Secondary 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 secondary 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.
SENDNew Regional Work Group 2022
SENDUnderstanding the Characteristics of SEND When Teaching Mathematics to Both Primary & Secondary Pupils"Giving your students roots to grow and wings to fly."Supporting students with SEND in maths to flourish.The Work Group is for:KS1, KS2, KS3 and KS4 practitionersTeachers and TAs (ideally TAs should attend with a teacher from the same school)SEND and Mainstream settings
Bracknell Forest, Wokingham, Reading & West BerkshireFriday 4th Feb 2022 (full day - in-person) 9.30am to 3.00pmMon 14th March 2022 (pm online) 2pm to 5.30pmMon 9th May 2022 (pm online) 2pm to 5.30pmThurs 9th June 2022(full day - in-person) 9.30am to 3.00pm
Swindon & Wiltshire
Friday 18th Feb 2022 (full day - in-person) 9.30am to 3.00pm
Mon 28th March 2022 (pm online) 2pm to5.30pm
Mon 23rd May 2022 (pm online) 2pm to5.30pm
Tues 14th June 2022 (full day - in-person) 9.30am to 3.00pm
Working Partnerships with ITT ProvidersNCP 21-24
Working 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, please email: email@example.com
Secondary Teaching For MasteryNCP 20-12 & 20-13
Secondary Teaching For Mastery
This Work Group forms part of an overall Teaching for Mastery Programme designed to develop secondary mathematics departments that are well-led, high-performing and provide high quality professional development through collaborative working.
Two teachers from each of the Work Group schools will become 'Mastery Advocates' within their own departments. They will work closely with a Secondary Mastery Specialist to understand the principles and practices associated with teaching for mastery and will be encouraged and supported to work with teachers within their own departments to develop and refine these principles and practices.
Our Work Groups are fully booked for 2021/22, to express your interest in Secondary Mastery Development, please click here.
Secondary Subject LeadershipNCP 21-15
Secondary Subject Leadership
The purpose of this project is to offer focused support to secondary heads of department/subject leaders, to enable them to better understand and implement teaching for mastery approaches across their department, and to develop in their role as leaders of both pupil learning and teacher professional development.
Participants in their first year of this project will be part of Work Groups exploring common themes, with bespoke adjustments appropriate to local contexts and needs.
In the second and subsequent years of engagement, participants are expected to continue their participation as part of a Maths Hub-led subject leadership community.
Our Work Group for 2021/22 is fully booked, to express your interest for 2022/23, please click here.
Mathematical Thinking for GCSENCP 21-17
Mathematical Thinking for GCSE
The stated aims of the KS4 Programme of Study are that, through working on the content, pupils 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 pupils to get better at mathematical thinking and what this looks like in the classroom.
In addition to previous years, there is support available to extend the Mathematical Thinking NCP into a second year in which participants deepen their understanding of mathematical thinking and further develop strategies and structures to support it in the classroom.
Our 2021/22 Work Group is fully booked, if you wish to express your interest for 2022/23, please click here.
Years 5 - 8 Continuity Work GroupsNCP 21-19
Years 5 - 8 Continuity Work Groups
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 and draft algebra 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.
To book a place please email firstname.lastname@example.org
SKTM - Secondary Early Career TeachersNCP 21-29
SKTM - Secondary Early Career Teachers
This project is designed to support Early Career Teachers (teachers in their first two years of teaching)
It is expected that the local offer will select from one (or more if multiple NCPs are running) of the following themes:
- designing effective learning and teaching in mathematics (structure of the number system)
- designing effective learning and teaching in mathematics (operating on number)
- designing effective learning and teaching in mathematics (multiplicative reasoning)
- designing effective learning and teaching in mathematics (sequences and graphs)
- designing effective learning and teaching in mathematics (statistics and probability)
- designing effective learning and teaching in mathematics (geometry)
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. Other areas of maths could be supported in a second year to maintain the engagement/momentum of this group.
It is expected that this work would be linked to the Early Career Framework so could be viewed as a two-year offer.
Our Work Group is fully booked for 2021/22, to express your interest for 2022/23, please click here.
SKTM - Secondary Non-Specialist TeachersNCP21-30
SKTM - Secondary Non-Specialist Teachers
The programme will support non-specialist teachers in developing specialist knowledge for teaching maths, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils in the maths classroom.
The programme is aligned to the NCETM teaching for mastery pedagogy and is based on six key themes:
- Structure of the number system
- Operating on number
- Multiplicative reasoning
- Sequences and graphs
- Statistics and probability
How Mobius Maths Hub can help support your Maths Department CPD?
View our Maths Mastery and Work Group planning flow chart to find out.
Our Work Groups are open to all state funded schools, colleges and nurseries in Wiltshire, Swindon, West Berkshire, Reading, Bracknell Forest and Wokingham.