FULL - 07a Shrewsbury - Early Years - Key Concepts in Mathematical Development - Starts Wednesday, 9 January 2019 - 9.15am to 3.15pm

Wednesday 9 January, Wednesday 1 May, Wednesday 26 June, Shrewsbury Town Football Club

This work group will focus on increasing practitioners’ subject and pedagogical knowledge, ensuring they can deliver mathematical concepts with confidence. Participants will access high-quality Early Years professional development resources, including those produced to complement the CBeebies Numberblocks series.

The venue for the first work shop is as noted - Shrewsbury Training and Development Centre

The venue for the second day 1st May, 2019 will be Whittington CE (VA) School, Station Road, Whittington, Oswestry SY11 4DA

The venue for the third day 26th June, 2019 is yet to be confirmed as STDC is closing


Who will be leading the group?

Sue Evans 

Sue is a Primary Maths Teaching for Mastery Specialist and NCETM PD Accredited lead. She is an experienced Primary Maths subject leader, with MaST qualification, and Masters in Primary Maths Education. Sue has undertaken extensive Primary Maths research of different educational systems, including working collaboratively with Wendy Lee and Elva Gu in Shanghai and England. She has led Mastery of Number in Year 1 and EYFS SKE work groups for Salop and Herefordshire Maths Hub.


Angela Poole

Angela is an experienced EYFS practitioner and lead.  She is taking the NCETM EYFS PD Lead Accreditation this year.

Who is it for?

This national project is aimed at those who are new to Early Years, or with limited EY maths experience and training.

What are the intended outcomes?

New practitioners and those with limited experience will increase their own subject knowledge and develop effective pedagogies around EY maths teaching. Through understanding the principles and pedagogies of EY best practice, practitioners will be able to provide children with access to deep mathematical understanding.

More experienced practitioners will increase their knowledge base, engage with research, analyse their own practice and collaborate with peers. They will be able to share their new knowledge and approaches with colleagues to increase levels of children’s engagement and confidence in maths.

What will it involve?

Participation in three one-day workshops and completion of  gap tasks between workshops.

What is the cost?


Cover costs of up to £180 per day will be paid for teachers in their first two years of teaching.

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