Primary Projects 2019/20

I want to bring about whole school improvement in maths teaching

Project and codeDescriptionNational AvailabilityCan I take part in this project?
Primary Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups NCP 19-09 This project is part of the continuing programme to develop teaching for mastery in maths in primary schools. Each Maths Hub has a team of Primary Mastery Specialists who have taken part in national training. Each of these specialists leads a group of 6 or 7 schools in developing their approach to teaching for mastery, through collaborative CPD and bespoke in-school support. Primary teachers interested in developing mastery in their school are invited to join this exciting large-scale project. Learn more about mastery. All Maths Hubs Yes - contact your local hub
Primary Teaching for Mastery Embedding Work Groups NCP 19-10 Teachers and schools who took part in mastery development Work Groups in 2018/19 can continue to embed mastery by joining this project. Ongoing support and professional development are available as schools embed teaching for mastery in every classroom, and secure a whole-school approach to sustained change in maths. All Maths Hubs You can join this project if you took part in a Developing Teaching for Mastery Work Group (TRG) in 2018/19
Mastery Readiness Work Groups NCP 19-11 This project will develop consistent approaches to vital skills and practices for schools not yet in a position to access the main teaching for mastery Work Groups. Participant schools will access free workshops and regular high-quality bespoke support from a trained Mastery Readiness Lead. They will then get priority to participate in Teaching for Mastery Work Groups (see above) in Autumn 2020, complete with the associated funding. All Maths Hubs Yes, if your school is not yet ready to fully develop mastery – contact your local hub
Lesson Design: Depth of learning for all (Primary teaching for mastery focused issue) NCP 19-12 The project will focus on designing effective lesson plans. It will make use of key resources such as the Primary Mastery Professional Development Materials and textbooks in planning that embeds a mastery approach. For schools that have taken up the textbook funding, this project will provide the opportunity to reflect on how they can be best used to support teachers, through the planning process, to develop subject and pedagogical knowledge. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes - contact your local hub
Intervention in a mastery context (Primary teaching for mastery focused issue) NCP 19-13 This project will consider different models of intervention in a teaching for mastery context to ensure that maths teaching has maximum impact for all children. Teachers and leaders will further their understanding of teaching for mastery by using case studies to inform their practice. They will trial an intervention model of their choice, and will document their observations to share with others. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes - contact your local hub
Mixed age planning in the context of teaching for mastery (Primary teaching for mastery focused issue) NCP 19-14 The project will involve the trialling and reviewing of a range of approaches to deal with the issue of planning for mixed age classes in a mastery context. Participants will explore current work and case studies from the Work Groups which have previously looked at this issue. Teachers will be able to engage with the approaches in their own schools and evaluate the impact on pupils. The Primary Mastery Professional Development Materials will underpin the work and provide a structure for planning. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes - contact your local hub
Y5 to Y8 Continuity Work Groups NCP 19-18 Teachers from different phases will work together to improve communication between Key Stages 2 and 3. Participants will take an aspect of the mathematics curriculum or a pedagogical approach as the focus for their work and develop a consistent approach to it through discussion, joint lesson design and delivery, observation and the development of documentation to support continuity. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes - contact your local hub

I want to become a more effective classroom practitioner

Project and codeDescriptionNational AvailabilityCan I take part in this project?
Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics Programme NCP 19-24 Primary teachers and teaching assistants wishing to develop enhanced mathematical subject knowledge to improve their maths teaching are invited to take part in this project. Participants will develop deeper, more connected understanding of topics on the primary maths curriculum. They will also explore how children learn mathematical concepts and ways to support this. The approaches developed will be consistent with teaching for mastery. All Maths Hubs Yes - contact your local hub

I want to become a leader of maths-specific professional development

Project and codeDescriptionNational AvailabilityCan I take part in this project?
Primary Mastery Specialists Programme (Cohort 5) NCP 19-01 This project is for primary teachers who wish to develop their knowledge and expertise in mastery so they can support teachers in their own and other schools. It involves three two-day residential training sessions and gap tasks which are completed between sessions. Mastery Specialists work in their hub area to support other schools looking to introduce mastery. All Maths Hubs Recruitment to this programme closed on 20 May 2019
NCETM Accredited PD Lead Programme NCP 19-05 This ongoing work in all Maths Hubs is for teachers 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 primary) over the course of 2019/20. These generate institution-based work and individual study to be undertaken in between. Teachers will plan, run and evaluate a professional development programme for a group of colleagues, and record their planning, evaluation and reflection. All Maths Hubs The round of applications for 2019 has now closed
Maths SLE School Improvement Support Programme NCP 19-06 Mathematics SLEs (or aspiring SLEs) participating in this project will be supported in developing their approaches to maths school improvement work. The project will provide a regional support programme for participants through termly workshops and an online community. Workshops will take place in the North, the Midlands and the South. Most Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas The round of applications for 2019 has now closed

All Maths Hubs maintain and support a local community of people who provide maths-specific professional development. These professionals are collectively known as local leaders of maths education (LLME). Maths Hubs are also developing working partnerships with all those places (university and school-based) providing initial training for maths (and primary) teachers. Contact your local hub to find out what’s going on in your area under both these headings. In addition, the China-England exchange will take place again later in 2019. More details about this programme will be shared in due course.

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