This new national project in 2018-19 will run regionally to provide support for developing the quality of teaching in response to the demands of the new specifications for A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics. It will be in partnership with the Advanced Maths Support Programme (AMSP). Work groups in this project aim to develop existing A level pedagogy and support development of the requirements of the new A levels and understand the purpose of the orverarching themes in departments. Participants will gain confidence in leadship within departments and in developing the overarching themes of the new A levels.
New NCP in partnership with the AMSP.
Martin Withington/Richard Stakes
Martin Withington (Consultant for Mathematics in Education and AMSP Associate).
Martin has taught A level Maths and Further Maths in a Sixth Form College, and an independent school, before retiring from full time teaching in 2008. He has extensive experience in using IT both in the classroom and for resource preparation. Since 2002 he has tutored annually at the TSM Conference which attracts delegates from around the world.
Richard Stakes (AMSP) will be supporting this work group.
Day 1 - This would be for Heads or Deputy Heads of Department, KS5 Co-ordinators, Programme Managers or Course leaders or others with a smilar role.
Days 2 & 3 - These can be for the above, alongside other colleagues from the department, dependent on experience and identified needs in the department.
This is not a subject knowledge development programme.
Combined applications where different teachers from the same department attend different days will be considered provided that both teachers complete the gap tasks between workshops.
Broad Work Group/Programme outcomes
· know the content and requirements of the new A level Mathematics
· understand the purpose of the overarching themes
· be confident in teaching new aspects of pedagogy (particularly mechanics and statistics)
· believe in the benefits of teaching statistics through the use of large data sets.
· plan sequences of lessons which meet the requirements of the new A level
· raise awareness in students to the links between mathematical topics within the new A level content
· support colleagues in their own schools/colleges in embedding themes from the course in their planning for the new A level
· use real-world data to support the learning of Statistics with a large data set.
Whole school/departmental policies and approaches
Pupil achievement, attitudes, participation or experience
Participation in three one-day workshops and completion of gap tasks between workshops.
Three face-to-face Work Group meetings where participating leaders of A level teaching (and departmental colleagues on subsequent days following Day1) will develop their practice of effectively; planning sequences of lessons which meet the requirements of the new A level, raise awareness in students of the links between mathematical topics within the new A level content and support colleagues in their own school/college) to embed themes from the course in their planning and delivery of the new A level teaching.
Cover costs of up to £180 per day will be paid for teachers in their first two years of teaching.