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2023/24 Work Groups

Mastering Number

Summary

This project aims to secure firm foundations in the development of good number sense for all children from Reception through to Year 1 and Year 2. The aim over time is that children will leave KS1 with fluency in calculation and a confidence and flexibility with number. Attention will be given to key knowledge and understanding needed in Reception classes, and progression through KS1 to support success in the future.

Dates

Registration for 2023/24 now closed

TEACHING FOR MASTERY DEVELOPMENT WORK GROUP

Summary

If your school is ready to start developing a teaching for mastery approach, you can join a Work Group starting in the new academic year. Two teachers from each participating school join a Work Group, consisting of six or seven local primary schools. Each Work Group is led by a trained primary Mastery Specialist.

 

Dates

Starting in Autumn 2024

years 5 -8 continuity work Group

Summary

Work Groups in this project aim to strengthen the transition from primary to secondary school by focusing on curriculum and pedagogical continuity over Years 5 to 8. Participants will collaborate with colleagues from across KS2 and KS3, working on mathematical tasks together and reflecting on the resulting activity and learning.
 

What will you learn?

  • Your pupils in KS2 and KS3 will demonstrate a positive attitude to maths
  • You will make common use of approaches, representations and language across phases
  • You will deepen your knowledge and understanding of the curriculum across KS2 and KS3 and the expectations of pupils at the end of each Key Stage
  • You and your cross-phase colleagues will collaborate on issues of curriculum and pedagogy as a normal part of your schools’ transition practice

Dates

Thursday 1 February: 10am – 2pm

Tuesday 5 March: 10am – 2pm

Thursday 2 May: 10am – 2pm

Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics

SKTM Early Years Teachers

Summary

These programmes are designed for individuals who would like to develop their specialist knowledge for teaching maths to three- to five-year-olds. This may be particularly relevant for teachers that have moved phases or have not received maths-specific training. Session will focus on Patterns, Spatial Reasoning, Measures, Shape and Space.

Dates

Thursday  30 November  

Thursday 25 January

Thursday 29 February  

Tuesday 26 March

SKTM Primary Teachers

Summary

This Work Group will be both practical and research driven– focusing on curriculum development. This links well to the new Ofsted Framework. It will look at the approaches used in some Pacific Rim countries, combined with the best of what we already do. It will challenge you to re-think your whole school approach and focus on the importance of consistency and progression through key models for conceptual understanding.

Dates

Tuesday  28 November  

Tuesday 12 December

Monday 15 January  

Tuesday 30 January

SKTM Primary Teaching Assistants

Summary

This Work Group will be both practical and research driven– focusing on curriculum development. This links well to the new Ofsted Framework. It will look at the approaches used in some Pacific Rim countries, combined with the best of what we already do. It will challenge you to re-think your whole school approach and focus on the importance of consistency and progression through key models for conceptual understanding.

Dates

Thursday  23 November  

Thursday 25 January

Thursday 14 March  

Thursday 9 May

SKTM Early Career Teachers Community

Summary

Two maths-specific subject knowledge projects are available to support primary Early Career Teachers (ECTs) – one is for ECTs who have not yet participated in this project and one is for those who participated in 2021/22. Both projects offer high-quality subject knowledge and pedagogy maths support for ECTs, recognising the requirements of the ECF.

Dates

Friday 12 January 2024, UCL Institute of Education, 9:30am – 3:30pm

Thursday 29 February 2024, West Hampstead Primary School, 9:15am – 3:15pm

Monday 4 March 2024, Eversley Primary School, 9:30am – 3:30pm

Tuesday 21 May 2024, UCL Institute of Education, 9:30am – 3:30pm

SKTM EARLY YEARS TEACHERS

Summary

Subject Knowledge Development: Pattern, Shape, Space and Measure Work Group is offered free to participants and we will meet up four times over the course of this academic year. The expected commitment is that all 4 sessions are attended by the same person, as each of the sessions build on previous discussions and ideas. Participants will be asked to carry out action research at their own schools and share observations with others in the Work Group. This early years CPD will be offered as four whole days, meeting face to face at Netley Primary School, 74 Stanhope Street, London, NW1 3EX in Camden.

The programme aims to support Early Years practitioners with developing their subject knowledge as to the effective provision for mathematics learning. It will focus on developmental progression around the concepts of Pattern, Shape, Space and Measures. The programme will also support with developing understanding around what research tells us is effective with younger children and give opportunities to consider pedagogical approaches and how they impact on learning and teaching of this area of mathematics.

This work group is for teachers NOT already enrolled in the SKTM Early Years Numbers Programme

 

Dates

Thursday 7th March 2024 9.30am to 3pm

Thursday 18th April 20249.30am to 3pm 

Thursday 16th May 2024 9.30am to 3pm

Thursday 13th June 2024 9.30am to 3pm 

SKTM Early Career Teachers Community Phase 2

Summary

This Work Group will be both practical and research driven– focusing on curriculum development. This links well to the new Ofsted Framework. It will look at the approaches used in some Pacific Rim countries, combined with the best of what we already do. It will challenge you to re-think your whole school approach and focus on the importance of consistency and progression through key models for conceptual understanding.

Dates

Starting in the Autumn

Events

Research & Innovation Work Groups

Specialist Knowledge

RIWG Oracy programme

Summary

This work group explores how oracy can deepen pupils’ mathematical reasoning, looking in depth at the EEF TOLD framework and the 4 key principles for promoting high-quality talk in maths.

Dates

Thursday 30 November, 4:00-5:00pm, on zoom (online)

Thursday 22 February, 9:00am -12:30pm at Torriano

Thursday 25 April, 9:00am -12:30pm at Torriano

Thursday 23rd May, 4:00-5:00pm, on zoom (online)

Thursday 27th June, 9:00am -12:30pm at Torriano

Specialist Title 2

Summary

This Work Group will be both practical and research driven– focusing on curriculum development. This links well to the new Ofsted Framework. It will look at the approaches used in some Pacific Rim countries, combined with the best of what we already do. It will challenge you to re-think your whole school approach and focus on the importance of consistency.

Deadline

01/06/2022

Specialist Title 3

Summary

This Work Group will be both practical and research driven– focusing on curriculum development. This links well to the new Ofsted Framework. It will look at the approaches used in some Pacific Rim countries, combined with the best of what we already do.

Deadline

01/06/2022

Event 1

Summary

This Work Group will be both practical and research driven– focusing on curriculum development. This links well to the new Ofsted Framework. It will look at the approaches used in some Pacific Rim countries, combined with the best of what we already do. It will challenge you to re-think your whole school approach and focus on the importance of consistency and progression through key models for conceptual understanding.

Deadline

01/06/2022

Event 2

Summary

This Work Group will be both practical and research driven– focusing on curriculum development. This links well to the new Ofsted Framework. It will look at the approaches used in some Pacific Rim countries, combined with the best of what we already do. It will challenge you to re-think your whole school approach and focus on the importance of consistency.

Deadline

01/06/2022

Event 3

Summary

This Work Group will be both practical and research driven– focusing on curriculum development. This links well to the new Ofsted Framework. It will look at the approaches used in some Pacific Rim countries, combined with the best of what we already do.

Deadline

01/06/2022

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