Find out more about the Secondary projects on offer this year
Year 5 – 8 Continuity
This work group promotes teaching for mastery approaches across the KS2-3 boundary to ensure consistency in the pupil experience. Ofsted and EEF publications have highlighted the need for a focus on continuity at transition from KS2-3 and their recommendations include improving knowledge and understanding of pedagogy and curriculum in the other key stage. This work group aims to avoid the dip in attainment which is often reported as pupils move from primary to secondary education.
If you are interested in being part of this work group then please contact us.
Teaching for Mastery – Advocate School
We are seeking schools to work with our Secondary Mastery Specialists to develop teaching for mastery approaches in their departments. Two teachers from each school will become ‘Mastery Advocates’ within their own departments, working closely with a Secondary Mastery Specialist to understand the principles and practices associated with teaching for mastery. CODE Maths Hub will be recruiting participants for this FREE work group early in the Autumn Term.
Challenging Topics at GCSE
Feedback from teachers and GCSE exam analysis indicates that there are key ares of the curriculum that students continue to find challenging. This work group will explore effective ways of teaching some of these topics, both to address the immediate needs of the incoming KS4 students, 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. The approaches also contribute towards the development of a generic process which departments could use as a ‘toolkit’ to lead the improvement of teaching and learning in any identified area of the curriculum that students find challenging. CODE Maths Hub will be recruiting participants for this FREE work group early in the Autumn Term.
Latest news from CODE Maths Hub
Firstly, all of us at CODE Maths Hub hope that you, your families and school communities are well during these challenging times. As you will be aware that we have suspended all face-to-face contact over this summer term, although we have been able to maintain some support as we become more accomplished with the use of online meetings! This ‘Catch-up’ is a short update to keep you informed of the current work that is happening and also to make you aware of upcoming opportunities.
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.