Secondary Work Groups
Challenging Topics at GCSE
The Work Group will explore a single GCSE topic in depth. Participation will require attendance at six workshops spread across the year and include gap tasks. Any work produced will be shared across the hubs, giving access to a range of challenging topics. Please see the flyer for more details and register here.
Secondary Mastery Specialist Programme
Following the success of the secondary Mastery Specialist programme thus far, Maths Hubs, working in conjunction with the NCETM, are now seeking applications from secondary schools that wish to nominate ‘lead teachers’ to take part in an important three-year professional development programme leading to the designation of Secondary Mastery Specialist. Schools nominating teachers for this role would be committed to the development of teaching for mastery in the lead teacher’s classroom, across their mathematics department and, later on, to facilitate and support the development of teaching for mastery in a small number of other interested secondary schools within their Maths Hub area.
Please see our information and application form for more information.
Secondary Teaching for Mastery Work Group
In 2019/20 all Maths Hubs are participating in a Network Collaborative Project addressing secondary mathematics teaching for mastery. As part of this project, Secondary Mastery Specialists in each hub area will be offering support to schools interested in developing teaching for mastery approaches in their mathematics departments. Each specialist who has completed the second year of their support and development programme will work with two departments. Maths Hubs are therefore now looking to recruit mathematics departments to participate in this exciting and innovative project as members of these Work Groups.
Please see our information and expression of interest form for more details.
Challenging topics at GCSE
In many respects, the GCSE, first taught in autumn 2015 and examined in summer 2017, still feels new, and throws up new challenges for teachers and pupils alike. In 2017-2018 there was a Maths Hubs pilot project which explored ways of teaching those GCSE maths topics teachers found challenging to teach, and students found challenging to learn. In 2018-2019, this work will continue. Work Groups will explore effective ways of teaching some of these topics, both to address the immediate needs of the incoming KS4 pupils, but also, crucially, taking a longer-term view by considering development in KS3. The aim will be to get to grips with all the underpinning content of a topic, exploring misconceptions and effective pedagogical approaches for each element.
Supporting Teaching the New GCSE Mathematics Resit
This Work Group offers teachers and their departments nationally coordinated support to address the challenges presented in teaching the new GCSE Mathematics Resit in post 16 education and is suitable for anyone teaching GCSE maths re-sit.
Mathematical Thinking for GCSE
Teachers or departments keen to address the reasoning and problem-solving challenges of the mathematics curriculum and its assessment at GCSE are encouraged to take part in this project. Work Groups will explore professional development activities focusing on practical and accessible classroom-based approaches. Please see our flyer for more information and register on our online form.
Teaching Assistant Programme- Supporting Maths in Secondary Schools
Fully funded by the North Mids and Peaks Maths Hub, this free programme will develop the confidence and skills of TAs in supporting maths in the secondary and middle school classroom, as well as with intervention activities. Please see our flyer for more information and our booking form.