‘The fastest improving schools and departments took nothing for granted. They monitored provision rigorously and used the outcomes to identify strengths and weaknesses, evaluated the effectiveness of actions taken, and pinpointed the next steps in driving improvement… The best leaders inspired and supported teachers in teaching pupils to solve problems and think for themselves in mathematics’
Ofsted report May 2012, Mathematics: made to measure
Outstanding Mathematics departments are vital to the performance and success of any school. The successful leader of mathematics must have a relentless focus on improving the quality of teaching and learning, be aware of the best of national practice and up to date with current changes in education. This programme, consisting of four one day events hosted in schools all with outstanding mathematics departments and a strong record of raising attainment, will provide opportunities to explore strategies that have been proven to raise achievement and engagement.
Eligibility: For heads of mathematics and seconds in mathematics
Cost: £750 (+ VAT) for members; £1,125 (+VAT) for non-members
Start date: September 2013
Structure: A one-year programme comprising of four events
- Develop and share strategies to lead your department to outstanding and beyond
- Opportunities to see best practice in action and explore next practice
- Network nationally with like-minded colleagues and share
Event 1: Changes in the educational landscape that impact Mathematics, Thursday 24 October 2013, Arden School, Solihull
- Current changes in educational policy
- Ofsted – what does ‘outstanding’ mathematics teaching look like?
- Examination entry, courses and syllabi
Event 2: New approaches to mathematics teaching, Tuesday 3 December 2013, Ark Academy, Wembley
- An enquiry based approach
- Engaging learners
- Curriculum models
Event 3: Raising achievement strategies, February 2014, Sidney Stringer Academy, Coventry
- Sharing best practice and resources
- Using new technologies and ICT to support learning
- Using assessment effectively to drive up standards
- Supporting vulnerable students and intervention strategies
Event 4: Leading a successful department, April 2014, St John Plessington Catholic College, Wirral
- Mentoring and coaching
- Working with and development non-specialist mathematics teachers
- Building a high performance mathematics department
Cohort A is currently running. A new cohort is due to start in the September 2013, for more information contact Claire Trott by email firstname.lastname@example.org . This programme is limited to a maximum of 25 delegates per cohort group.
Download a booking form.
During cohort A schools visited were Faringdon Community College, Bolingbroke Academy, Sidney Stringer Academy and All Hallows School. We will shortly be releasing the dates and venues that will be visited by Cohort B.