Years 5-8 Continuity Work Groups
Primary and Secondary
Primary and Secondary
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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.
Teachers from different phases will work together in this Work Group aims to improve and enhance a seamless transition in their maths from Key Stages 2 to 3, with the overall aim of improving continuity of learning by pupils between Years 5 and 8. The Work Group will address key issues by looking at different pedagogical approaches as the focus for their work and develop a consistent approach to it through discussion, action research and evaluation. This will form part of a Covid catch up strategy, identifying gaps and sharing best practices to minimise the impact of time lost from school.
Who is this for?
The Work Group is aimed at linked pairs (or small groups) from neighbouring secondary and primary schools, with between one and four teachers participating from each school. Secondary schools working with their feeder primary schools are particularly suited. Teachers may need to be released from the normal school day (exact timings to be agreed in the launch session).
After the whole Work Group meets and agrees an aspect of maths to concentrate on, each cluster (one secondary plus one or more primary schools) will spend structured time to collaboratively develop and trial new approaches to the chosen area of the curriculum or pedagogy.
Expectations of participants and their schools
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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