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Secondary Curriculum Prioritisation Twilight Briefing
 
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Thinking Ahead to September 2021?
Take advantage of the London South West Maths Hub  Secondary Curriculum Prioritisation Twilight Briefing
 
We are thrilled that the majority of pupils are now back in school across our region. We understand that the priority will be to re-engage and reconnect with pupils and for them to feel happy and settled. Alongside this, we know that Heads Of Department, Key Stage 3 postholders and secondary maths teachers will be recognising the need to respond to disrupted learning during lockdown in Primary schools; wanting to prioritise and understand what the learning gaps may be for their 2021/2022 intake.  
Debbie Morgan, the Primary Director of the NCETM has given a strong message: 'You can’t possibly teach everything. So prioritise core areas of maths: those things that will make the most difference.’ This led to a detailed analysis of the Primary curriculum and guidance to all Primary teachers about what they should prioritise to ensure their pupils learn the concepts that are fundamental to supporting later progress. 
 
We are inviting secondary maths HODs and teachers to join us for this one off session that will support them to understand the KS2 primary curriculum prioritisation and how this will impact on their pupils as they settle into Year 7 in September 2021. In addition, we will examine the NCETM toolkit in more depth and gain a better understanding of how these resources can be used to support Key Stage 3 maths teachers to review their curriculum and address curriculum prioritisation through purposeful assessment.
 
When:   Thursday 10th June 2021 (4pm – 4.45pm)
Where: Online
Who: Secondary School HODs, KS3 post holders and maths teachers.
 
To register attendance for this event, please complete the online booking form.

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NCETM Secondary Round Up
Catch up on the latest developments in the secondary round up published by NCETM.
April's Secondary Round-up highlights some of the new and established CPD opportunities for this summer and next year
 
  • NCETM summer online seminars - each based on a curriculum theme and focused on what to prioritise for curriculum recovery
  • Teach for deeper, more connected understanding - our established mastery programmes offer two main routes to getting involved in 2021/22
  • CPD for non-specialist maths teachers - a bespoke programme starts in 2021/22, refreshing subject knowledge and addressing maths pedagogy
  • New CPD opportunity for HoDs - in 2021/22 a new programme is running to support both new, and established subject leads
  • AMSP recovery resources for Key Stages 4 and 5 - targeting motivation, confidence and transition to next stages, for the classroom and self-study.

 


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.