Secondary Work Groups

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Below are the courses that we currently offer.

Teaching New GCSEs: Maths Resits

In this WG, a network of teachers teaching GCSE Resits will have the opportunity to discuss with practitioners from the region the issues affecting this area as well as a closer look at pedagogy and resources available to support the pupils having to re-sit their GCSEs.


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Challenging topics at GCSE

This Work Group is being convened to draw up an evidence-based list of challenging topics arising in the new GCSE and to explore effective ways of teaching some of these topics.

Target audience: KS3/KS4 maths teachers, particularly Y11 teachers
Cost: FREE of charge

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Maths anxiety through targeted intervention- KS1, KS2, KS3

The purpose of this WG is for schools to identify pupils who are potentially at risk from maths anxiety and seek to identify intervention methods which may al- leviate or reduce the anxiety, thus leading to increased pupil participation and better performance.

Target audience: KS2 and KS3 maths teachers
Cost: FREE of charge
Date: TBC



Mathematical thinking and the new GCSE

This Work Group offers teachers and their departments nationally coordinated support to address the reasoning and problem-solving challenges of the mathematics curriculum and its assessment in the new GCSE.

Many departments will be considering not only the long-term development of these skills across KS3 and into KS4, but also the immediate needs of current KS4 pupils facing the challenges of the new GCSE. This Work Group aims to support both these aspects through professional development activities focusing on practical and accessible classroom-based approaches.

Participation also offers the opportunity to develop departmental professional development processes and produce longer-term improvement plans.

Target audience: KS4 Teachers and Coordinators 
Cost: FREE of charge
Dates: Half day sessions from 12:30pm-4:00pm
Day 1: Wednesday 8th November 2018
Day 2: Monday 11th February 2019
Day 3: Monday 1st April 2019
Day 4: Wednesday 26th June 2019


Year 5-8 Continuity 

This Work Group aims to help teachers improve the chances of pupils experiencing a smooth transition in their maths learning between primary and secondary school. The Work Group will address key issues by looking at a specific curriculum area, or pedagogical theme and collaboratively developing models of continuity of approach that support pupils through the transition phase.

More information will follow.

Target audience: Year 5 and 6 Primary teachers, KS3 Teachers of Maths, KS3 Coordinators, Anyone involved in KS2-KS3 transition
Cost: FREE of charge
Dates: TBC