2020/21 Work Groups

Initially work group sessions will be delivered online for 2020/21. Don't miss out, book your place or register your interest now. 

Our Work Groups are open to all state funded schools, colleges and nurseries in Wiltshire, Swindon, West Berkshire, Reading, Bracknell Forest and Wokingham.

Early Years

 

  • NCP 20-08 : Building Firm Mathematical Foundations in Reception Work Groups  - Nathan Crook, Work Group Lead

    This Work Group is aimed at schools who are currently developing mastery across their school. Work Groups in this project aim to secure Early Years’ best practice and build firm foundations for all children by the end of Reception year. Practitioners and senior leaders will develop their understanding as to how Early Years Best Practice feeds into a teaching for mastery approach and supports progression through the school. Find out more.

    Book Your Place

    Group 1

    Monday 9th November

    Monday 7th December

    Monday 1st February

     

    Group 2

    Friday 8th January

    Friday 26th February

    Friday 19th March

     

    Group 3

    Wednesday 24th March

    Wednesday 5th May

    Wednesday 26th May

     

    Initially sessions will be delivered online. Each day will run 9.30 -11.30am, whilst the second day only will involve an additional 1-3pm slot. There will also be additional gap tasks scheduled between sessions 1 & 2 and 3 & 4.

     

  • NCP 20-23 : Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics Early Years Programme - Joe Burbank, Work Group Lead

    The purpose of the programmes in this project is to support Early Years teachers in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils in maths in the classroom. This is a continuation of NCP19-24 where core materials were shared, trialled and evaluated. Find out more.

    Book Your Place

    Group 1

    Wed 20th Jan 2021, 9.45 - 11.45am

    Wed 3rd March, 1 - 3pm

    Wed 24th March, 1 - 3pm

    Wed 21st April, 1- 3pm

     

    Group 2

    Wed 31st March 9.45 - 11.45am

    Wed 28th April 9.45 - 11.45am

    Wed 12th May 9.45 - 11.45am

    Wed 26th May 9.45 - 11.45am

     

     

Primary

 

  • NCP 20-09 : Mastery Readiness Work Groups - Gill Knight, Natalie Ivey, Tina Evans as Work Group Leads

    The Work Groups in this project will develop vital skills and practices for schools who have an identifiable barrier to developing teaching for mastery across the school. Participant schools will access free workshops and regular high-quality, bespoke support of a trained Mastery Readiness Lead and will then progress to be part of the full Teaching for Mastery Development Work Group in Autumn 2021, with the associated funding.

     

    The Work Groups focus on two key areas:

     

    Development of classroom culture and attitudes to mathematics that will support a teaching for mastery approach, both on the part of teachers and their pupils.

     

    The development of effective leadership that will remove barriers and put in place structures to support change and teacher professional development in relation to teaching for mastery.

     

    To find out more view the flyer or visit the NCETM website pages.

     

    To apply complete the application form and email it to info@mobiusmathshub.org.uk

     

     

  • NCP 20-17 : Y5-Y8 continuity Work Groups Natalie Ivey and Lucy Brown as Work Group Leads with Kerin Muddle shadowing.
    Work Groups in this project aim to strengthen the transition from primary to secondary school by focussing on curriculum and pedagogical continuity over Years 5 to 8. Central to the Work Group is the promotion of cross phase communication between teachers to address issues of maths knowledge and learning transition as distinct from pastoral considerations. The Multiplicative Reasoning resources provide a mathematical focus to the work, although individual Work Groups are free to focus on a different aspect of the KS2/3 curriculum. Find out more.

 

 

 

  • NCP 20-22 Working partnerships with ITT providers - Fiona Curtis, Work Group Lead

    This NCP is now entering its third year. Over the previous academic year, it was expected that Work Group Leads would actively meet local ITT providers and discuss the local ITT provision so that all hubs would:

    • have a full list of all their ITT providers (ITE, SCITT, School Direct etc.)
    • know how future teachers are prepared for the teaching of mathematics (within their locality)
    • share with local ITT providers the wider work of the hub and how the ITE provider could be involved with this.

    Any work undertaken in this project will be in conjunction with the leaders of maths provision in ITT institutions to strengthen the partnership and agree actions that will support the deepening of understanding of teaching for mastery for ITT trainees. Find out more.

 

 

 

  •  NCP 20-24 : Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics Primary Programme - Nathan Crook, Work Group Lead

    The purpose of the programmes in this project is to support primary teachers in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils in the maths classroom. This is a continuation of NCP 19-24 where core materials were shared, trialled and evaluated. The programme is based on four core primary modules: Number sense. Additive reasoning. Multiplicative reasoning & Fractions. Find out more.

    Book Your Place

    Group 1 - NQT & RQT

    Tues 23rd Feb 2021, 9am - 11.30am

    Tues 30th March 2021, 9.30am - 11.30am

    Tues 4th May 2021, 9.30am - 11.30am

    Tues 8th June 2021, 9.30am - 11.30am

     

    Group 2 - Experienced Teachers

    Tues 23rd Feb 2021, 1pm - 3.30pm

    Tues 30th March 2021, 1pm - 3pm

    Tues 4th May 2021, 1pm - 3pm

    Tues 8th June 2021, 1pm - 3pm

     

    Group 3 - NQT & RQT

    Monday 19th April 2021, 9am - 11.30am

    Monday 17th May 2021, 9.30am - 11.30am

    Monday 14th June 2021, 9.30am - 11.30am

    Monday 28th June 2021, 9.30am - 11.30am

     

    Group 4 - Experienced Teachers

    Monday 19th April 2021, 9am - 11.30am

    Monday 17th May 2021, 9.30am - 11.30am

    Monday 14th June 2021, 9.30am - 11.30am

    Monday 28th June 2021, 9.30am - 11.30am

     

     

  •  NCP 20-25 : Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics TA Programme - Dawn Butler, Work Group Lead

    The purpose of the programmes in this project is to support teaching assistants (TAs) in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils in the maths classroom.

