Mathematical Thinking for GCSE - Peterborough

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Nene Park Academy

Oundle Rd

Peterborough

PE2 7EA

United Kingdom

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  • Practical research-informed ideas and resources for improving students’ reasoning and problem solving.

  • Accessible classroom-based approaches suitable for all secondary maths classes.

  • CPD activities for the whole maths department

2018-19 participants in Saffron Walden and Peterborough said…

“The course was fantastic and I feel my confidence and knowledge to develop problem solving and reasoning resources has improved.”

“Having the opportunity to work with other teachers outside of my school and develop and share ideas has been excellent”

Who is this for?

Secondary maths departments. Participating schools nominate two lead teachers within the department to attend workshops and then lead professional development in school. The Work Group is most effective when at least one lead teacher holds a position of responsibility within the department.

What is involved?

4 one-day workshops spread over three terms, for the two lead teachers.
Gap tasks between the workshops, in two parts:
oLead teachers will try, adapt and evaluate new strategies in their own classrooms.
oLead teachers will lead department CPD and support other teachers to try and evaluate new strategies.
Lead teachers will complete an evaluation process, focussing on the impact of the Work Group.


Expectations of participants and their schools

Schools will need to commit to the release of the same nominated teacher(s) for all four workshops. Dates are given below.
Schools will provide support for the gap tasks, including potentially providing cover to allow colleagues to complete a Lesson Study between each workshop, and providing time for the lead teachers to work with the department, for example in a department meeting.
The department will support the participating teachers to summarise the impact of Work Group participation as part of the professional development and Work Group evaluation.

Funding

The Work Group is offered free to all state-funded secondary schools in England.

Led by: Sue Southward & Charmayne Leggett

Sue Southward is an experienced secondary teacher at Comberton Village college and deputy lead at the Cambridge Maths Hub.

Charmayne Leggett has been teaching since 2010 and is Director of Maths for CMAT. She also works for the Cambridge Maths Hub and the Cambridge Teaching School Network in addition to her CMAT role.

Dates

22 November 2019

10 February 2020

27 April 2020

19 June 202

Time: 10 am – 3:30 pm

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Nene Park Academy

Oundle Rd

Peterborough

PE2 7EA

United Kingdom

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