The development of mathematical subject knowledge for Early Years practitioners is a key aspect of the work of Maths Hubs. This project will offer two types of Work Groups for EY practitioners: Work Groups to support EY practitioners new to post or with limited experience/training in Early Years maths, focusing on key concepts in EY mathematical development; and Work Groups to develop established practitioners, focusing on the development of research informed practice and starting to develop wider practice.
Teaching Assistants involved in this project will develop key stage specific subject knowledge to enable them to support and/or deliver mathematics in the classroom or in small intervention groups. The project will enable TAs to develop deeper understanding of both the content and pedagogy of the maths curriculum and understand how TAs are most effectively deployed for impact on learning.
Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas
This project is for practitioners involved in leading the professional development of colleagues and seeking to gain accreditation as an ‘NCETM Accredited Professional Development Lead’. Participants will take part in 3 face to face days (bespoke to Early Years, Primary, Secondary or Post-16) over the course of 2018/19, together with institution-based work and individual study undertaken in between these days. They will plan, run and evaluate a professional development programme for a group of teachers during the 3-day programme and record their planning, evaluation and reflection.
LLMEs (Local Leaders of Mathematics Education) are those working beyond their own institution to develop the teaching of maths. This project supports their work through networking activity and the exploration of educational research into effective maths teaching and learning.