COVID-19 Coronavirus – A Statement from CODE Maths Hub
During these fast moving times, it is important for teachers and leaders to stay healthy and focus on supporting contingency plans for their schools, local communities and families.
CODE Maths Hub is therefore postponing all Hub gatherings – work groups, TRGs and other PD events – for the remainder of this term. Further updates and plans for the summer term will be announced after the Easter holidays.
The CODE team will continue to support schools via email and phone. Look out for our end of term bulletin which will include up-to-date maths news and details of how schools and individuals can get involved with the funded Primary and Secondary Teaching for Mastery Programme 2020/21.
We thank everyone for their ongoing support and engagement with CODE Maths Hub.
From all at CODE.
Welcome to CODE Maths Hub, led by Truro and Penwith College, Cornwall, part of the national network of Maths Hubs that work together in the national Maths Hub Programme. We cover the geographical area of Cornwall and parts of West Devon, including Plymouth, South Hams, Torbay and Teignbridge. Among our key, strategic partners are the following – the Cornwall Teaching School, Torbay Teaching School Alliance, the North Devon Teaching School Alliance, Marjon and Plymouth Universities and the Advanced Maths Support Programme (AMSP).
We take forward activities that aim to:
- INSPIRE – a love of mathematics in our children, young people and teachers alike.
- DEVELOP – support teachers and leaders throughout Cornwall and West Devon by providing access to continuing professional development (CPD), resources and research.
- EXPLORE – look closely at developing mastery pedagogy in primary, secondary and post 16 settings.
- COLLABORATE – work closely with other Maths Hubs throughout the national programme and in particular with our fellow South West hubs: Jurassic Maths Hub, Boolean Maths Hub and GLOW Maths Hub
Entering into the Maths Hub mastery project, I have to admit that my knowledge of the mastery concept, and what this looked like in practice, was somewhat confused due to previous mixed messages and little clarity provided from ‘up high’. The Maths Hub has been great in providing this clarity, particularly in how to create a balance between delivering Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning. Taking the best bits (and not all!) from the Shanghai observations back to school has changed our mindset with regard to our expectations and curriculum delivery. The mood throughout the whole school has changed; children are enjoying Maths and teachers are enjoying this new approach, which is already showing a positive impact on teaching and learning.
Latest news from CODE Maths Hub
Have you seen the latest newsletter ‘Bespoke’ from NCETM? It summarises some of the findings from the latest evaluation of the Teaching For Mastery Programme. This evaluation shows that the Programme is having a ‘significant, positive impact at a number of levels’.
The England-China Exchange is well under way with three of our teachers taking part this year. Ross, Greg and Nicola are having an amazing time and learning lots in Shanghai. We look forward to hearing all about it and we are very excited to welcome teachers from Shanghai for the reciprocal visit early next year.