Shanghai Mathematics Teacher Exchange
Shanghai sits on top of the PISA ratings for mathematics. We are delighted to welcome two primary mathematics teachers from Shanghai, who will be teaching in one of our hub schools, Pinfold Street Primary School, Walsall. North Mids and Peaks Maths Hub is offering an exciting opportunity to experience, first hand, the pedagogical approaches our counterparts employ. We hope that you will be able to join us to observe our guests delivering lessons. Please see the flyer for more information.
Primary Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE)
There is more to subject knowledge than being able to do the maths yourself. The Primary SKE Work Group develops primary teachers’ mathematical subject knowledge so they can understand, teach and support pupils effectively. A key focus is not only improving the participants ability to ‘do’ mathematics but also to ensure they have the appropriate pedagogical knowledge to teach their pupils well. Please see the flyer more information.
What Is Greater Depth?
Teachers from a number of schools will work together to develop their understanding of how to facilitate activities and questions that provide opportunities for all children to work at Greater Depth than the expected standard, as and when they are ready for it, within a teaching for mastery context. Building on findings from the 2017-18 project, more schools are being offered the opportunity to explore what it means to work deeply in mathematics. Collaboratively, they will use existing tasks/questions and design their own, to ensure that pupils are not accelerated through the programmes of study but have a deep and sustainable knowledge of mathematics for their age. Please see our flyer for more information and the online application form.