The Maths Hubs programme brings together mathematics education professionals in a collaborative national network of 35 hubs, each locally led by an outstanding school or college, to develop and spread excellent practice, for the benefit of all pupils and students. The London North East Maths Hub (LNEMH) serves the boroughs of Hackney, Havering, Newham, Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.
A key remit of the hubs is to spread research based findings from high performing jurisdictions including Singapore and Shanghai including mastery principles.
There are currently two exciting professional development opportunities linked to spreading mastery at LNEMH for maths leaders with a proven track record in raising standards in mathematics and working with others. The Hub is looking for dynamic candidates both from primary and secondary sectors to add to the leadership capacity of the strategic hub leadership by performing the following temporary roles:
- A part time (one day a week from January to July 2018 ) Secondary Teaching for Mastery Co- Lead who can help to disseminate mastery teaching in the secondary sector through training, talking at networking events, recruiting and supporting Secondary Mastery Specialists and recruiting schools to work with Specialists ( Teaching for Mastery work Group schools ).
- A part time (one day a week from January to July 2018) Primary Teaching for Mastery Co-Lead working to provide strategic leadership support to the Hub, working alongside the Hub leadership team. The main focus is on sustaining development of teaching for mastery at schools who worked with Mastery Specialists in 2016-17.
There is further guidance on the attached sheets and details about eligibility criteria and the deadline for all applications is 19th January 2018. These are prestigious and highly sought after roles suitable for candidates working as SLEs, senior leaders or possibly consultants but the hub prefers to employ serving school leaders with expertise in mathematics.
Secondary Teaching Research Group (TRG)
London North East Maths Hub will be running Secondary Mathematics Teaching for Mastery Work Groups led by trained Mastery Specialists. It is anticipated that by 2020 at least half of all primary schools, in England, will have had some mastery CPD training delivered in their setting.
Ofsted’s ‘The Wasted Years’ report shows that a large number of pupils in KS3 feel under-challenged and therefore the importance of a good start to a pupil’s secondary school education cannot be overemphasised. More and more pupils are entering secondary schools with a stronger sense of maths mastery due to a national change in the way we have been teaching mathematics at primary level.
The Education Endowment Foundation’s report on ‘Improving Mathamatics at KS2 and KS3’ also highlights the importance of having the different elements of the mastery approach, such as using manipulatives to improve the teaching of maths in BOTH Primary and Secondary phases. Are you challenging and supporting your pupils by teaching for mastery?
We are now recruiting for schools to be part of a fully funded Teaching Research Group (TRG). This is a great opportunity to get involved and be a part of mastery lessons and improve your understanding of the mastery pedagogy.
Why get your school to join our TRG?
- The TRG provides an opportunity for you and your school to engage in high-quality, sustained, collaborative professional development and participate in an important national project
- During this process you will get a chance to collaboratively plan a lesson, observe the lesson being taught and then discuss and refine the lesson before re-teaching it
- Your school will receive up to £500 in funding which will cover the costs of sending teachers to 2 half day sessions.
When & Where?
We have our first TRG on 20th March or 21st March (TBC) at Lister Community School in Newham.
To apply for your school to become a TRG school, all you have to do is complete the form found in the link below and email this back to us by 9th March 2018. Want to find out more? Contact us to avoid losing out on this opportunity.