Maths Package

Our Maths Package provides a life-line to maths teachers who are struggling to juggle the essential elements of the National Maths Curriculum and to school leaders aiming to improve the effectiveness of their school’s maths provision.

Our Maths Teaching and Leading Maths Programmes aim to secure effective maths provision within individual classrooms and across whole schools. The Maths Teaching Programme equips Maths teachers with secure subject knowledge and a core understanding of maths progression along with tried and tested strategies for planning and delivering maths lessons to ensure all pupils achieve fluency and are able to solve problems and reason mathematically to the best of their abilities. Our Leading Maths Programme offers support to those responsible for leading maths, providing guidance on everything from curriculum and task design to whole-school systems of maths planning and assessment.

Our Maths Fluency and Maths Reasoning and Problem Solving Programmes provide more specific guidance on two of the most important and troubling areas of maths provision. Without secure basic numeracy skills, pupils will struggle to cope with even simple maths tasks; our Maths Fluency Programme examines the effectiveness of a range of current approaches to securing basic maths fluency and explores how to overcome barriers to pupils’ understanding. Our Maths Reasoning and Problem Solving Programme provides guidance to maths teachers and leaders on two fronts: how to effectively build in reasoning and problem solving at every stage of maths learning and how to equip pupils with successful strategies.

Maths Teaching Programme
4 x full day sessions + gap tasks

Aimed at: Maths Teachers and Maths Leaders at KS1 and KS2

This course provides newer and less experienced maths teachers with the confidence and ideas they need to become a truly effective classroom practitioner as well as stretching and challenging more established teachers and maths leaders to refresh their skills or explore new strategies.

It follows a comprehensive progression through all stages of maths provision: maths subject knowledge, skills progression, effective planning and task design, differentiation and challenge and effective marking and assessment. The course provides practical, hands-on guidance and support to help teachers navigate the many demands of maths fluency, reasoning and problem solving for pupils of widely ranging abilities and will equip them with a wide range of resources that they can try out in their own schools:

Beechwood TSA News Maths subject knowledge
Beechwood TSA News Planning
Beechwood TSA News Effective task design
Beechwood TSA News How to manage the maths classroom
Beechwood TSA News Engaging and exciting the pupils about maths
Beechwood TSA News Effective pupil resources
Beechwood TSA News Differentiation and challenge
Beechwood TSA News Support for pupils with gaps
Beechwood TSA News Reasoning and problem solving
Beechwood TSA News Effective marking and AfL
Beechwood TSA News Useful teachers’ resources and texts

Day 1: 1st October 2018, Beechwood Junior School, 9:00am – 4:30pm

Maths subject knowledge – what you really need to know and where to go for help + gap task

Day 2: 5th November 2018, Beechwood Junior School, 9:00am – 4:30pm

How to plan for skill progression in maths – what does a sequence of learning look like? How to cater for pupils of differing abilities and needs. Gap task

Day 3: 11th December 2018, Beechwood Junior School, 9:00am – 4:30pm

Effective task design/making tasks fit for purpose – exploration, fluency, consolidation, problem solving and reasoning + gap task.

Day 4: 11th February 2019, Beechwood Junior School, 9:00am – 4:30pm

Support for classroom management and resourcing + shared learning event.

The course will be led by SLEs from a range of schools across the HAMWIC Alliance.
Cost: Hamwic schools £240, Non-Hamwic schools £320
(Leads to our Leading Maths Programme )

Leading Maths Programme
5 x half-day sessions

Aimed at: Maths Subject Leaders at KS1 and KS2

This course aims to provide support to maths leaders to ensure they are able to provide the best advice in their schools on maths pedagogy and provision. As well as providing regular opportunities for peer-to-peer support, the course will pull together the key elements of all courses in the maths package: teaching pedagogy, maths basic skills, maths reasoning and problem solving and greater depth maths.

The course also provides support and guidance to maths leaders in curriculum development, progress tracking and resource management:

Beechwood TSA News Curriculum and skill progression
Beechwood TSA News Assessment, moderation, monitoring and tracking
Beechwood TSA News Maths pedagogy and planning
Beechwood TSA News Problem solving and reasoning
Beechwood TSA News Greater depth
Beechwood TSA News Basic maths fluency
Beechwood TSA News Homework Maths resources
Beechwood TSA News Providing effective CPD
Beechwood TSA News Differentiation, support and challenge

Day 1: 4th October 2018, Beechwood Junior School, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Curriculum design, skill progression, planning and pedagogy.

Day 2: 27th November 2018, Beechwood Junior School, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Basic maths fluency, homework and parental involvement, effective gap analysis and support, maths resources for pupils.

