Secondary Work Groups

Secondary Opportunities for 2019/20

Y5-8 CONTINUITY WORK GROUP

This Work Group aims to improve communication between Key Stages 2 and 3.  Teachers from different phases work together collaboratively on multiplicative reasoning to develop a consistent approach through discussion, joint lesson design and delivery, observation and the development of documentation to support continuity.

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MATHEMATICAL THINKING FOR GCSE AND BEYOND WORK GROUP

This Work Group offers teachers and their departments high quality support to address the reasoning and problem-solving challenges of the mathematics curriculum and its assessment at GCSE. An increasing body of expertise and exemplification examples has built up over the years as part of this work which participation will give access to in order to stimulate further developments and collaborations.

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CHALLENGING TOPICS AT GCSE WORK GROUP

This Work Group focuses on teachers working together in workshops to unpick a challenging topic, developing insight into the associated difficulties and misconceptions to support teaching in the short term but also consider the implications for longer term curriculum design.

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teaching for mastery for multi-school leaders of mathematics innovation work group

This Work Group will give you a deeper insight into Teaching for Mastery, the Maths Hub Teaching for Mastery programmes and develop your strategic thinking for the future of Teaching for Mastery across your schools.

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INVESTIGATING MIXED ATTAINMENT TEACHING AT KEY STAGE 3

This Work Group will seek to explore the best practices for adopting mixed-attainment Maths teaching at Key Stage 3.  It will establish some guidance for schools who are using or are considering using this approach to maximise impact and learning for their pupils.

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secondary subject leaders network

These twilight network meetings at the University of Nottingham, chaired by Head of Departments from EM region schools, are aimed at addressing current concerns together.

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SECONDARY NQT DEVELOPMENT NETWORK

These twilight meetings are an opportunity for all Maths NQTs in the region to come together and share experiences from their first teaching year in maths departments. There will be inputs from University of Nottingham staff on BfL, Didactics, Questioning and Assessment as well as sharing of favourite classroom tasks.

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secondary teaching for mastery development work groups

Two teachers from your school will become ‘Mastery Advocates’ within their own departments and will form part of a two school Work Group. They will work closely with a Secondary Mastery Specialist to understand the principles and practices associated with teaching for mastery and will begin to work with teachers within their own departments to embed these principles and practices. Work will initially begin in Key Stage 3, but it is intended that this will extend to Key Stage 4, certainly in the longer term.

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SECONDARY TEACHING FOR MASTERY SPECIALISTS PROGRAMME

This Work Group is aimed at individuals who wish to become Secondary Mastery Specialists.  During the first year, the emphasis will be on the lead teacher developing her/his knowledge, understanding and skills of teaching for mastery.  During the second year, the participants will continue to develop their own classroom practices but with a significant emphasis on developing the knowledge, skills and understanding of all members of the department and to explore, develop and implement department-wide approaches, structures and systems which support teaching for mastery.  In the final year, the Mastery Specialists will lead a Secondary Teaching for Mastery Development Work Group.

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