Posted on July 6, 2017

The Jurassic Maths Hub Summer Conference held at Taunton Racecourse on the 26th June 2017, was another great success with over 130 delegates attending.

With 2 Keynote Speakers, John Mason and Debbie Morgan and 12 Workshops the day proved very popular with Primary and Secondary teachers alike.

Please click on the links below to find slides and information used by the two Keynote Speakers and the Workshop Presenters:

John Mason: Getting learners to make use of their natural powers.

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Professor Mason has been involved in the teaching of Mathematics for 55 years. He has spent 40 years at the Open University and retired 7 years ago. He spends most of his time working on mathematical problems, many arising from pedagogical situations. Best known for his book ‘Thinking Mathematically’ (1982/2010). He has written numerous other publications, books, chapters and papers, all exploring ways to assist teachers to engage learners in mathematical thinking.

Debbie Morgan: Practice Makes Perfect

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Debbie Morgan, NCETM Primary Director, was our second key note speaker.  She explored Mastery in particular with reference to the transition from Key Stage 2 to 3, and how secondary schools will build on the mastery learning that primary pupils will have increasingly experienced

Workshop 1 Mastery in the Primary Classroom

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Workshop 2 Leading Change for Mastery

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Workshop 2 Leading Change Action Plan

  Workshop_2 Leading Change for Mastery - Action_Plan.docx (20.8 KiB, 16 hits)

Workshop 3 Five things you need to do ready for A Level

  Workshop_3 Five_things_ready_for_September_2017. (1.3 MiB, 15 hits)

Workshop 4 Mastery Teaching at KS3 and KS4

  Workshop_4 Mastery_Session_KS3_KS4. (3.9 MiB, 19 hits)

Workshop 5 The Singapore Approach

  Workshop_5 KS2_Maths_TRG_Singapore_Approach (4.2 MiB, 23 hits)

Workshop 6 Could you become a NCETM PD Lead?

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Workshop 7 Pre-Teaching and Assigning Competence

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  Minkel_Pre-teaching_article_-_workshop_7.docx (19.1 KiB, 8 hits)

  ncetm_primary_magazine_issue_94_-_Workshop_7.pdf (1.5 MiB, 10 hits)


Workshop 8 Developing Mathematical Reasoning at KS3

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Workshop 9 KS2 Reasoning

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Workshop 10 Core Mathematics

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Workshop 11 Developments in Level 3

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Workshop 12 Maths GCSE Teach Meet

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Posted on March 22, 2017

On behalf of DfE, Education Development Trust, in partnership with Oxford University, is running an exciting research project on teaching practices in mathematics.

The TALIS Video Study is an innovative international comparative study led by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). England is one of nine countries participating in this prestigious research which will provide insight into the variety of maths teaching practices being used in classrooms across all nine countries. The findings will help us to understand the relationship between teaching practices and pupil and teacher perceptions of maths in England, and internationally.

The study is also an exciting opportunity to develop, at scale, the use of video observation to explore effective teaching and support continuing professional development. Further details on this innovative study can be found on the Education Development Trust website in the article ‘Watch Teaching and Learn More’.

For more information please refer to the leaflet: 

  TALIS Video Study Leaflet.pdf (928.8 KiB, 86 hits)

Posted on March 20, 2017

The Jurassic Maths Hub is now looking to appoint four Primary teachers on to the Mastery Specialists Programme to become local experts.

The NCETM have announced details of the recruitment of a third wave of teachers to become specialists in mastery approaches to teaching primary maths. As in the previous two years, 140 primary teachers will be selected to join the Mastery Specialists programme, run by the NCETM in conjunction with Maths Hubs.
Each Maths Hub will select four teachers to take part in the development year of the programme during 2017/2018, and, in each of the following two years, work with small groups of nearby schools to help them introduce teaching for mastery themselves.

This is the latest phase of the wider Teaching for Mastery Programme, funded by the DfE, which will result in the training of 700 Mastery Specialists, who, collectively, will work with around 8000 primary schools between now and the end of school year 2019/2020.

The closing date for returning applications to the NCETM is Wednesday 19 April.

For more information please contact or click on the link

  Teaching for Mastery Specialist Programme 2017-18 Information and Application (169.1 KiB, 66 hits)