The Great North Maths Hub, working in collaboration with the NCETM on two National Collaborative projects, are looking to recruit secondary teachers to be involved. A summary of the projects is provided below and in the attached documents provide further information on the benefits of the programmes and how to apply. All of this information is also available to view via these the website links:
Secondary Teaching for Mastery Specialist Programme
Following the huge success of our Primary Mastery Specialist Teacher Programme, the Maths Hubs are now looking to expand this across to the Secondary phase, following a similar style to our Primary Specialists.
Participants will receive centralised training from the NCETM, and spend time developing Teaching for Mastery in their own school working. During the latter part of the year, the Mastery Specialist teachers will work with teachers from other schools and begin to set up Teacher Research Groups which will continue into year 2. Nominated teachers will be expected to have support from their department and a member of SLT. There will be funding for an equivalent of 10.5 days release time in Year 1.
Developing Mathematical Reasoning
Developing mathematical reasoning is one of the key aims of both the new National Curriculum and the new GCSE, and is currently a focus for the national Maths Hubs Network.
Following the success of the National Collaborative Project that ran in 2015-16, Maths Hubs are now keen to widen the opportunity for more schools to participate in the project and so are establishing a Work Group for a second cohort of schools.
Each school nominates two lead teachers to participate in the four workshops sessions during the school year.In between the workshops, the lead teachers then work with their departments to test and evaluate the impact of the reasoning activities using a lesson study approach.
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