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. Book here
 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.
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
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. Venue 1: Chatteris Book here

Venue 2: Peterborough Book here

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. Various venues. Book here
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. Venue 1: Haverhill Book here

Venue 2: Downham Market Book here

Venue 3: Cambridge Book here

 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. Book here
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. Book here