The Jurassic Maths Hub Summer Conference 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 Dr Colin Foster and Dr Helen Drury. (See below)

We will of course also be sharing the work of the Hub work groups, with a range of Workshop sessions designed to offer something for everyone and plenty of opportunity for networking and finding out how your school can get involved. Scroll down for a glimpse of the Workshops that will be on offer. Booking will open in due course watch this space!

Dr Colin Foster:  Designing learning to support conceptual understanding and fluency.

Dr Colin Foster is a Reader in Mathematics Education in the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University. His research interests focus on the learning and teaching of mathematics in ways that support students’ conceptual understanding. He is particularly interested in the design of classroom tasks that enable students to develop the necessary fluency in mathematical processes that will support them in solving mathematical problems. He is also currently exploring the use of confidence assessment as a tool for formative assessment.

Dr Helen Drury: How a Mastery approach improves mathematics teaching.

Mathematics Mastery was founded by Dr Helen Drury – a pioneer of teaching and learning for mastery in UK schools. Alongside 10 years of classroom experience, Helen began researching how maths education could be improved to break the UK’s cycle of underachievement. This research, evidence and best practice became the foundation for the Mathematics Mastery programme.  Her website:

Workshops will include:

Workshop – Breakout Session One 11.30-12.15pm Run by: Aimed at:
Taking the long view: Developing Teaching for Mastery across a primary school Specialists Primary Teachers
Core Maths Jo Denton Post-16
Secondary resources: Supporting Mastery Richard Perring Secondary Teachers
Early Years: Role of Maths Graphics Helena Palmer KS1 and KS2
Year 5-8 Continuity (Multiplicative Reasoning) Phil Eadie KS2 and KS3
SEND: Assessing progression steps Kathryn Wharton-Darke All Phases


Workshop – Breakout Session Two 12:20pm-1:00pm  Run by: Aimed at:
Primary resources:Supporting Mastery Linda Wynne Primary
Teaching for Mastery in the Secondary Classroom Mastery Specialists Secondary
Secondary resources: Supporting Mastery Richard Perring Secondary
Early Years: Subject Knowledge Number Composition Jo Hancock KS1 and KS2
Improving lesson design for optimum learning Tracy Bolton Primary
Improving A level Teaching Phil Eadie Post-16


Workshop – Breakout Session Three 2:00pm – 2:45pm Run by: Aimed at:
Professional Development through Teacher Research Groups Dr Ruth Trundley Primary
Teaching for Mastery in the Secondary Classroom Specialists Secondary
Developing the use of Manipulatives and Representations Primary Primary
Planning for Greater Depth Helen Edginton and Bridget Culver Primary
Supporting GCSE teaching Feona Copley Secondary
Improving A level Teaching Phile Eadie Post-16