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NCETM Secondary Round Up
 
Catch up on the latest developments in the June 2021 secondary round up published by NCETM.
June's Secondary Round-up has a focus on KS3, particularly introducing exciting new resources for Year 7:
  • Checkpoints - a new classroom resource to help Year 7 teachers assess understanding and address any gaps, particularly after Covid disruption
  • Collaborative working with primary colleagues - next year Maths Hubs will be increasing the number of Years 5-8 Continuity Work Groups so more schools can get involved
  • KS3 Curriculum Framework - our sample framework suggests a coherent route through our mastery materials
  • Pie charts - unpicking the pedagogy and encouraging your students to see the structure
  • Twitter chat hosted by Ofsted - read the summary

 


Articles
 

HOW ARE SCHOOLS DETERMINING MATHS GRADES THIS YEAR?

If you are losing sleep over how to determine grades for Year 11 or Year 13 students this year, you will not be alone. NCETM asked a handful of maths HoDs and school senior leaders how they are interpreting the DfE and exam board guidance in their own unique situations, and what else they are considering. 
Read the full article here How are schools determining maths grades this year? | NCETM

 

FIVE ACTIVITIES THAT MAKE MATHS DEPARTMENT MEETINGS WORTHWHILE

What secondary teachers said they love about the regular meetings with colleagues in their department  - NCETM looks at a record of a recent Twitter CPD chat here Five activities that make maths department meetings worthwhile | NCETM

 

FIVE WAYS TO USE THE PLANNING TO TEACH VIDEOS

Check out the feature article from NCETM  - with PowerPoint slides and supporting documents, and advice and ideas for teaching a range of KS3 maths topics. They have been designed for secondary teachers, especially less experienced teachers such as NQTs, or non-maths specialists, and TAs/tutors teaching small groups. Experienced teachers also find them really useful.
  1. If you’re still in school…
  2. If you’re teaching lessons online…
  3. If you’re working entirely from home…
  4. If you’ve got a little time for CPD…
  5. If you’re missing collaborating with your colleagues…
 
Explore the Planning to teach resources

https://www.ncetm.org.uk/classroom-resources/planning-to-teach-secondary-maths/


 
NCETM Q&C Twitter account 
 
Where Secondary maths teachers can find up-to-date qualifications and curriculum information all in one place !
Check out the article on NCETM  five reasons to visit the NCETM Q & C twitter account  
 

 
Podcast
 

Maths4Girls

Should more girls be taking  A Level maths?  A new initiative, Maths4Girls, aims to increase A level Maths take-up among girls watch the podcast episode
 

Remote Teaching

A ‘Remote teaching returns’ podcast episode, with Kathryn Darwin and Kyle Evans, secondary teachers sharing ideas about live lessons.