Work Groups for Secondary
London South West Maths hub will deliver nationally coordinated projects being run by the maths hub network in 2020/2021 in the following areas:
The project aims to improve communication between Key Stages 2 and 3 by taking an aspect of the mathematics curriculum or a pedagogical approach as the focus for the work.
Teachers from different phases work together to develop a consistent approach to their chosen aspect through discussion, joint lesson design and delivery, observation and the development of documentation to support continuity. As a result, channels of communication are established and there is an increased focus on curriculum and pedagogical continuity at key transition points which supports children as they move from KS2 to KS3.
With a focus on supporting SEND pupils within the classroom and developing strategies within the day-to-day mastery lessons to reduce or eliminate the impact for further support.
Challenging Topics at GCSE
Aimed at secondary school teachers of GCSE Maths. Work Groups in this project will focus on participant teachers working together to ‘unpick’ (i.e. analyse, deconstruct and trace through the curriculum) a challenging topic from GCSE Mathematics.
Participants will develop insight into the associated difficulties and misconceptions to support teaching in the short term, but also consider the implications for longer term curriculum design.
This Work Group involves working with schools to address specific challenges in secondary mathematics teaching through the effective use of high quality resources (in keeping with teaching for mastery approaches). In particular it provides tailored training to the teaching assistants who support pupils with SEND.