COVID- 19 NW3 Maths Hub guidance regarding Work Group activity

Dear All,

Following discussions with the DfE today, I want to inform you of the current position of the Maths Hub.

We recognise it is important for teachers and leaders to stay healthy and focus on supporting contingency plans for their school, local communities and families.

Therefore, we feel it’s sensible to start to reduce non-essential work of the Maths Hub, so with immediate effect we are postponing all school-based face-to-face maths gatherings – Work Group, TRGs and PD events – until after the Easter break when we will review this again. Work Groups Leads should contact their attendees direct, as well as any booked venues, to advise of the postponement.

In the case of school visits, this may still continue as part of the hub’s work at the discretion of the school.

The NW3 Maths Hub team will continue to support schools via email and phone including processing Expressions of Interest for schools and individuals with the funded Primary and Secondary Teaching for Mastery programmes for 2020/21.

PD/SLE Expressions of Interest will also be processed as normal.

Finally, our thoughts go out to all staff working in front line services or perhaps caring for vulnerable family members at this very challenging time.

We thank everyone for their ongoing support and engagement with the NW Maths Hub 3.

Please don’t hesitate in contacting us.

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Secondary Mastery Specialist Programme 2020/21 Cohort 5 – Information and Application

Following the success of the Secondary Mastery Specialist Programme thus far, Maths Hubs, working in conjunction with the NCETM, are now seeking applications from secondary schools that wish to nominate ‘lead teachers’ to take part in an important three-year professional development programme leading to the designation of Secondary Mastery Specialist.

Schools nominating teachers for this role would be committed to the development of teaching for mastery in the lead teacher’s classroom, across their maths department and, later on, to facilitate and support the development of teaching for mastery in a small number of other interested secondary schools within their Maths Hub area. A short video explains this work.
NW3 Maths hub are looking for Secondary Maths Teachers within St Helens, Wigan, Liverpool, Knowsley and Sefton to join our team- please see the attached document for detailed eligibility criteria.

Please see the information attached to find out more about:

  • Commitment in terms of time to the programme
  • Benefits for you personally and for your school
  • Funding – This is a fully funded programme
  • Professional development opportunities

How to apply

Teachers should complete the application form by 5pm on Wednesday 22 April. An email will then be sent to the headteacher in order for him/her to complete the supporting statement. This needs to be completed by 5pm on Monday 27 April.

Interviews with NW3 Maths hub leads will take place after this date. All candidates will be contacted if the application is successful.

This is a wonderful opportunity for both participant and school. It is FREE, high quality CPD that continues for at least 3 years ensuring your school and staff are at the forefront of driving maths education.

If you require further information please don’t hesitate to contact

Lisa Bradshaw – Maths Hub Lead
lisa.bradshaw@three-saints.org.uk

or

Lindsay Porter – Secondary Maths Lead
lindsay.porter@three-saints.org.uk

​Please feel free to circulate to your networks

See the information attached

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Teaching Times Tables – Preparing to Test LKS2

Due to popular demand the North West Learning Partnership would like to offer all schools the chance to attend the following training session:

Teaching Times Tables – Preparing to Test

The session will focus on:

  • How to use models and images to create connections between multiplication and division leading to fractions. How to teach tables rather than just reciting them.
  • To develop strategies to support remembering, retaining and using times tables facts rather than ‘counting up’

Delegates will be given materials to support practice in class. All materials used at the training will be sent to delegates.
Lower KS2 – Wednesday 18th March 2020: 1-4pm (Y3 and 4 teachers)

Venue: Nutgrove Primary School Govett Road, St Helens, WA9 5NH

Cost: £70 per delegate for 1/2 days training (alliance members will receive 25% off all training sessions)

Trainer:
Tara Loughran has extensive experience in schools for leading improvement and change in mathematics. Tara worked as the Senior Adviser for Primary Mathematics in the North of England for the National Strategies and prior to this as a Senior LA numeracy consultant and has supported the writing of national materials both in the UK and internationally. She has provided high quality training for the NWLP since becoming a teaching school in 2013; she has inspired lots of teachers and support staff to take her ideas back to the classroom with significant impact.  Her contributions to school improvement have been acknowledged.

To book a place please contact: paula.foster@three-saints.org.uk

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Free White Rose Maths CPD event – 04/03/2020

We are excited to be welcoming Caroline Hamilton, Head of White Rose Maths to deliver a workshop for our Secondary CPD network next week.

Caroline will be sharing her expertise around the new White Rose Secondary Schemes and how these link to the new OFSTED Inspection Framework.

When:  Wednesday 4th March 2020.  4-6pm

Where:  Mersey Fire & Rescue HQ, Bridle Road, Bootle, Liverpool

The is a FREE event for all maths teachers in the NW3 Maths Hub regions of Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens and Wigan.

