Secondary Work Groups
Secondary Teaching for Mastery Development
In 2021/22 all Maths Hubs are participating in a Network Collaborative Project developing secondary mathematics teaching for mastery. As part of this project, Secondary Mastery Specialists in each hub area will be offering support to schools interested in developing teaching for mastery approaches in their own mathematics departments. Each specialist, who has completed the second year of a national programme, will work with two teachers from each participating maths department. The two teachers, known as 'Mastery Advocates' will be supported by the specialist to lead teaching for mastery development with all staff in their own department. 2022/23 programme details will follow shortly.
Secondary Teaching for Mastery Embedding
In 2021/22, all Maths Hubs are participating in a Network Collaborative Project addressing secondary mathematics teaching for mastery. As part of this project, Secondary Mastery Specialists in each hub area will be offering support to schools interested in developing teaching for mastery approaches in their maths departments. Each specialist who has completed the second year of their support and development programme will work with two departments. Maths Hubs are therefore now looking to recruit schools and their maths departments to participate in this exciting and innovative project as members of these Work Groups. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. 2022/23 programme details will follow shortly.
Secondary Teaching for Mastery Embedding & Sustaining
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Secondary Subject Leadership
This new project offers focused support to secondary heads of department/subject leaders, to enable them to better understand and implement teaching for mastery approaches across their department, and to develop in their role as leaders of both student learning and teacher professional development. It provides an opportunity for participants to deepen their understanding of teaching for mastery approaches, of their wider roles, and of their capacity with their colleagues to transform secondary maths learning. 2022/23 programme details will follow shortly.
Secondary Maths MAT Leads
This project offers focused support to those who lead mathematics across multiple schools within a MAT, to enable them to better understand and develop effective maths pedagogy approaches across those schools. It will also support participants to develop their role as a leader of system change, curriculum change, and teacher professional development. Whilst those who lead maths across MAT are often the subject lead for both primary and secondary, the key focus for this programme is their work with secondary teachers, although consideration will be given to transition and how the different phases relate to each other. Additionally, focusing on developing skills with one phase is likely to impact positively on work with other phases. Participants will engage with a centrally-led programme offered nationally, with the potential for regional provision dependent on numbers. 2022/23 programme details will follow shortly.
Mathematical Thinking for GCSE
The Mathematical Thinking for GCSE project is for secondary maths teachers looking for practical and theoretical elements to address their students' GCSE attainment.
The stated aims of the KS4 Programme of Study are that, through working on the content, students should develop mathematical fluency, mathematical reasoning and problem solving. While mathematical thinking is a key feature of all of these, the focus of this Work Group is to support teachers in developing their understanding of mathematical thinking as it relates to problem-solving and reasoning, using practical task types to explore what it means for students to get better at mathematical thinking and what this looks like in the classroom. 2022/23 programme details will follow shortly.
Year 7-11 Coherence
This project focuses on participant teachers working together to analyse, deconstruct and trace through the curriculum a selected key topic area, developing insight into effective teaching approaches, and considering the implications for longer term curriculum design.
The project was previously known as Challenging Topics at GCSE, but its name has been amended to more accurately reflect the work undertaken as well as to convey the importance of curriculum coherence. 2022/23 programme details will follow shortly.
Years 5-8 Continuity
Work Groups in this project aim to strengthen the transition from primary to secondary school by focusing on curriculum and pedagogical continuity over Years 5 to 8.
Central to the Work Group is the promotion of cross phase communication between teachers to address issues of maths knowledge and learning transition as distinct from pastoral considerations. Whilst many Work Groups will focus on using multiplicative reasoning resources, Work Groups can explore any aspect of the KS2/3 curriculum. 2022/23 programme details will follow shortly.
Secondary Early Careers Teaching
This project is designed to support secondary early career teachers (teachers in their first two years of teaching) in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils in maths in the classroom. 2022/23 programme details will follow shortly.
Secondary Non Specialist Teaching
This project is designed to support non-specialist teachers teaching maths in a secondary school in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support students in maths in the classroom. 2022/23 programme details will follow shortly.
Utilising the EEF guidance report, this work group will bring together a community of practitioners working with students with SEND and provide outputs to support any teachers working with children with SEND, this includes mainstream teachers who are working with children with a diagnosis of ASD, ADHD, SpLD etc. 2022/23 programme details will follow shortly.