PRIMARY OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2021/22

MASTERY READINESS

The Mastery Readiness Programme is for primary schools that want to adopt teaching for mastery in maths, but would benefit from a staged approach.

 

Schools that are successful in implementing sustained and meaningful change through teaching for mastery have key foundations already in place. 

These key foundations include:

  • shared vision and culture around the importance of maths

  • a belief that every child can achieve highly in maths

  • a positive mindset towards maths amongst all staff

  • good maths subject knowledge amongst teachers and TAs

  • systems that maximise learning, such as timetabling, intervention, curriculum and pedagogical approaches

  • teaching of arithmetical proficiency for all children, to support mathematical fluency by reducing cognitive load

  • ongoing staff development, which is valued by all staff and senior leaders.

If you are interested please fill in the expression of interest form at the bottom of the page.

PRIMARY DEVELOPMENT WORK GROUP

If your school is ready to start developing a teaching for mastery approach, you can join a Work Group starting in the new academic year.

During the 2021/22 school year, Maths Hubs across England will be working with thousands of primary schools to continue the spread of teaching for mastery across England.

The Teaching for Mastery Programme is a professional development opportunity designed to support teachers like you to develop best practice in maths in your school. It is suitable for schools interested in implementing a teaching for mastery approach to maths.

Two teachers from each participating school join a Work Group, consisting of six or seven local primary schools. Each Work Group is led by a trained Primary Mastery Specialist.

Work Groups (sometimes known as Teacher Research Groups, or TRGs) meet regularly to plan, observe and discuss teaching for mastery. In between meetings, teachers explore mastery approaches in their own classrooms and across their school. Work Groups run for a year initially, with many continuing beyond the first year as mastery is embedded in participants’ schools.

Support is provided from a local classroom-based Mastery Specialist who leads the group. This model of professional development involves hands-on learning and peer-to-peer support. It is evidence-based and designed to support substantial long-term change.

If you are interested please fill in the expression of interest form at the bottom of the page.

PRIMARY SUSTAINING WORK GROUP

Has your school previously been part of a teacher research group or had a trained mastery specialist?  If yes, then your school is eligible to join our sustaining Teaching for Mastery programme.

These sessions will focus on leadership, collaborative planning and the development of subject knowledge.  Some bespoke sessions may be offered which may include:

  • Teaching for Mastery for new staff

  • Support for new subject leaders

  • Using the ready to progress criteria

  • Mixed age collaborative planning

All bespoke sessions will be determined by the group participants and needs of the schools.

Programme details and additional information to be finalised in due course

SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE FOR TEACHING MATHS (SKTM) - PRIMARY

This project is designed to support primary teachers in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils in maths in the classroom.  It will be particularly relevant for teachers that have moved phases or teachers that have not received maths-specific training.  

Teachers will enhance their mathematics subject knowledge with an emphasis on the key structures in each mathematical area covered which include: 

  • ·         Understanding the key elements that form number sense, including precise language, structures and representations  

  • ·         Understanding the forms of addition and subtraction, including precise language, structures and representations  

  • ·         Understanding the forms of multiplication and division, including precise language, structures and representations  

  • ·         Understanding the forms of fractions, including precise language, structures and representations. 

 

Feedback from participants last year: 

“This session helped me to really grasp and fully understand the words aggregation and augmentation as I had never really understood their meaning before!” 

“I now have a better understanding of what additive thinking is and how it can be developed. Seeing the structures was helpful, as I can now ensure the children have a clearer understanding of the different structures and can ensure they use them in their own work.” 

 

What is involved? 

This Work Group will take place across 4 days.  There are 2 cohorts, please ensure you attend all dates in your group. 

Dates to be confirmed in due course. 

 

*If you are an NQT or early career teacher, you may be interested in our specialist knowledge for teacher maths sessions that are designed specifically for early career teachers. 

This programme will take place on the following dates

Southampton


16 FEBRUARY 2022 Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm 
30 MARCH 2022 Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
25 MAY 2022 Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
22 JUNE 2022 Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

PLEASE NOTE THAT BOOKINGS ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. 

DETAILS FOR ALL SESSIONS WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL. 
ALL SESSIONS ARE FACE TO FACE WILL BE HELD AT THE HISP LEARNING PARTNERSHIP BASED AT TANNERS BROOK SCHOOL SOUTHAMPTON.

Portsmouth


26 JANUARY 2022 Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm 
23 MARCH 2022 Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
11 MAY 2022 Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
15 JUNE 2022 Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

PLEASE NOTE THAT BOOKINGS ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. 

