinese teachers (as part of the Shanghai Teacher Exchange Program organised by the NCETM). They will be teaching Year seven students using a ‘mastery’ style, promoting deep understanding.

Shanghai Showcase Live Stream

For teachers in Norfolk or Suffolk who may not find it easy to travel to Cambridge to take part in the Shanghai Showcase, there will be three live streams of Shanghai lessons at venues in East Anglia.

INN18-02 Engaging with Research A work group which provides participants with the opportunity to discuss educational literature and consider how the findings can be put into practice. Each session is stand-alone and all are welcome (from every phase).
INN18-04 NRICH secondary More info in January
INN18-05 Secondary NQT/RQT group More info in January
NCP18-12 Secondary teaching for mastery Work Groups 2018-19 Work Groups in this project will be led by a secondary Mastery Specialist trained by NCETM/Maths Hubs, with experience of implementing a mastery approach in their own school. Each specialist will work with two mathematics departments in developing practice and systems to support teaching for mastery, as well as facilitating the collaborative professional development of two teachers from each of the schools. These two teachers will become ‘Mastery Advocates’ within their own departments where they will begin to work with their own colleagues to embed mastery principles and practices.
NCP18-13 Mathematical thinking for GCSE Teachers keen to address the reasoning and problem-solving challenges of the mathematics curriculum and its assessment in the new GCSE are encouraged to take part in this project. Work Groups will explore professional development activities focusing on practical and accessible classroom-based approaches. The activities themselves also offer a model for wider department engagement with professional development processes Peterborough WG, Saffron Walden WG
NCP18-15 Challenging topics at GCSE Through analysis of what makes a topic ‘challenging’, and how to be effective in teaching one particular topic, teachers will develop an approach that they can use across mathematical areas and key stages. Pupils will develop a deeper, more connected understanding, gaining confidence to tackle a range of challenging questions. Peterborough WG, Neale-Wade WG
NCP18-14 Y5 – Y8 continuity Teachers from different phases will work together in this project 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. Work Groups will either select their own focus, or explore multiplicative reasoning. Impington WG – FULL, Saffron Walden WG, Peterborough WG.
NCP18-21 Teaching Assistant SKE (Subject Knowledge Enhancement) Teaching Assistants involved in this project will develop key stage specific subject knowledge to enable them to support mathematics in the classroom or in small intervention groups. The project will enable TAs to develop deeper understanding of both the content and pedagogy of the maths curriculum and understand how TAs are most effectively deployed for impact on learning.
NCP18-23 Developing working partnerships for SEND and mathematics Work Groups in this project will be formed with at least one special school working with a small group of mainstream schools (either primary, secondary or both). They will promote reasoning and use of manipulatives, providing a different approach to working with SEND students across mainstream and special schools. The pedagogy introduced, and any resources trialled, would support the principles of teaching for mastery. Cambridge WG, Peterborough WG.
NCP18-04 NCETM accredited PD lead programmes This ongoing work in all Maths Hubs is for practitioners 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 Early Years, Primary, Secondary or Post-16) over the course of 2018/19, together with institution-based work and individual study undertaken in between these days. They will plan, run and evaluate a professional development programme for a group of teachers and record their planning, evaluation and reflection.