London South West Maths Hub

Professional Development

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Re-thinking GCSE Resits Conference 2022
Friday 24 June 2022 - Postponed due to rail strikes
Rescheduled for Friday 16 September 2022
9.30am – 3.00pm
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Join us for a day’s critical and creative thinking about how best to prepare and enable your post 16 pupils in their Maths GCSE resits.


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A brilliant panel of speakers will lead us through a series of inspiring presentations, including

Re-engaging with common sense for GCSE resit - Sue Hough
Sue Hough has worked with GCSE resit teachers and their students over many years on developing approaches which encourage learners to build from their natural informal ways of answering questions. Sue has designed classroom materials based on the Realistic Maths Education approach ( where using context and informal models such as the ratio table can empower GCSE resit learners to see all the topics which involve proportional reasoning as the same; not different.


What can’t GCSE resit students do, why can’t they do it and how do you fix it? - Martin Newton
Martin Newton works for MEI as a Mathematics Education Support Specialist, he works extensively with the FE sector supporting leaders, teachers and students in their quest to improve FE maths.  Martin believes a good scheme of learning should be reduced in size, be connected and combine topics wherever possible, and importantly should be responsive to the many varied demands of the resit student.


Making Connections: How can a condensed GCSE Maths curriculum result in deeper understanding? - Emma Bell
Emma Bell is a Maths Education Support Specialist for MEI and has many years’ experience in Further Educational colleges. Emma specialises in motivation; in ensuring that students have belief and confidence in their abilities. Emma tweets as @El_Timbre.


Post-16 Resit – where do you start? - Howard Astley-Jones
Howard is an NCETM Assistant Director for Secondary working at Post-16 with NCETM, Maths Hubs and the AMSP. Howard has been the national project lead on the Maths Hubs Supporting Post-16 GCSE Resit project exploring effective ways of teaching key content to GCSE resit students, and working with teachers of post-16 resit GCSE.


Attitudes and emotions: how do you convince GCSE resit students that they CAN learn maths? - Joan Ashley
Joan Ashley is an independent mathematics consultant, specialising in writing and leading mathematics CPD. In a varied career, she has worked as a GCSE resit teacher in a further education college, tutored secondary PGCE students and written numeracy CPD materials for teachers in Zimbabwe. She believes that everyone can learn maths ...if they are taught appropriately.


Who is it for?
If you have pupils taking GCSE Maths Resits next year, this is for you!
Aimed at teachers and leaders in schools and colleges.


Wandsworth Professional Development Centre,
3rd Floor, Building 1, Burntwood School, Burntwood Lane, SW17 0AQ
Free to attend. Lunch and refreshments provided. 


Booking Infomation
Priority booking will be given to delegates within the London South West Maths Hub region.
Please book online through Eventbrite to secure a place at this event.