DETAILS FOR ALL SESSIONS WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL. 
ALL SESSIONS ARE FACE TO FACE WILL BE HELD IN PORTSMOUTH (VENUE TO BE CONFIRMED)

SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE FOR TEACHING MATHS (SKTM) - TEACHING ASSISTANTS

The purpose of this project is to support primary teaching assistants (TAs) in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils in the maths classroom.  These programmes are designed for primary teaching assistants who are supporting maths, and who would like to develop their specialist knowledge for teaching maths. This may be particularly relevant for new TAs or TAs that have not received maths-specific training.

This year the focus will be on the following mathematical areas:

  • What is effective in the learning and teaching of mathematics?

  • Number sense (part 1)

  • Number sense (part 2)

  • Additive reasoning

  • Multiplicative reasoning

  • Fractions.

 

Feedback from participants last year:

 

“It has been a valuable experience, with plenty to take back to school to build on.”

‘[The Work Group Lead] was a great teacher, enhancing my subject knowledge and creating an atmosphere in the group in which I felt able to contribute.’

 

What is involved?

 

These sessions will involve a combination of face to face and online participation.  Dates will be confirmed in due course.

SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE FOR TEACHING MATHS (SKTM) - PRIMARY EARLY CAREER TEACHERS

This project is new to the Maths Hub offer this year and is designed to support Early Career Teachers (teachers in their first two years of teaching) in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils in maths in the classroom.  

The aim of this community is to work deeply on one area of maths, drawing in the associated pedagogy, and will include lesson analysis and lesson design. 

Participants will: 

  • ·         plan and teach a carefully sequenced and coherent area of maths 

  • ·         appreciate the key ideas underpinning the area of maths being taught 

  • ·         understand key principles and approaches associated with teaching for mastery 

  • ·         understand approaches to assess pupils’ prior learning, so that learning sequences take this into account 

  • ·         make appropriate use of representations to expose the structure of the maths being taught. 

  • ·         observe experienced teachers in Maths, analysing the pedagogy. 

 

What is involved? 

Participants will work deeply on one area of maths, drawing in the associated pedagogy, and activities will include lesson analysis and lesson design.

This programme will take place on the following dates


31 JANUARY 2022 Time: 9am - 12pm (Half Day)
15 FEBRUARY 2022 Time: 9am - 12pm (Half Day) - ECT mentor to attend this session
28 MARCH 2022 Time: 9am - 3pm
17 MAY 2022 Time: 9am - 3pm
04 JULY 2022 Time: 9am - 3pm

PLEASE NOTE THAT BOOKINGS ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. 

DETAILS FOR ALL SESSIONS WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL. 
ALL SESSIONS ARE FACE TO FACE.

YEAR 5-8 CONTINUITY

This project aims to strengthen the transition from primary to secondary school by focusing on curriculum and continuity over Years 5 to 8. Following the disruption to education caused by the Covid crisis, this transition is more crucial than ever.  Central to the Work Group is the promotion of cross phase communication between teachers to address issues of maths curriculum and pedagogical transition as distinct from pastoral considerations. A key feature will be understanding how best to prioritise key aspects of the curriculum to help ensure pupils have mastered the fundamental understanding and skills they need to underpin their progression through upper KS2 and into KS3. 

Linked ‘families’ of schools are encouraged to take part: ideally teachers from secondary schools and some of their associated primary schools will work together.  Multi-academy trusts could encourage groups of their schools to take part, in order to support collaboration across the KS2-3 transition.   We will support schools to make links with their linked primary or secondary where possible. 

 

Feedback from participants last year: 

‘A great chance to discuss progression and use manipulatives’,  

‘It allowed me to realise the extent of the KS2 curriculum’ 

 

What is involved? 

A lesson study approach is encouraged where all participants focus on a particular aspect of the maths curriculum and work collaboratively to develop this in their schools. Cross-phase classroom observation and discussion of practice is encouraged wherever possible.  There are 3 cohorts for this project.  Dates will follow in due course. 

This programme will take place on the following dates


01 FEBRUARY 2022 Time: 9:30am - 12pm (Online)
05 APRIL 2022 Time: 1pm - 4pm
02 MAY 2022 Time: 10am - 3:30pm
05 JULY 2022 Time: 9:30am - 3pm (Online)

PLEASE NOTE THAT BOOKINGS ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. 

DETAILS FOR ALL SESSIONS WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL. 
ALL FACE TO FACE SESSIONS WILL TAKE PLACE IN PORTSMOUTH (VENUE TO BE CONFIRMED)

The Work Groups above are for 2021/2022, you can show your expression of interest by filling in the form below

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