Bespoke Newsletter

April 2017

Welcome to the tenth issue of Bespoke. We’ve entered double figures! This issue gets to the heart of how Maths Hubs are enabling teachers to engage in professional learning activities that amount to more than a sole attendance at a one-day workshop. We hear from both primary and secondary teachers working with colleagues from around the corner and across the country over a period of time – all with the aim of making changes that lead to pupils learning maths more securely. If this appeals to you, why not find out if your local Maths Hub has a Work Group that you or your school could join from September?

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Assessment report findings mirror NCETM’s approach to assessing mastery

  • Friday, September 18, 2015 10:43 AM
The final report from the Commission on Assessment without Levels has endorsed the approach embodied by the NCETM’s recently published free materials to help teachers assess pupils’ mastery of mathematical concepts.

NCETM’s new assessment materials downloaded 35 000 times

  • Wednesday, September 2, 2015 7:41 AM
The NCETM’s new online materials to help primary teachers judge whether pupils have developed mastery of the maths curriculum have been downloaded more than 35 000 times in little more than a month

Teaching for mastery: assessment materials published

  • Wednesday, July 22, 2015 2:15 PM
As part of its ongoing work to help primary teachers understand the principles of teaching for mastery, and implement the approach in the classroom, the NCETM has published new materials to support ongoing assessment of pupils’ understanding of the mathematics National Curriculum.

Selection of new lead schools for two Maths Hubs

  • Friday, July 10, 2015 10:07 AM
The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM), in conjunction with the DfE and NCTL, has launched a process to select new lead schools/colleges for two Maths Hubs in England: one in London and one in the North West.

New programme to develop 140 primary mathematics specialist teachers to drive forward teaching for mastery. Applications now closed

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 3:31 PM
Details have been announced of a new programme to train 140 primary teachers to become specialists in mastery approaches to teaching maths.