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.
We are trialling a different SKE work group arrangement with participating schools booking three different teachers onto the three workshops. We expect that the participating teachers will work collaboratively in school between the workshops so that there will be continuity between workshops.
Workshop 20d i): - Teachers of Years 3 and 4
Workshop 20d ii): - Teachers of Years 1 and 2
Workshop 20d iii) : - Teachers of Years 5 and 6
Cover costs of up to £180 per day will be paid for teachers in their first two years of teaching.