Day 3: 24th January 2019, Beechwood Junior School, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Beyond fluency: ensuring deeper understanding through reasoning, problem solving, applied and purposeful maths.

Day 4: 6th March 2019, Beechwood Junior School, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Ensuring whole-school consistency and progress: moderation, tracking, monitoring and scrutiny.

Day 5: 4th April 2019, Beechwood Junior School, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Providing effective maths CPD and support.

The course will be led by Chris Bulmer, Standards Officer for the Hamwic Education Trust, and SLEs from a range of schools across the HAMWIC Alliance.
Cost: Hamwic schools £150, Non-Hamwic schools £220

Maths Fluency Programme
1 x full-day core training, 1 x in-school research task and 1 x half-day sharing event.

Aimed at: Experienced Maths teachers and Maths Leaders at KS1 and KS2

It is generally accepted that accuracy and speed are crucial for developing basic maths fluency, but how are these successfully learned by pupils? What makes some children grasp basic number sense concepts more rapidly than others?

This programme takes a research-oriented approach to explore successful maths fluency strategies so that they can be developed explicitly in all children to improve pupils’ achievement in maths across a whole school or within a single phase or year group.

The programme will run in conjunction with our Maths Fluency Research Project.

Day 1: 5th February 2019, Beechwood Junior School, 9:00am – 4:30pm:

All day workshop to:

Beechwood TSA News Identify the key components which affect pupils’ development of maths fluency
Beechwood TSA News Develop a strengthened understanding of how pupils progressively learn basic number sense
Beechwood TSA News Audit the impact of alternative strategies for developing maths fluency
Beechwood TSA News Establish programme aims and protocols

Research task – participants explore an aspect of maths fluency within their own schools.

Day 2: 4th April 2019, Beechwood Junior School, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Shared learning event tor report on, evaluate and collate research task results.

The course will be led by Chris Bulmer, Standards Officer for the Hamwic Education Trust.
Cost: Hamwic schools £10, Non-Hamwic schools £80

Maths Reasoning and Problem Solving Programme
1 x full-day and 4 x half-day sessions

Aimed at: Teachers and Leaders of maths at KS1 and KS2

This course explores how to develop pupils’ mathematical reasoning and problem solving skills across all levels of pupil understanding – from exploring new concepts to delving deeper. It considers a range of strategies for developing understanding of core mathematical concepts; develops a tool kit for equipping pupils to solve and reason about mathematical problems; provides hands-on experience in planning and resourcing a range of maths problem solving and reasoning lessons and activities; and explores provision for greater depth:

Beechwood TSA News Problem solving and reasoning skills
Beechwood TSA News Planning and resourcing
Beechwood TSA News Purpose-led outcomes
Beechwood TSA News Rich problems
Beechwood TSA News Developing pupil confidence and independence
Beechwood TSA News Effective assessment and feedback
Beechwood TSA News Differentiation, support and challenge
Beechwood TSA News Modelling and guiding
Beechwood TSA News Independence
Beechwood TSA News Enthusing pupils about maths
Beechwood TSA News Mathematical questioning

Day 1: 21st September 2018, Beechwood Junior School, 9.00am – 4:30pm

Defining mathematical problem solving and reasoning; problem-solving and reasoning skills; planning for skill progression; enthusing pupils with purposeful outcomes and intriguing puzzles. Gap task.

Day 2: 2nd November 2018, Beechwood Junior School, 1:00pm – 5.00pm

Developing reasoning through effective task design; sparking pupils’ curiosity; providing differentiation, support and challenge. Gap task.

Day 3: 6th December 2018, Beechwood Junior School, 1:00pm – 5.00pm

Effective assessment and feedback; effective modelling and guidance – when to step in and when to stand back; developing independence and confidence. Discussion of research tasks.

Day 4: 29th January 2019, Beechwood Junior School, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

What do we mean by ‘Greater Depth’ in maths? Since ALL children should be able to reason and solve problems, what more should be expected of pupils to demonstrate a deeper level of understanding? Gap task.

Day 5: 5th March 2019, Beechwood Junior School, 1:00pm – 5.00pm

Research discussion; sharing research results; future directions.

The course will be led SLE’S from a range of schools across the Hamwic Alliance.
Cost: Hamwic schools £180, Non-Hamwic schools £260

SPECIAL OFFER: BUY ALL 4 MATHS PACKAGES AND RECEIVE 5% OFF!

There is also an additional 5% off the total package cost for Early Bird bookings for both Hamwic and non-Hamwic schools. Discount will be applied once all programmes in package are purchased.

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