Bespoke Newsletter

April 2017

Welcome to the tenth issue of Bespoke. We’ve entered double figures! This issue gets to the heart of how Maths Hubs are enabling teachers to engage in professional learning activities that amount to more than a sole attendance at a one-day workshop. We hear from both primary and secondary teachers working with colleagues from around the corner and across the country over a period of time – all with the aim of making changes that lead to pupils learning maths more securely. If this appeals to you, why not find out if your local Maths Hub has a Work Group that you or your school could join from September? www.mathshubs.org.uk/find-your-hub

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News

Differentiation alongside teaching for mastery - new NCETM Director blog

  • Friday, April 17, 2015 1:26 PM
The NCETM’s Director Charlie Stripp has written a new blog outlining his current thinking on how adopting a mastery approach to teaching mathematics changes the way teachers involve and engage all pupils in a classroom.

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.