Secondary Projects 2018-19

Project and codeDescriptionNational availabilityCan I take part in this project?

Secondary teaching for mastery Work Groups 2018-19

NCP18-12

Work Groups in this project will be led by a secondary Mastery Specialist trained by NCETM/Maths Hubs, with experience of implementing a mastery approach in their own school. Each specialist will work with two mathematics departments in developing practice and systems to support teaching for mastery, as well as facilitating the collaborative professional development of two teachers from each of the schools. These two teachers will become ‘Mastery Advocates’ within their own departments where they will begin to work with their own colleagues to embed mastery principles and practices. All Maths Hubs Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Mathematical thinking for GCSE

NCP18-13

Teachers keen to address the reasoning and problem-solving challenges of the mathematics curriculum and its assessment in the new GCSE are encouraged to take part in this project. Work Groups will explore professional development activities focusing on practical and accessible classroom-based approaches. The activities themselves also offer a model for wider department engagement with professional development processes All Maths Hubs Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Challenging topics at GCSE

NCP18-15

Through analysis of what makes a topic ‘challenging’, and how to be effective in teaching one particular topic, teachers will develop an approach that they can use across mathematical areas and key stages. Pupils will develop a deeper, more connected understanding, gaining confidence to tackle a range of challenging questions. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Y5 – Y8 continuity

NCP18-14

Teachers from different phases will work together in this project 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. Work Groups will either select their own focus, or explore multiplicative reasoning. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

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 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. 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 and be able to choose the one appropriate for their students. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Embedding A level Technology

NCP18-18

The new A level requires that the use of technology ‘permeates’ study of maths and statistics modules. Run in partnership with the Advanced Maths Support Programme, Work Groups in this project will explore practical approaches for integrating technology in the curriculum. Participants will explore where, when and how to use technology to enhance students’ understanding, learning and experience, and will develop their own technology skillsv. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Developing A level teaching

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. Run in partnership with the Advanced Maths Support Programme (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. Participants will gain confidence in teaching new aspects of content (particularly mechanics and statistics), and explore the benefits of teaching statistics through the use of large data sets. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths 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.v Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Maths SLE school improvement support programme

NCP18-05

Mathematics SLEs (or aspiring SLEs) participating in this project will be supported in developing their approaches to mathematics school improvement work. The project will provide a regional support programme for participants through termly workshops and an online community. Participants will develop deeper understanding of collaborative Work Group models for school improvement and will incorporate new processes into their SLE practice. 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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