Level 3 Work Groups
For the academic year 2021/22, we are pleased to be able to offer an increased range of Work Groups, enabling the Maths Hub to offer improved support in areas of the post 16 curriculum which have been impacted by the Covid 19 pandemic. Work group sessions will be a blended mix of online sessions and face to face meetings.
Developing Core Maths PedagogyNCP21-22
Developing Core Maths Pedagogy
The primary focus for 21/22 in Core Maths pedagogy is to support Covid recovery. 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 to develop, and to 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.
Session 1 - Introduction online (3.30 - 5pm) - 4th Nov
Session 2 - Full Day (09:00 - 14:15) - 29th Nov
Session 3 - Online 2 hours (prefer 13:00 -15:00) - Jan/Feb - tbc
Session 4 - Full Day - Feb/March - tbc
Session 5 - Online 2 hours - April - tbc
A Level Pedagogy Work GroupsNCP 21-23
A Level Pedagogy Work Groups
This NCP provides national support for the effective development of pedagogy in the teaching of A level Mathematics to support Covid recovery, to enhance the quality of teaching and the conceptual understanding of students, and the development of participants as leaders of A level teaching professional development in their own school or college.
This NCP and its Work Groups aim to develop and sustain local communities of practice involving collaboration between teachers in developing pedagogy in their teaching of A level Mathematics.
Tue 2nd Nov 1530-1730 online
Tue 30th Nov 1330-1730 face-to-face
Tue 18th Jan 1530-1730 online
Tue 15th Feb 1530-1730 online
Tue 5th April 1530-1730 online
Strengthening Partnerships with ITT ProvidersNCP 21-24
Strengthening Partnerships with ITT Providers
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 at an award level.
Work Group design will continue to evolve and learn from examples across the hubs. Previous years have indicated this NCP can be enhanced by working across hub boundaries and collaborating in larger geographical regions.
This year, Work Group Leads will be asked to select from a set of models for working which include:
- local/regional network meetings that lead to additional partnership work focusing on the issues the network group want to focus on, to strengthen the understanding of teaching for mastery pedagogy
- local/regional network meetings that review principles of teaching for mastery, share ITT units, adapt them for local use, and review where they sit in the institution's maths programme
- developing the expertise of mentors to support trainees in mastery-related maths lesson design
- observation of specialists' lessons with follow up discussions about the mastery principles (academics and consider this for trainees) in order to identify specific developments for the overall ITT maths programme in light of current school-based practice.
It is important to note that this Work Group has two sets of outcomes - one focused on the ITT providers, and one focused on Maths Hub leadership. It is expected that, as part of this work, the Work Group Lead will support the hub leadership in identifying aspects to support the transition of these trainee teachers into the first years of teaching and this will impact on the hub offer for early career teachers.
To register for a place, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Our Work Groups are open to all state funded schools, colleges and nurseries in Wiltshire, Swindon, West Berkshire, Reading, Bracknell Forest and Wokingham.