    This is a continuation of NCP19-24 where core materials were shared, trialled and evaluated. The programme is based on the four core modules for primary: Number sense, Additive reasoning, Multiplicative reasoning & Fractions. Find out more.

    Book Your Place All sessions run 9am - 12.30pm

    Group 1

    Tuesday 24th November 2020

    Tuesday 12th January 2021

    Tuesday 9th February 2021

    Tuesday 16th March 2021

     

    Group 2

    Tuesday 1st December 2020

    Tuesday 19th January 2021

    Tuesday 23rd February 2021

    Tuesday 23rd March 2021

     

     

Secondary

 

  • NCP 20-16 :  Mathematical thinking for GCSE Work Groups - Rachel Helme, Work Group Lead

    The Mathematical Thinking for GCSE project is for secondary maths teachers looking for practical and theoretical elements to address their students’ GCSE attainment.

    The stated aims of the KS4 Programme of Study are that, through working on the content, students should develop mathematical fluency, mathematical reasoning and problem solving. While mathematical thinking is a key feature of all of these, the focus of this Work Group is to support teachers in developing their understanding of mathematical thinking as it relates to problem-solving and reasoning, using practical task types to explore what it means for students to get better at mathematical thinking and what this looks like in the classroom. Find out more.

 

 

 

  • NCP 20-17 :  Y5-Y8 continuity Work Groups - Natalie Ivey and Lucy Brown as Work Group Leads with Kerin Muddle shadowing.

    Work Groups in this project aim to strengthen the transition from primary to secondary school by focussing on curriculum and pedagogical continuity over Years 5 to 8. Central to the Work Group is the promotion of cross phase communication between teachers to address issues of maths knowledge and learning transition as distinct from pastoral considerations. The Multiplicative Reasoning resources provide a mathematical focus to the work, although individual Work Groups are free to focus on a different aspect of the KS2/3 curriculum. Find out more.

 

 

 

  •  NCP 20-18 : Challenging topics at GCSE Work Groups - Lisa Avery Doyle, Work Group Lead

    This project focuses on participant teachers working together to ‘unpick’ (i.e. analyse, deconstruct and trace through the curriculum) a challenging topic, developing insight into the associated difficulties and misconceptions to support teaching in the short term but also considering the implications for longer term curriculum design. Find out more.

 

 

 

  • NCP 20-22 Working partnerships with ITT providers - Fiona Curtis, Work Group Lead

    This NCP is now entering its third year. Over the previous academic year, it was expected that Work Group Leads would actively meet local ITT providers and discuss the local ITT provision so that all hubs would:

    • have a full list of all their ITT providers (ITE, SCITT, School Direct etc.)
    • know how future teachers are prepared for the teaching of mathematics (within their locality)
    • share with local ITT providers the wider work of the hub and how the ITE provider could be involved with this.

    Any work undertaken in this project will be in conjunction with the leaders of maths provision in ITT institutions to strengthen the partnership and agree actions that will support the deepening of understanding of teaching for mastery for ITT trainees. Find out more.

     

 

 

 Post 16

 

  • NCP 20-20 Supporting Core Maths Work Groups - Linda Harbour, Work Group Lead

    These Work Groups give teachers opportunities, through collaboration and experimentation, to develop improved teaching approaches that support the open-ended problem-solving skills Core Maths students need and share these with departmental colleagues. Participant departments will support the role of Core Maths in promoting contextualised problem-solving and links to teaching in other subject areas. Find out more.

 

 

 

  •  NCP 20-21 Developing A Level Pedagogy - Tor Baikie. Work Group Lead

    This NCP provides national support for the effective development of pedagogy in the teaching of A level Mathematics to enhance the quality of teaching and the conceptual understanding of students. This NCP and its Work Groups aim to develop and sustain regional communities of practice involving collaboration between teachers in developing pedagogy in their teaching of A level Mathematics. The focus of this NCP is on developing pedagogy in A level Maths teaching and development of participants as leaders of A level teaching professional development in their own school or college. Find out more.

 

 

 

  • NCP 20-22 Working partnerships with ITT providers - Fiona Curtis, Work Group Lead 

    This NCP is now entering its third year. Over the previous academic year, it was expected that Work Group Leads would actively meet local ITT providers and discuss the local ITT provision so that all hubs would:

    • have a full list of all their ITT providers (ITE, SCITT, School Direct etc.)
    • know how future teachers are prepared for the teaching of mathematics (within their locality)
    • share with local ITT providers the wider work of the hub and how the ITE provider could be involved with this.

    Any work undertaken in this project will be in conjunction with the leaders of maths provision in ITT institutions to strengthen the partnership and agree actions that will support the deepening of understanding of teaching for mastery for ITT trainees. Find out more.