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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News

Ofsted give further reassurance to schools using mastery approach to mathematics teaching

  • Friday, March 20, 2015 1:34 PM
Schools adopting mastery approaches to the teaching of maths have received a further reassurance from Ofsted that such an approach is wholly consistent with the new curriculum.

Second wave of Shanghai teachers arrive to teach maths in English primary schools

  • Monday, February 23, 2015 3:44 PM
Thirty teachers from Shanghai have arrived in the UK to spend three weeks teaching maths lessons in primary schools across England. This is the second group of teachers from the Chinese city to visit during this school year, as part of one of the projects undertaken within the Maths Hubs programme.

NCETM publishes guidance on what makes a high quality mathematics textbook

  • Tuesday, January 6, 2015 9:23 AM
The NCETM has published new guidance on what it considers the essential components of high quality mathematics textbooks

New video: What English school teachers learnt from their Shanghai counterparts

  • Tuesday, December 23, 2014 11:08 AM
Teachers from English primary schools that hosted Shanghai teachers in November (2014) have been speaking in glowing terms of how they and their pupils benefited from the experience.

Video snapshot of the Shanghai teacher exchange in one primary school

  • Tuesday, December 9, 2014 11:31 AM
A video report showing how Shanghai style teaching came to one of the 22 primary schools involved in the first wave of the exchange has been published by the NCETM, on the Maths Hubs programme website.