To book your place(s) please email Paula.foster@three-saints.org.uk quoting ‘Sec CPD White Rose’

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Teaching Times Tables – Preparing to Test Feb 2020

Due to popular demand the North West Learning Partnership would like to offer all schools the chance to attend the following training session:

Teaching Times Tables – Preparing to Test 

The session will focus on:

  • How to use models and images to create connections between multiplication and division leading to fractions.
  • How to teach tables rather than just reciting them.
  • To develop strategies to support remembering, retaining and using times tables facts rather than ‘counting up’

Delegates will be given materials to support practice in class. All materials used at the training will be sent to delegates.

Lower KS2 – Tuesday 11th February 2020: 9.00-12 noon (Y3 and 4 teachers)
Upper KS2 Tuesday 11th February 2020: 1.00-3.30pm  (Y5 and 6 teachers)

Venue: Nutgrove Primary School Govett Road, St Helens, WA9 5NH
Cost: £70 per delegate for 1/2 days training (alliance members will receive 25% off all training sessions)

Trainer:
Tara Loughran has extensive experience in schools for leading improvement and change in mathematics. Tara worked as the Senior Adviser for Primary Mathematics in the North of England for the National Strategies and prior to this as a Senior LA numeracy consultant and has supported the writing of national materials both in the UK and internationally. She has provided high quality training for the NWLP since becoming a teaching school in 2013; she has inspired lots of teachers and support staff to take her ideas back to the classroom with significant impact.  Her contributions to school improvement have been acknowledged.

To book a place please contact: paula.foster@three-saints.org.uk 

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NW Maths hub 3- Embedding Technology at A Level Work Group – Free Resources!

Dear colleagues,
North West 3 Maths Hub would like to invite you to participate in an Embedding Technology Work Group for Level 3 teachers.
If you’re interested in developing your ability to use technology in your Maths classroom, and would like to become part of a network of teachers with a similar focus, then please take a look at the attached document and sign up or get in touch!
We hope to hear from you.
Kind regards,
Sarah Boyle | Numeracy Co-ordinator/Teacher of Mathematics
Calderstones School | Harthill Road | Liverpool | L18 3HS 

T: 0151 724 2087 E: sarah.boyle@calderstones.co.uk
Twitter: @CaldiesSchool | Facebook: /CaldiesSchool

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Intervention in a Mastery Context Programme

NW Maths Hub 3 are offering ALL primary schools in Liverpool, Sefton, St Helen’s, Knowsley and Wigan the chance to attend

Intervention in a Mastery Context Programme

This programme is FREE of Charge

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

Aims:

  • The programme will support participants in considering different models of intervention in a mastery context to ensure that mathematics teaching has maximum impact for all children.
  • Schools will trial a model of their choice and will document their observations to share with others.
  • Participant teachers and teaching assistants will further their understanding of teaching for mastery

How does it work?

  • It combines 3 days of face-to-face training with structured in-school gap tasks, readings and activities.
  • Five key stands run throughout the programme which provide the tools for effective intervention.

Target audience: The programme is for experienced teachers and teaching assistants in KS2 who work with the same class and share an interest in teaching mathematics.

Dates: 

Day 1 – Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 9-3.30pm

Day 2 – Tuesday 25th February 2020, 9-3.30pm

Day 3 – Tuesday 24th March 2020, 9-3.30pm

Venue: TBC

All training will include: all course materials, refreshments and a light lunch.

To book a place please contact: Paula Foster- paula.foster@three-saints.org.uk  

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Rob Eastaway session 21/11/19

A reminder that we have a fabulous CPD speaker in Rob Eastaway coming to Rainford High School tomorrow, 21st November 2019, from 4 til 6pm.

Rob has recently released his second book: ‘Maths on the back of an envelope’ and will be sure to deliver a fascinating session.

FREE to all so come along and I will see you there!

Rainford High School

Higher Lane

Rainford

WA11 8NX

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Raising confidence delivering the harder GCSE topics

NW Maths Hub 3 are excited to be able to offer a new development programme for teachers new to delivering higher level GCSE.

This is a 6 day programme over the academic year covering higher level content and teaching strategies to build confidence delivering the harder topics.

ALL schools in Sefton, St Helen’s, Wigan, Knowsley and Liverpool are eligible to apply!

All sessions are FREE OF CHARGE to attend. Further details are included in the attached flyer.

The first session takes place on Tuesday 17th December.

Places are limited so please contact Paula Foster: paula.foster@three-saints.org.uk to reserve a place.

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EYFS Developing Mathematical Fluency Work Group

North West Three Maths Hub would like to invite all schools to take part in the EYFS Developing Mathematical Fluency Work Group to start in January 2020. This Work Group is FREE of Charge.

Please see attached flyer for further information. 

The Work group is aimed at ALL Primary Schools in Liverpool, St Helens, Knowsley, Wigan and Sefton.

We will be holding a briefing to explain the expectation of the programme and to find out more on:
Friday 13th December, 2-4pm at the Mercure St Helens Hotel, Linkway West, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1NG.

Target audience: Head Teacher/Maths Subject Leader and EYFS Practitioner.

Recruitment to the programme will begin at the event.

To reserve a place at the briefing please contact: paula.foster@three-saints.org.uk

We look forward to seeing you then.

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