Years 7-11 Coherence
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What is the cost?
FREE - the project is fully funded
by Central Maths Hub so is free to
participating schools in Birmingham, Dudley and Sandwell.
This project focuses on participant teachers working together to analyse, deconstruct and trace through the curriculum a selected key topic area, developing insight into effective teaching approaches, and considering the implications for longer term curriculum design.
The project was previously known as Challenging Topics at GCSE, but its name has been amended to more accurately reflect the work undertaken as well as to convey the importance of curriculum coherence.
Who is this for?
Participants should be secondary school teachers of GCSE Maths. Individuals or ideally pairs of teachers from a department participate, with an expectation that they will work with other members of their department at appropriate points.
Schools that have participated in previous years may do so again, as developments often take place over time.
Local Work Group design will follow a workshop – school-based work cycle, consisting of several workshops followed in each case by specific school-based work. Workshops will provide opportunities for teachers to identify and analyse a key topic area, to work collaboratively to develop pedagogical approaches to it, and to evaluate and discuss after teaching.
There will be three days (or the equivalent) of Work Group meetings across the academic year.
What you will learn?
Participants and their departments will:
The Central Maths Hub, coordinated by the NCETM and part of the National Maths Hubs network works in partnership with local schools, colleges, Universities, CPD providers, maths experts and employers to drive improvement in maths education. This is facilitated through funded professional development opportunities and national collaborative projects known as Work Groups, which meet the DfE standards for teacher development.
If you are involved in maths education in the areas of Birmingham, Sandwell or Dudley, then you are already part of our hub.
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