Mathematics Curriculum Support
The new national curriculum poses a number of challenges for schools including a shift of focus from processes and skills to knowledge and from a learning continuum to mastery. Schools need to ensure that the new programmes of study are fully in place, that expectations are high and that teaching ensures progress in learning. In a period of transition it is vital that schools remain abreast of new developments, sharing best practice through collaborative learning communities.
Our development programmes are designed to support your school in meeting these challenges:
Mathematics Subject Leader Network
The Subject Leader Network subscriptions provide your school with essential access to the latest information, peer networks and effective support and development across the year.
Each subscription will ensure that your school has the latest information on aspects of learning and teaching, assessment, curriculum provision and leadership as well as access to innovative curriculum workshops and opportunities to share practice with other schools.
The annual subscriptions include:
- Exciting and innovative termly development sessions for subscriber schools only
- Materials, ideas and best practice to enhance curriculum provision
- Termly Subject Leader updates providing the latest national and subject information
- Essex support resources for English or mathematics at no cost
- A termly newsletter and e-communication group with updates, local resources, links to and news about national resources and policy developments
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or to book this subscription for your school.
Mastering Maths is designed for schools with a particular focus on raising attainment in mathematics across the school.
In this programme, senior and subject leaders, alongside other members of staff, will focus on those aspects which impact most on pupil outcomes and the mastery of mathematics. The programme will support the full implementation of the 2014 National Curriculum and include development of subject knowledge, curriculum planning, teaching and assessment.
In line with our research into effective professional development, the programme includes:
- Three core development days which enable collaborative learning across schools,
- Interim development tasks to support school based application of skills and knowledge
- Two tailored in-school coaching visits to review and support the development process
- Email support and advice from our School Effectiveness team
- Materials to enable participants to lead staff development in their own school
The core development days will cover material relevant to the entire primary phase so that delegates are able to see the “big picture” of how mathematical concepts are developed over time, and where children start from and go to in their learning of mathematics.
For this training to be most effective, we recommend that two members of staff attend to jointly influence change across the school.