Bespoke Newsletter

February 2017

Welcome to the ninth issue of Bespoke, as we hit the half way mark in the school year, the third full year of the Maths Hubs programme. In this issue, we report on one Maths Hub lead school that is changing the way it thinks about setting for maths in Key Stage 3; we look at how another hub is coordinating all mastery work across its region; and hear how thousands of teachers got a flavour of the latest teacher exchange between England and Shanghai. If any of this prompts you to want to get involved in your local Maths Hub, you can find out where and who to contact.

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Maths teachers explain benefits of working alongside Shanghai counterparts

  • Friday, December 11, 2015 8:37 AM
The NCETM has published a series of videos where English secondary school maths teachers describe what they learnt from working alongside teachers from Shanghai during the exchange visit to England in November.

Two new Maths Hub lead schools appointed, covering Cumbria and north Lancashire and the south east of London

  • Wednesday, November 4, 2015 8:07 AM
Two new Maths Hub lead schools have been appointed, bringing the total of Maths Hubs across England to 35

Developing mathematical reasoning: an opportunity for secondary school maths departments

  • Tuesday, November 3, 2015 9:16 AM
The Maths Hubs programme is looking for 175 secondary school maths departments across England to participate in a new, free programme of professional development, with the aim of improving teachers’ confidence in developing pupils’ mathematical reasoning.

Assessment report findings mirror NCETM’s approach to assessing mastery

  • Friday, September 18, 2015 10:43 AM
The final report from the Commission on Assessment without Levels has endorsed the approach embodied by the NCETM’s recently published free materials to help teachers assess pupils’ mastery of mathematical concepts.

NCETM’s new assessment materials downloaded 35 000 times

  • Wednesday, September 2, 2015 7:41 AM
The NCETM’s new online materials to help primary teachers judge whether pupils have developed mastery of the maths curriculum have been downloaded more than 35 000 times in little more than a month