Overview

10 Nov, 20219:15 am-1:30 pm11 Nov, 20219:30 am-1:30 pm
Online Event

This maths teaching and learning event will share best practice techniques and updates for the catch-up period after COVID-19, including 2021 assessments

The Delivering Outstanding Maths Teaching in Schools Forum provides a unique opportunity to discuss best practice teaching and learning in Maths, considering how curriculum delivery and assessments can impact student learning in the most positive ways. As well as receiving updates from subject associations and exam boards regarding the next steps for Key Stage 3 (KS3) to Key Stage 5 (KS5), attendees will also hear from leading practitioners on the latest innovative pedagogy and best practice approaches to blended teaching and learning, to equip all Maths teachers, leaders, and specialists to successfully support secondary school pupils.

 

 

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Agenda

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
9:15 am
Login and Accessing Online Event Platform

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9:30 am
Chair's Welcome Address

Dr Lisa Jardine-Wright will open the Forum proceedings by reflecting on the impact the last 18 months has had on Maths education in England, whilst also considering what the future may look like as we emerge from Covid-19 restrictions and the opportunities for change and innovation it may offer.

Dr Lisa Jardine-Wright
Dr Lisa Jardine-Wright
Co-Director of the STEM SMART Programme
University of Cambridge
Invited
9:50 am
Ofqual Update: A Deep Dive into the Learning During the Pandemic Report

Focusing on the learning losses students experienced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, co-author of the review Emma Howard will:

  • Critically analyse the role of school closures and online learning in the widening the attainment gap in maths learning
  • Examine the diverse range of learning experiences for students throughout the pandemic, contextualising these, and identifying how teaching staff can effectively support students in moving forward with their maths studies
  • Look to the future, offering support and ideas in overcoming the challenges of highly complex and unique individual learning responses to learning mathematics during Covid-19 in order to effectively mitigate lost-learning and ensure remedial measures are fair

This session will include time for questions.

Emma Howard
Emma Howard
Co-Author of the Ofqual Learning During the Pandemic Report
Ofqual
Invited
10:30 am
Sponsored Session
10:50 am
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections, tour our real-time resources, and content and take part on discussions via the tailored channels.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

11:10 am
Edexcel Update Session
OCR Update Session
Examining Student Performance Through the Pandemic and Preparing for the Summer 2022 Assessments

In this session the 2020/21 Mathematics assessment results will be analysed and Mark Heslop will outline any proposed changes to the 2021/22 assessments for GCSE, A-Level and Core Maths students.

This will include:

  • Why integrating AS Levels into your school to offer a formalised external assessment experience for Year 12s could benefit maths A Level attainment and how to do this
  • How to access and effectively utilise Edexcel resources for teachers and pupils ahead of the Summer 2022 exam season
  • An overview of the outcome of the Department for Education and Ofqual Summer 2022 consultation, focusing on what this means in practice for Maths teachers
Mark Heslop
Mark Heslop
Maths Subject Partner
Pearson Education
Confirmed
Examining Student Performance Through the Pandemic and Preparing for the Summer 2022 Assessments

In this session the 2020/21 Mathematics assessment results will be analysed and Steven will outline any proposed changes to the 2021/22 assessments for GCSE, A-Level and Core Maths students.

This will include:

  • An overview of the changes to the GCSE and A-Level Maths specifications for the 2021/2022 year
  • Reflections on the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 exam season and what this has meant for students and teachers
  • An overview of the outcome of the Department for Education and Ofqual Summer 2022 consultation, focusing on what this means in practice for maths teachers using OCR
Steven Walker
Steven Walker
Maths Subject Advisor
OCR
Confirmed
11:50 am
Delivering the DfE Maths Catch-Up Delivery Plan and Embedding a Mastery Approach to Maths Teaching (NCETM)
  • Sharing how NCETM have been working with the Department for Education on the creation of new guidance for the teaching of Maths in secondary schools.
  • Offering advice, support, and information on how this guidance will link to various existing resources associated with the Secondary Mastery Professional Development Materials.
  • Reflecting on the impact of the early implementation of the NCETM led Maths catch-up programmes for Year 7 students
Carol Knights
Carol Knights
Director of Secondary Mathematics
NCETM
Invited
12:10 pm
Interactive Practical Guidance Session: Tackling The Attainment Gap - How Did We Get Here and What Can We Do to Close It?

In this session our speakers will be discussing the attainment gap in maths. A complex issue with a number of contributing factors, our speakers will:

  • Critically analyse the factors that have contributed to the widening attainment gap over recent years
  • Contextualise the structural issues contributing to low attainment such as socio-economic background, geographic location, race and class
  • Work to present a solution that can help teachers in bridging the gaps in Maths learning such as increased use of technology, ‘explicit teaching’ and more
  • Share tips, tricks and tools to support the sector in overcoming the attainment gap in a Maths specific context such as identifying the specific reasons behind the problems themselves

Delegates will be invited to submit questions and comments throughout, to be addressed by the session experts.

Dr Jennie Golding
Dr Jennie Golding
Associate Professor
UCL Institute of Education
Confirmed
Heather Davis
Heather Davis
Former Chair of General Council
Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM)
Confirmed
Dr Neil Smith
Dr Neil Smith
Head of Analysis
National Centre for Social Research
Invited
1:00 pm
Transforming Maths Teaching and Paving the Way for Maths Excellence

In discussion with our Chair, Director of Learning Maths at Penketh High School, winner of the Tes Awards 2020 Maths Team of the Year, Laura Harding will:

  • Draw upon her experience of providing inspiring and innovative maths support to students, transformative maths education at Penketh High School
  • Share a toolkit of essential changes for Maths transformation, from homework schemes to marking and feedback policies
  • Share tips, tricks, and tools for galvanising even the most disengaged maths students

 This session will include time for questions.

