This network is a chance for teachers and ECTs of Mathematics to meet to discuss current issues in secondary phase mathematics education, to form good cross-school relationships and share best practice. The network is £20 for two sessions.
The group will meet in the Spring and Summer term from 4.00pm to 5.30pm on the following dates:
- Session 1: Thursday, 14th March at Katherine Warington School
The session focus is “what does excellent planning look like in Maths?”. Have you ever considered the purpose and design of your questions? Or how you plan your lessons and curriculum to build and retain substantive and disciplinary knowledge?
We will discuss the different pathways we can take as Maths practioners and explore key pedagogical ideas around planning and delivery; both will be supported by research in order to provide students with well sequenced and planned lessons to enable them to be successful mathematicians.
- Session 2: to be agreed
Who is this course for?
Teachers of Mathematics, ECTs (Mathematics)
What are the objectives or outcomes?
On this programme participants will:
- Confidently plan well sequenced lessons
- Design and deliver purposeful questions, supporting the needs of all students
- Discuss setting, mixed attainment and the mastery approach to teaching Mathematics
- Support teachers new to teaching KS4 or KS5
- Share best practice
Areas of focus:
The course will include:
- Mathematics planning and delivery
- Cognitive overload and knowledge retention
- Supporting all students to become successful mathematicians
- Difficulties faced by Maths teachers
Meet the facilitators:
Sam Caplin, Head of Maths, Katherine Warington School
Sam has 11 years teaching experience and is the Head of Maths at Katherine Warington School. She has worked in schools across Hertfordshire and abroad, holding various maths TLR positions.
Sam is passionate about creating a curriculum that instills confidence in all students, so they can all be successful in maths. She strives to lead her team to deliver a high quality mastery curriculum, and is a firm believer in mixed attainment teaching. Sam pushes to change the perception of maths amongst key stakeholders through these elements and her enthusiasm for the subject.
Sam enjoys collaborating with fellow middle leaders and Heads of Maths, which she sees as a powerful mechanism to lead improvement.
Sarah Pope, Head of Maths and Computing, Simon Balle All-through School