Post-16 Projects 2018-19

Project and codeDescriptionNational availabilityCan I take part in this project?

Supporting post-16 GCSE resit

NCP18-16

This project aims to explore effective ways of teaching key content of the new GCSE to resit students. Working collaboratively, teachers of resit groups from FE colleges, Sixth Form colleges and schools will develop and share effective ways to approach the new GCSE, with a focus on issues particularly affecting this sector such as: student confidence and motivation, condensed timeframe, and large student numbers. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Supporting Core Maths

NCP18-17

This project provides support for departments offering Core Maths by enabling teachers to develop robust teaching approaches through collaboration and effective use of existing resources. Participants will gain understanding of the philosophy of Core Maths, with its approach to maths teaching through contextualised problem-solving, and will appreciate the different Core Maths courses and be able to choose the one appropriate for their students. Run in partnership with the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP), who also offer one-day courses, regional conferences and teacher network meetings, detailed on the AMSP website. Some Maths Hubs are offering this project in 2018/19 Yes – contact your local Maths Hub to see if it is available through them or a neighbouring hub

Embedding A level Technology

NCP18-18

The new A level requires that the use of technology ‘permeates’ study of maths and statistics modules. Work Groups in this project will explore practical approaches for embedding technology in A level teaching. Participants will explore where, when and how to use technology to enhance students’ understanding, learning and experience, and will develop their own practice as a technology champion in their department. Run in partnership with the Advanced Maths Support Programme (AMSP), who also offer other professional development events, including online, detailed on the AMSP website. Some Maths Hubs are offering this project in 2018/19 Yes – contact your local Maths Hub to see if it is available through them or a neighbouring hub

Developing A level Pedagogy

NCP18-19

This new project provides support for developing the quality of teaching in response to the demands of the new specifications for A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Work Groups in this project aim to develop pedagogy and understand the purpose of the overarching themes. Participants will gain confidence in leading A level teaching and aspects of pedagogy relating to mathematical argument, language and proof, mathematical problem solving and mathematical modelling. Run in partnership with the Advanced Maths Support Programme (AMSP), who also offer one-day courses, and courses aimed specifically at teaching mechanics or statistics, detailed on the AMSP website. Some Maths Hubs are offering this project in 2018/19 Yes – contact your local Maths Hub to see if it is available through them or a neighbouring hub

Teaching Assistant SKE (Subject Knowledge Enhancement)

NCP18-21

Teaching Assistants involved in this project will develop key stage specific subject knowledge to enable them to support mathematics in the classroom or in small intervention groups. The project will enable TAs to develop deeper understanding of both the content and pedagogy of the maths curriculum and understand how TAs are most effectively deployed for impact on learning. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Developing working partnerships with ITT providers

NCP18-22

The aim of this project is to further work already being carried out in many Maths Hubs who are working with local ITT providers, establish what is working well and spread good practice across the Maths Hub network. In each Hub there will be a Work Group Lead who is already a member of the ITT community. During the year the Work Group Lead will contact all local ITT providers and support the development of a network for these, promoting good practice and sharing work on the teaching for mastery approach with trainee teachers. All Maths Hubs Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Developing working partnerships for SEND and mathematics

NCP18-23

Work Groups in this project will be formed with at least one special school working with a small group of mainstream schools (either primary, secondary or both). They will promote reasoning and use of manipulatives, providing a different approach to working with SEND students across mainstream and special schools. The pedagogy introduced, and any resources trialled, would support the principles of teaching for mastery Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

NCETM accredited PD lead programmes

NCP18-04

This ongoing work in all Maths Hubs is for practitioners involved in leading the professional development of colleagues and seeking to gain accreditation as an ‘NCETM Accredited Professional Development Lead’. Participants will take part in three face-to-face days (bespoke to Early Years, Primary, Secondary or Post-16) over the course of 2018/19, together with institution-based work and individual study undertaken in between these days. They will plan, run and evaluate a professional development programme for a group of teachers and record their planning, evaluation and reflection. All Maths Hubs Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

LLME support network

NCP18-06
LLMEs (Local Leaders of Mathematics Education) are those working beyond their own institution to develop the teaching of maths. All Maths Hubs support their work through networking activity and the exploration of educational research into effective maths teaching and learning. All Maths Hubs This project does not offer open recruitment

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