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Mixed Age Planning

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The project will involve the trialling and reviewing of a range of approaches to deal with the issue of planning for mixed age classes in a mastery context. Participants will explore current work and case studies from the innovation Work Groups which have previously looked at this issue.

Teachers will be able to engage with the approaches in their own schools and evaluate the impact on pupils. The Primary Mastery Professional Development Materials will underpin the work and provide a structure for planning.

Who is this for?

Schools that have mixed age classes are invited to nominate two teachers for the Work Group. Where possible, one of the teachers attending the Work Group should be in a middle or senior leadership role (ideally the Maths Lead).

Please note participants in this Work Group need to have participated (or currently be participating) in the Teaching for Mastery Programme.

What is involved?

The project will involve the trialling and reviewing of a range of approaches to deal with the issue of planning for mixed age classes in a mastery context. It will present current work and case studies from the innovation work already carried out. Work Group Leads will support participants in engaging with the approaches in their own schools and evaluating the impact on pupils.

Intended Outcomes

Participants will be able to explore a range of models for addressing mixed age teaching in maths, including:

  • Restructuring lesson time to allow for separate input to different year groups
  • Restructuring staffing and timetables so pupils can be grouped by age for maths lessons
  • Planning to meet the needs of learners from different year groups when it is not possible or practical to group pupils according to their age (e.g. in very small schools where more than two year groups are mixed).

Participants will deepen their understanding of teaching for mastery and be able to use different models to deliver a mastery curriculum within a mixed age setting. They will also develop and begin to implement a coherent policy appropriate to the setting, to support teachers in designing and teaching lessons to meet the needs of learners from mixed age groups.

Expectations of participants and their schools

Participants will attend three face-to-face days with the Work Group Lead and participants from other schools.

Gap tasks will be set with focus questions to support reflections which are then discussed at the following meeting.

Participant schools will contribute to case studies based on their reflective journals on the success of particular models or the combination of approaches used.

Funding

This Work Group is free to all participants.

Venue 1: Fen Drayton Primary School, CB24 4SL

Dates: 21st Nov, 6th Feb, 4th/11th Mar (TBC) and 4th June

Time: 9.15-12.00

Led by: Rosey Durham and Jo Cayley

Rosey has worked for Cambridge Maths Hub for 3 years and has led many Maths workgroups in this time. She has been Maths Lead for 9 years, has completed the MaST and is currently working as the SENCO in her school.

Jo has worked for Cambridge Maths Hub for 2 years leading TfM workgroups. She has also completed the MaST and is a TfM Specialist. Currently she is working as theMaths lead and Year 2/3.class teacher.

Venue 2: At Burrough Green School, CB8 9NH

Dates: 25th Nov, 3rd Feb, 4th/11th Mar (TBC) and 8th June

Time: 9.15-12.00

Led by: Jordana Watts and Angela Harris

Jordana has worked for the Cambridge Maths Hub for over 4 years and has led many workgroups. She has been a maths lead for a number of years and has taught for 17 years. She is currently teaching a mixed Year 4/5 class.

Angela is new to Cambridge Maths Hub this year and is co-ordinating the SSIF project and is in the process of completing TfM. She has been a Maths lead for 14 years and is currently teaching Year 2/3.

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