Launch Presentation

Launch Event
Welcome to the Norfolk & Suffolk
Bid process – June 2014
Edge Hill University, UEA, Farlingaye, Notre Dame,
Debenham, Wymondham, County Upper,
Thomas Mills, Alde Valley, Birchwood, Bungay,
Claydon, East Bergholt, Gorseland, Highfield
Nursery, Northgate, St Albans, Stour Valley,
Suffolk ONE, The Ashley School
Improving Achievement
Improving Participation
Improve Problem Solving Skills
Developing Fluency
Improve Recruitment and Retention
Why work with the Hub?
• It costs nothing
It gives schools:
• Access to a network of schools
• The ability to apply for funding
• Opportunities to benefit from best
practice and resources
Work Groups
• Variety of formats and content
• Variety of costs, contacts and
• Possible funding to enhance CPD
• We have been provided with funding for a Mathematic lead for 1
day a week and Admin support for ½ day a week.
• £20,000 for National Projects
• Mastery pedagogy for primary mathematics 1 – England-China
maths education research and innovation project (NCP1)
• Mastery pedagogy for primary mathematics 2 – Use of high quality
textbooks (linked to Singapore) to support teacher professional
development and deep conceptual and procedural knowledge for
pupils (NCP2)
• Post-16 participation – Intensive project with priority schools and
colleges working with FMSP and CMSP (NCP3)
• £40,000 for Work Groups
• Additional funding and time allocation for 2015/16
National Picture
John Westwell, Director of Strategy,
Maths Hubs, NCETM
National picture
● Lead schools/colleges for 32 Maths Hubs
announced in June 2014
● Expect further lead schools/colleges to be
selected for three further hubs in autumn term
● Lead schools/colleges finalising action plans
and building partnership base
● Hub activity begins autumn term
● Initial government funding until March 2016
A school-led partnership
Lead School/College
● Providing the mathematical and partnership
Strategic Partners
● Working with the lead school to plan and
evaluate the hub’s work
Operational Partners
● Local leaders and specialist expertise helping
the lead school carry out the hub’s work
● Engaging with the partnership to bring about
improvement in maths education
Maths Lead/s
Hub Administrator
Senior Leader with
a strategic role
Other Institution
Lead School
Strategic partners
Operational partners
Current priority outcomes 1
Helping schools and colleges to:
● increase supply of specialist teachers of mathematics (including primary,
secondary convertors, Post-16)
● develop specialist subject knowledge of teachers of mathematics (all phases
and including particular areas)
● develop pedagogical knowledge of teachers of mathematics (especially
understanding of mastery pedagogy and Shanghai & Singapore pedagogy)
● improve quality of mathematics teaching practice (including the move from
good to outstanding)
● support teachers to address new curriculum and qualifications (including new
National Curriculum; new GCSE; Core Maths)
● improve quality of curriculum resources and activities (especially to support
mastery teaching)
● increase access to wider curriculum offer (especially Core Maths and Further
● improve supply and develop specialist leadership knowledge of mathematics
subject leaders
● improve quality of and access to mathematics enrichment experiences
Current priority outcomes 2
In order that the following pupil outcomes are achieved:
● increased progress and achievement in primary and secondary (including
sustained progress through transition phases)
● reduced gap in achievement between disadvantaged pupils and others
● increased participation in level 3 Mathematics (including A-level Maths and
Further Maths and Core Maths)
● reduced gap between girls’ and boys’ participation in level 3 Mathematics
● increased confidence (can-do attitude) and resilience in learning mathematics
Hub activity – ‘Work Groups’
Teachers doing good work together that makes a difference
to pupils:
● Clear rationale for group
● Well defined intended outcomes
● Local leadership supported by partners
● Different forms of work over time
● Value for money
● Systematic evidence collection
Supported by the NCETM “Work Group Quality Framework”
Types of work groups
There are three types of work groups, all of which seek to
address the priority outcomes:
1. National Collaborative Projects:
● Mastery pedagogy for primary mathematics 1 (ChinaEngland research and innovation)
● Mastery pedagogy for primary mathematics 2 (Use of
high quality textbooks, linked to Singapore)
● Post 16 participation (with FMSP and CMSP)
2. Hub funded locally designed work groups
3. Locally agreed work groups working with partners but
not using Maths Hub project funding
Learning from China
• Whole class teaching
• Carefully crafted lesson design
• Step by step logical approach, leading pupils to a
deeper understanding
• Providing the opportunity for pupils to engage, discuss
and think about mathematics
• Homework – to provide additional practice
Project Overview
Here is an overview of the projects
we are initially running
Mastery Pedagogy for Primary Mathematics
• This work group is related to the latest ChinaEngland research trip and the aspects involved
within teaching of Mathematics in Shanghai
• For more information please contact Tessa
Holledge at Norwich Primary Academy
Use of high quality textbooks for primary
• This work group is linked to the England-China
research trip and the use of high quality
textbooks within Singapore, China
• Please contact Mark Neild, Headteacher at Sir
Isaac Newton Sixth Form
Post 16 Engagement
• This work group is being firmed up at the
present time but will involve engagement of
post 16 Mathematics students, A level
network meetings, Core Maths, Further Maths
• For more information please contact Graham
Colman [Mathematics Lead]
New GCSE Mathematics from 2015
• This work group aims to look at the upcoming
changes to GCSE Mathematics from Sept
2015. It will include working with exam
boards, network meetings, collation of
resources for teaching
• For more information please contact Dean
Rowley [Mathematics Lead]
New Primary Mathematics Curriculum
• This work group will be looking at the new
Primary National Curriculum and providing
support for teaching of new content, sharing
of resources relevant to the new curriculum,
setting up of network groups and a regional
• For more information please contact Dean
Rowley [Mathematics Lead]
Teaching of Problem Solving at KS4
• This work group will be looking at the teaching
of problem solving within KS4 and its
relevance to the new GCSE exams and the
mastery approach.
• For more information please contact Dean
Rowley [Mathematics Lead]
Developing New and Aspiring Heads of
• This work group will involve running a multiday course for 10 new or aspiring Heads of
Mathematics [across both counties] involving
self assessment, project work and
development opportunities. Cover costs will
be supplied.
• For more information please contact Hannah
Crane [AST, Hethersett High School]
Some other projects you might be interested in
• Suffolk LIS
• Early Years Project
How do you get involved?
• Contact the project lead
if you are interested in
joining the work group
• Share your details with
us today.
• Fill in a workgroup form
if you have an idea or
project you think should
be running and send it
back to us
Reminder of Contacts
Mathematics Leads
Dean Rowley [Kesgrave]
Graham Colman [Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form]
Hub Administrators
Jenny Ellis [Kesgrave]
Sadie Nichols [Inspiration Trust]
Questions and Networking
For National Projects come and sit on tables 1, 2
and 3
For regional projects come and sit on tables 4, 5
and 6

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