Programmes & Events

Oct 2017

Building the Outstanding Maths School: ‘Helping schools meet the challenges and opportunities of the 2014 National Curriculum.’

Agenda (approx timings)

9:00 – 9:15      Registration  

9.15 - 9.20       Welcome & introductions

9.20- 10.35      What makes a mathematician and how to create a whole school maths vision?

This session, through discussion, reflection and hands on activities, will consider:

  • current practice in your school and what you perceive the challenges to be
  • how we challenge some of the negativity around maths
  • the mathematics we need to be successful in life vs what is taught in school
  • pupil aspirations and how to help them realise these
  • the importance of making connections across teaching, planning and curriculum
  • working towards mastery- what this looks like           Sami Miller: Independent Primary Mathematics Expert

10.35 – 10.40  Oxford School Improvement Support            Jill Yeardley, Oxford University Press

10.40 – 11.10  Refreshments & display

11.10 - 12.25   Delivering the 2014 National Curriculum aims

The inspirational aims of the 2014 National Curriculum- Fluency, Problem Solving and Mathematical Reasoning and how these are woven into every maths lesson whilst ensuring that ‘using and applying’ remains at the forefront of all teaching and learning.                                  Sami Miller- Independent Primary Mathematics Expert

12.25 – 1.10    Lunch & Resource Display

1.10 – 2.25      What are the building blocks of a maths rich school and community?

This session, through discussion, reflection and hands on activities, sets out to:

  • Focus on the need to challenge the perceptions and attitudes of parents, staff and pupils to ensure that maths is seen as an essential, enjoyable stimulating subject.
  • Consider ways in which the vast majority of maths teaching should be contextualised and given a purpose, therefore increasing motivation for pupils. Sami Miller: Independent Primary Mathematics Expert

2:25-3:00          Leading maths teaching and learning in your school

This session will consider how you can enhance mathematics teaching and learning when you return to school by reflecting on: how you are ensuring progress and consistency as well as maximising the potential of all learners in your school, maths policies, publications, assessment procedures, routines and resourcing ,training plan and opportunities, subject knowledge and the role of adults.

3.00     Closing session & depart
Event host    

This course will cost:

  • Enhanced Members - £30.00 per person
  • Core Members - £35.00 per person
  • Non-members - £50.00 per person

Numbers are limited (max 2 delegates per school) so please book early.

Terms and Conditions 

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  • Venue Castle Hills Primary School
  • Start date 20/10/17
  • Time 09:00
  • Trainers Sami Miller (Oxford University Press)
  • Audience Maths Subject Leaders
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