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Primary Projects

Secondary Projects 2019/20

Year 5 to Year 8 Continuity

Lead: Gareth Evans, Mel Osborne

This project enables primary and secondary teachers to work together on a particular aspect of mathematics and focuses on valuing and building upon pupil's KS2 experiences, with the intention that both phases gain a better understanding of progression.

Challenging Topics at GCSE

Lead: Nick Mulligan

Participants who join this Work Group will address specific issues that their pupils have at GCSE and explore the pedagogy around their topics, hoping to deepen pupil understanding at the root of the issue. Groups of schools will focus on the development of a topic from KS3 through to KS4 and these will be shared with Maths Hubs across the country to further strengthen the aim of the Work Group.

Mathematical Thinking for GCSE

Lead: Nick Mulligan, Jamie Cross, Angela Hart

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. Groups of schools will explore professional development activities focusing on practical and accessible classroom-based approaches. The activities themselves also offer a model for wider departmental engagement.

Introduction to

Secondary Teaching for Mastery

Lead: Susan Bennett

This Work Group includes an introduction to teaching for mastery, how to prepare a school to be ready to implement teaching for mastery, initial steps (both in leadership and in classroom teaching), and strategies to overcome potential barries. Two teachers from each participating school, including the Maths Lead, will attend each of the four Work Groups. They will develop their own practice and pedagogy with the hope that they then support their department in introducing teaching for mastery the following year.