The ‘SEND’ and ‘Maths in Stories’ Work Groups are funded by the CAM Academy Trust Maths outreach department. 

1. Developing mathematics for pupils with SEND


This programme involves mainstream and special schools working together to improve SEND provision in mathematics. Participants will improve their understanding of the different areas within SEND and the pedagogy that is associated with working with these students. They will explore ways to encourage reasoning and the use of manipulatives, providing a different approach to working with SEND students across mainstream and special schools. The pedagogy introduced and any resources trialled, will support the principles of teaching for mastery.

Who is this for?

All teachers and higher level teaching assistants who teach or deliver mathematics programmes within primary, secondary and special schools. Ideally participants should have sound subject knowledge and at least two years’ experience in the classroom. This Work Group would also be suitable for a SENCo in mainstream schools with a background in mathematics.

What is involved?

  • Fun and engaging sessions – linked to practical activities that can be used to support pupils with SEND
  • Attending three sessions across the year 
  • Independent study and school-based work – linked to gap tasks

Expectations of participants and their schools

Participants should be working with pupils with SEND either in a mainstream school or a special school. They must be able and willing to commit to participate fully in all elements of the programme. 

The participant’s school must have the capacity and commitment to support them throughout the programme.


Cohort 1:                                                          Cohort 2:

29th January 2021                                         5th February 2021

12th March 2021                                             19th March 2021

7th May 2021                                                   14th May 2021

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2. Maths in Stories


The group will work collaboratively with Anne Haberfield, Deputy head at Castle School  and Davinder Mankoo, Primary  Maths Lead at Castle school to identify mathematical content in within stories.  This innovative approach is highly engaging and motivating for pupils particularly those with SEND.


Maths leads in Special Schools, Teachers in Early Years and KS1,Teachers and Teaching Assistants working with pupils who have Special Educational Needs.

What is involved?

  • Develop schemes of work
  • Develop linked resource boxes for each of the stories;
  • Share ideas for measuring the impact of this on pupils learning;
  • Share good/outstanding practice between schools;
  • Develop working partnerships


24th February 2021

17th March 2021

12th May 2021

Time: 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm


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