Secondary Projects 2019/20

I want to bring about whole school improvement in maths teaching

Project and codeDescriptionNational AvailabilityCan I take part in this project?
Secondary Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups NCP 19-15 In this project, two teachers from each of two schools will become ‘Mastery Advocates’ within their own departments. These participants form a Work Group and work closely with a Secondary Mastery Specialist to understand the principles and practices associated with teaching for mastery. As the project develops, they will begin to work with teachers within their own departments to embed these principles and practices. Learn more about mastery. All Maths Hubs Yes - contact your local hub
Secondary Teaching for Mastery Embedding Work Groups NCP 19-16 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 maths classroom, and secure a department-wide 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
Mathematical Thinking for GCSE Work Groups NCP 19-17 This offers teachers and their departments high-quality support to address the reasoning and problem-solving challenges of the maths curriculum and its assessment at GCSE. Much expertise and exemplification has built up over the years as part of this work. Participants will access this work to stimulate further developments and collaborations. Professional development activities will focus on practical and accessible classroom-based approaches. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes - contact your local hub
Challenging Topics at GCSE Work Groups NCP 19-19 In this project, Work Groups consist of teachers working together to unpick a challenging topic. Participants develop insight into the associated difficulties and misconceptions to support teaching in the short term but also consider the implications for longer term curriculum design. The approaches developed can be used across mathematical areas and key stages. 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
Supporting Post-16 GCSE Resit Work Groups NCP 19-14 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 schools, colleges and FE will develop and share effective ways to approach 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, unless you are part of the FE Centres for Excellence trials in 2019/20 - contact your local hub
Supporting Core Maths Work Groups NCP 19-21 This project provides support for departments offering Core Maths. It enables teachers to develop robust teaching approaches through collaboration and effective use of existing resources. The Work Group is run in partnership between the Maths Hubs Network and the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP). Participants will gain understanding of the philosophy of Core Maths – with its approach to maths through contextualised problem-solving – and will appreciate the different Core Maths courses. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes - contact your local hub
Embedding Technology in Level 3 Mathematics NCP 19-22 Run in partnership with the AMSP, Work Groups in this project will explore practical approaches for integrating technology. It offers national support for the effective embedding of technology in the teaching of Level 3 Mathematics (Core Maths, A level Mathematics and/or Further Mathematics). This support is designed to enhance teaching in order to develop students’ conceptual understanding. Participants are also developed as technology champions in their own school or college. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes - contact your local hub
Developing Pedagogy in A Level Mathematics NCP 19-23 This 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. Run in partnership with the AMSP, Work Groups in this project aim to develop knowledge of content and requirements of the new A levels and understand the purpose of the overarching themes. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas 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?
Secondary Mastery Specialists Programme (Cohort 3 NCP 19-03, Cohort 4 NCP 19-04) This project is for secondary teachers who wish to develop their knowledge and expertise in mastery so they can support teachers in their own and other schools. It is a three-year programme which involves residential training sessions, in-school development, 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 Some hubs are still recruiting to this programme - contact your local hub
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 secondary) 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 Yes - contact your local hub
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 Yes, if you are already an SLE with a specialism in maths, or working towards your accreditation

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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