This work group aims to help primary teachers improve their knowledge of primary mathematics content (subject knowledge) with a particular emphasis on mathematical structures in key areas. Teachers will also develop their understanding of the background pedagogy (how children learn the maths) so that their teaching can be more effective. Approaches explored during the work group will be consistent with teaching for mastery. It will contribute to a national project, with participation across the Maths Hubs Network in England, which aims to refine and perfect an SKE improvement model that maximises effective teaching.
Cathryn is Teaching for Mastery Lead for Salop & Herefordshire Maths Hub. Cathryn is Primary mathematics adviser for Shropshire and also co-author and lecturer for post-graduate mathematics education programmes for Edge Hill University.
For Y5 and Y6 teachers who wish to enhance their own maths subject knowledge. There will be a focus on developing 'Teaching for Mastery' approaches and the 'five big ideas'. Consequently, teachers involved in the 'Teaching for Mastery' work groups, this year or last, should find these sessions particularly useful.
Participation in two one-day workshops and completion of a gap task between the workshops.
Cover costs of up to £180 per day will be paid for teachers in their first two years of teaching.