Primary Projects 2018-19

Primary Projects

Project and codeDescriptionNational availabilityCan I take part in this project?

Primary teaching for mastery Work Groups 2018-19

NCP18-08

This project is part of the continuing programme to develop teaching for mastery in mathematics in primary schools. Each Maths Hub has a team of primary Mastery Specialists who have taken part in national training and each of these specialists leads a group of 6 or 7 schools in developing their approach to teaching for mastery, through collaborative professional development and bespoke in-school support. Primary teachers interested in developing a mastery approach to teaching maths in their school are invited to join this exciting large-scale project. More details. All Maths Hubs Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Mastery readiness

NCP18-10

This project will develop consistent approaches to vital skills and practices for schools not yet in a position to access the main teaching for mastery programme. Participant schools will access 5 free workshops and regular high quality bespoke support from a trained Mastery Readiness Lead – they will then get priority to participate in teaching for mastery Work Groups (see above) in Autumn 2019, complete with the associated funding. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Lesson design inc. use of PD materials and textbooks (Primary teaching for mastery focused issue)

NCP18-11a

The focus of this project is on designing effective lesson plans in a teaching for mastery context, making use of key resources such as the mastery professional development materials and textbooks. Schools that have taken up the textbook funding may be particularly interested in getting involved. Teachers will develop their understanding of the big ideas in mastery and be confident in planning for small steps in learning. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Intervention in a mastery context (Primary teaching for mastery focused issue)

NCP18-11b

This project will consider different models of intervention in a teaching for mastery context to ensure that mathematics teaching has maximum impact for all children. Teachers and leaders participating in Work Groups will further their understanding of teaching for mastery by using case studies and research to inform their practice. They will trial an intervention model of their choice in school and will document their observations to share with others as part of the national project. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Planning for greater depth (Primary teaching for mastery focused issue)

NCP18-11c
This project will consider how teachers can provide opportunities for all children to work at a ‘greater depth’ within the teaching for mastery context. Work Groups will focus on developing teachers’ understanding of how to facilitate activities and questions to ensure that there is sufficient challenge for children when they are ready for it. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Y5 – Y8 continuity

NCP18-14

Teachers from different phases will work together in this project to improve communication between Key Stages 2 and 3. Participants will take an aspect of the mathematics curriculum or a pedagogical approach as the focus for their work and develop a consistent approach to it through discussion, joint levsson design and delivery, observation and the development of documentation to support continuity. Work Groups will either select their own focus, or explore multiplicative reasoning. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Primary SKE (Subject Knowledge Enhancement)

NCP18-20

Primary teachers wishing to develop enhanced mathematical subject knowledge to improve their mathematics teaching are invited to take part in this project. Teachers will not only develop deeper, more connected understanding of topics on the primary maths curriculum but will explore how children learn mathematical concepts and ways to support this. The approaches developed will be consistent with teaching for mastery. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Teaching Assistant SKE (Subject Knowledge Enhancement)

NCP18-21

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 Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Developing working partnerships with ITT providers

NCP18-22

The aim of this project is to further work already being carried out in many Maths Hubs who are working with local ITT providers, establish what is working well and spread good practice across the Maths Hub network. In each Hub there will be a Work Group Lead who is already a member of the ITT community. During the year the Work Group Lead will contact all local ITT providers and support the development of a network for these, promoting good practice and sharing work on the teaching for mastery approach with trainee teachers. All Maths Hubs Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Developing working partnerships for SEND and mathematics

NCP18-23

Work Groups in this project will be formed with at least one special school working with a small group of mainstream schools (either primary, secondary or both). They will promote reasoning and use of manipulatives, providing a different approach to working with SEND students across mainstream and special schools. The pedagogy introduced, and any resources trialled, would support the principles of teaching for mastery. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Maths SLE school improvement support programme

NCP18-05

Mathematics SLEs (or aspiring SLEs) undertaking this project will be supported in developing their approaches to mathematics school improvement work. The project will provide a regional support programme for participants through termly workshops and an online community. Participants will develop deeper understanding of collaborative Work Group models for school improvement and will incorporate new processes into their SLE practice. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

NCETM accredited PD lead programmes

NCP18-04

This project is for teachers 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. All Maths Hubs This project does not offer open recruitment

Primary Mastery Specialists Programme – Cohort 4

NCP18-01

The Mastery Specialist Programme is now in its fourth year. Each year 140+ primary teachers are recruited, and the programme is aimed at developing the necessary skills and expertise for participants to be awarded the status of primary Mastery Specialist. All Maths Hubs Recruitment for this project has already closed for 2018-19

Sustaining 2017-18 teaching for mastery Work Groups

NCP18-09

Schools who were part of a Work Group supported by a primary Mastery Specialist in the academic year 2017-2018 are encouraged to take part in this project. Each Work Group will be able to access £4000 to support schools to participate. The Work Groups aim to ensure that momentum gained in 2017/18 is sustained and that schools involved can support one another in building effective structures to embed teaching for mastery. All Maths Hubs This project is only available to teachers who have taken part in Work Groups during 2017-18

LLME support network

NCP18-06

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. All Maths Hubs This project does not offer open recruitment

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