Posted on January 28, 2019

The Jurassic Hub annual Summer Conference will be held on Monday the 24 June 2019 at Taunton Racecourse.  The day is very much aimed at all teachers from Early Years to Post -16, this year we will have two Keynote Speakers Colin Foster and Dr Helen Dury.  We will of course also be sharing the work of the Hub work groups, with a range of breakout sessions designed to offer something for everyone and plenty of opportunity for networking and finding out how your school can get involved.  Booking will open in due course watch this space!

Posted on January 9, 2019

Thank you for signing up to the Primary Shanghai Showcase which will be held at Shiphay Learning Academy, Exe Hill, Torquay TQ2 7NF.  If you haven’t already booked your place please click HERE 

Arrival is from 8am; at 8:30 there will be a pre-lesson discussion and the first lesson will start at 9.00 am.

You will observe two classes (one Year 6 and one Year 3) who have been working with the Shanghai teachers for around two weeks. There will be an opportunity to reflect on and discuss observations with the visiting teachers. In order to allow for full discussion the showcase event is now planned to finish by 12:00 

Please note that there is no parking at Shiphay Learning Academy. We recommend parking in residential street close to the school where parking permits are not needed. Where possible car sharing would also be recommended.

We look forward to seeing you.

Posted on January 9, 2019

Thank you for signing up to the secondary Shanghai Showcase which will be held at The Castle School, Taunton, TA1 5AU.  If you haven’t already booked your place please click HERE

Refreshments will be available from 9am and the first lesson will start at 9.30am.

You will observe two classes (one LPA Year 7 and one HPA Year 8) who have been working with the Shanghai teachers for around two weeks.

A feature of many Shanghai lessons is the use of Variation Theory and, in order that you get as much from the day as possible, we ask that before the day you read a chapter from Mike Askew’s Transforming Primary Mathematics which offers an overview of Variation. A scan of the chapter can be found here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note that there is no parking at The Castle School. We recommend parking at Silk Mills Park and Ride and getting off the bus at the A38 stop, from which it’s a ten minute walk to the school. Alternatively, the Tangier Pay and Display Car Park is also a ten minute walk to the school. If you’re using public transport, The Castle School is approximately a one mile walk from Taunton Railway Station.

We look forward to seeing you.

 

Posted on December 18, 2018

                        

Heard about teaching for mastery? Looking for ways to strengthen your students’ approach to the new GCSE? Wondering why your Y7s are stronger mathematicians this year?

During the 2019 spring term, the NCETM and Maths Hubs will be recruiting secondary schools to join a fully-funded professional development programme from September 2019. The programme is led by established Secondary Mastery Specialists, and will enable maths departments to introduce and embed a teaching for mastery approach. Watch our website and newsletters for more information.

Already successful in thousands of primary schools, teaching for mastery promotes deep mathematical understanding and creates confident mathematicians. The national programme is led by a growing number of local Mastery Specialists, classroom-based teachers trained by the NCETM and Maths Hubs, with experience of developing teaching for mastery approaches in their own school.

The video above  gives an overview of the Mastery Specialists Programme and hears from some teachers involved in Work Groups.

Posted on December 18, 2018

AMSP are running three professional development days for KS5 maths teachers which will be running in the Spring Term.  Please click on the links below for further information and to book your place:

Problem Solving in Mechanics Friday 15th March 2019 at The Sir John Colfox Academy in Bridport

Using Geogebra Friday 1st March 2019 at Blandford School

Core Maths: A Fresh Approach to Teaching Mathematics Friday 29th March at The Bishop of Winchester Academy in Bournemouth