Secondary Work Groups

Secondary Opportunities for 2020/21

Y5-8 CONTINUITY PROGRAMME WORK GROUP 2020-2021

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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CHALLENGING TOPICS AT GCSE WORK GROUP 2020-2021

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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MATHEMATICAL THINKING FOR GCSE WORK GROUP 2020-2021

Recent changes in the mathematics curriculum attempt to push mathematical education toward fostering a deeper understanding of mathematical thinking. For several years, the Maths Hubs have organised NCETM sponsored workgroups on Mathematical Thinking for GCSE, and as a result, there are now a number of teachers across the region who have been involved in developing activities to encourage mathematical thinking in their pupils in order to best prepare pupils for the demands of the GCSE. In this workgroup you will be looking at what mathematical thinking is, how it can be taught and how traditional questions can be adapted to engage pupils in thinking mathematically.

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mastery development work group 2020-2021

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 EMBEDDING AND SUSTAINING

Secondary TfM Embedding and Sustaining Work Groups are only for those departments who are participating or have participated in the Secondary TfM Development Work Groups and are working to develop principles and practices which enable them to sustain their developments over the long-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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