Wow – what a strange and busy year it has been! So much has happened which we couldn’t have anticipated and during these exceptionally challenging circumstances some of our activity has inevitably had to be changed and adapted. Having said this, it is testament to everyone involved in the CODE hub and their desire to improve teaching and learning in mathematics for all young people that we have continued to offer a programme of support and development. Thank you.

As we complete the academic year, this ‘Catch-up’ is to give a short update, signpost resources and to look forward at the opportunities that are available next year that you can get involved in.

2020/21 Offer – our offer is now available to download from our website here. This gives details of the Work Groups and projects which we will be running for Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Level 3. Our website also has further details of these projects – most of which we will recruit for early in the autumn term. Remember all of our Work Groups are FREE!

Primary Teaching for Mastery – a lot of our primary work will be focused on a new phase, ‘Sustaining’, and we will be looking to engage with all schools that have previously been part of a TfM Work Group to be part of this exciting FREE CPD.  Sessions will provide opportunities to develop thinking together around teaching, learning and leadership as well as engage in small-scale action research. If your school is eligible to part of this then you will be contacted soon. Click here to find out more.

Secondary Mastery Advocates – Secondary Mastery Advocates are teachers who are able to lead change in their own department. The Developing Teaching for Mastery Work Group funds two nominated Mastery Advocates from a department to work alongside one of the Code Maths Hub’s Secondary Mastery Specialists to design and lead a bespoke programme of professional development based around the NCETM’s five big ideas of mastery. The Advocates’ role is to develop their own practice and to strategically lead the PD programme, building understanding of Teaching for Mastery within their school. To find out more click here and to express an interest then please contact us.

Lockdown Resources – our Lockdown resources have continued to be updated and there are now over 10 weeks’ worth of resources for each year group from Y1 to Y6. These are a brilliant resource to stimulate mathematical discussion and extend thinking – perfect to utilise again in the classroom from September. Find them here:

Expanding our community – we are really pleased to announce that we will be welcoming some new members to our LLME (local leaders of maths education) community with 4 new trainee primary specialists, 4 new trainee secondary specialists and several others who will be working to gain PD lead and SLE accreditation over the next year.

Ready to progress – The DfE has now released new guidance which can be used to support teachers in planning their maths curriculum as schools make a full return in September. The guidance can be found here and has been written in close conjunction with the NCETM. It aims to bring greater coherence to the national curriculum by exposing core concepts in the national curriculum and demonstrating progression from year 1 to year 6.

Facebook – If you haven’t yet then please do like and follow our new CODE Maths Hub Facebook page. We will use this as a way of sharing regular updates and ideas.

All of us at CODE would like to thank you for your continued support and we hope that you are all able to have a great summer. We look forward to working with you again from September.

David Hick and Debbie Weible, CODE Maths Hub Leads