Laura Harding
Laura Harding
Director of Learning Maths
Penketh High School
Invited
1:30 pm
Chair's Day 1 Close
Dr Lisa Jardine-Wright
Dr Lisa Jardine-Wright
Co-Director of the STEM SMART Programme
University of Cambridge
Invited
9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome Address
Dr Lisa Jardine-Wright
Dr Lisa Jardine-Wright
Co-Director of the STEM SMART Programme
University of Cambridge
Invited
9:40 am
Low Threshold, High Ceiling Mathematics Learning

Following the Government national lockdown announcement in March 2020 the number of users accessing the NRICH maths outreach website skyrocketed as learning moved online. This session will:

  • Explore how teachers can continue to deliver engaging and accessible online learning to students despite fully returning to face-to-face learning.
  • Examine the possibilities that the research informed ‘low threshold, high ceiling’ approach to inclusive learning could have for students of all abilities
  • Present structured methods of nurturing student ability to build confidence and mathematical fluency
  • Embracing ‘getting stuck’ and utilising this as a key tool to build resilient and flexible mathematicians

 This session will include time for questions.

Dr Ems Lord
Dr Ems Lord
Director of NRICH
University of Cambridge
Confirmed
10:25 am
Interactive Panel Discussion: Mixed Attainment Classes- Improving Student Outcomes and Experiences

In this session our panellists will explore the role of mixed attainment classes in supporting pupil development and building confidence in maths learning. Topics for discussion will include:

  • The use of learning journeys to support students select tasks at an appropriate level of challenge
  • How higher-order thinking can improve learning outcomes by engaging students and increased the range of consumable knowledge through co-operative learning
  • Identifying and overcoming the challenges of teaching mixed ability sets by differentiating structured and scaffolded support

Delegates will be invited to submit questions and comments throughout, to be addressed by the session experts.

James Cresswell
James Cresswell
Maths Teacher
Kesgrave High School Suffolk
Invited
Helen Hindle
Helen Hindle
Head of Mathematics
Park View School Haringey
Invited
11:05 am
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections, tour our real-time resources, and content and take part on discussions via the tailored channels.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

11:25 am
Research Informed Approaches to Ensure the Provision of High-Quality Maths Teaching to All Students

Professor David Burghes will be diving into some of the most recent research conducted by the CIMT team including the below projects. Using the key findings of these research projects David will share practical guidance that can support you in tackling issues in the Maths classroom.

  • ‘Detecting and Correcting Misconceptions in Mathematics’
  • ‘Reassessing Assessment at GCSE: international Comparisons’
  • ‘Teaching and Learning KS3 Maths Through Problem-Solving based on a Japanese Problem-Solving Approach’
Professor David Burghes
Professor David Burghes
Director
Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching (CIMT) at Plymouth University
Confirmed
11:55 am
Interactive Panel Discussion: Disrupting the ‘I Don’t Do Maths’ Narrative in Schools

In this session facilitated by the Chair, our panellists will:

  • Critically evaluate how the perception of mathematics as something students either can or can’t do prevents students building confidence in mathematics
  • Explore some of the innovative methods our panellists have implemented and have been successfully proven to tackle negative attitudes towards Maths learning
  • Discuss how they have found a balance between making Maths ‘fun’ and providing students with valuable learning activities

 Delegates will be invited to submit questions and comments throughout, to be addressed by the session experts.

Susan Okereke
Susan Okereke
Teaching Champion
The Hollyfield School
Confirmed
Dana Browne
Dana Browne
Secondary Maths Adviser
United Learning MAT
Invited
Colin Foster
Colin Foster
Reader in Mathematics Education
Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University
Invited
12:35 pm
Interactive Workshop: Maximising The Positive Impact of Technology in Mathematics Teaching

In this interactive workshop you will join Tom Button as he guides you through the pedagogy of using technology and online activities to support students learning in mathematics. Tom will:

  • Provide an overview of the free software he has seen to be most valuable to the mathematics departments he has worked with, as well as MEIs own set of free self-study resources
  • Engage in discussion on how to make the most effective use of this software to improve confidence and learning outcomes amongst students
  • Deliver practical demonstrations of this software as well as explaining how best to use the A-Level large data sets with your students
  • Discuss some of the key strategies you should be using to support teachers and students to make better use of technology in Maths, as required by Ofqual
Tom Button
Tom Button
Mathematics Technology Specialist
Mathematics Education Innovation (MEI)
Confirmed
1:30 pm
Chair’s Closing Address

*This programme is subject to change.

Audience

This event is designed for the Education Sector, and particularly those with a focus on Maths. Typical job titles will include:

  • Heads of Mathematics
  • Mathematics Teachers
  • Headteachers
  • Deputy and Assistant Headteachers
  • Faculty Leaders for Mathematics
  • Teachers of Mathematics
  • Subject Leaders
  • Curriculum Leaders
  • Curriculum and Qualification Specialists
  • Senior Lecturers
  • Mathematics Education Consultants
  • Maths Hubs Leads
This Forum is also open to the wider Education, Private and Voluntary Sectors to encourage debate and networking.

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