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Children’s chances of success are maximised if they develop deep and lasting understanding of mathematical procedures and concepts at Primary school age. We offer a range of CPD programmes to support primary teachers in gaining an enhanced mathematical subject knowledge.

Please scroll down this page to view all our Primary CPD or click on the buttons below.

Early Years Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Maths (SKTM) – Pathway Two: Pattern, Shape, Space and Measure

Early Years Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Maths (SKTM): This programme is designed to support Early Years teachers in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils with their mathematics across the provision.

This page is relevant to the EYFS Programme Pathway 2, where the focus is on Pattern, Shape, Space and Measure. This is for people who have already completed Pathway 1 of the EYFS training.

Key Stage 2 Mastering Number

We are recruiting for the 2024 – 25 academic year for schools to engage in Mastering Number at KS2 Work Groups.

Knowledge of multiplication and division and its applications forms the single most important aspect of the KS2 curriculum and is the gateway to success at secondary school. It is also a key area that pupils often struggle with. Automaticity with multiplication tables relieves cognitive load and develops pupils’ confidence to achieve success.

The project offers schools that are involved in Mastering Number at Reception and KS1, and are also in a Sustaining Work Group, the opportunity for teachers to develop the knowledge and skills to secure good multiplicative number sense and automaticity in times tables. The programme will focus on Years 4 and 5. Junior schools who are in a Sustaining Work Group may also apply.

Primary Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups

We are recruiting for this programme for 2024 – 25.

The Teaching for Mastery Programme is a professional development opportunity designed to support teachers to develop best practice in maths within their school.

The Development phase is intended for schools that are already committed to using teaching for mastery approaches for primary maths.

Each Work Group will be led by one of our Mastery Specialists and will involve six or seven primary schools. During the year, they will work closely together to introduce and develop approaches to teaching for mastery.

If you would like to discuss which stage of the mastery programme is best suited to your school, please contact us at: adminnw1mathshub@bright-futures.co.uk

Mastery Readiness Work Groups

We are recruiting for this programme for 2024 – 25.

This programme is for schools who have a commitment to developing a whole school approach to teaching for mastery.  If your school would like to start the mastery journey, please apply for our Mastery Readiness Work Groups by clicking on the ‘Apply Now’ below.

Your school will be part of a Work Group of up to 7 schools working together at workshops.  The Work Group is led by one of our experienced Mastery Readiness Leads. During the year, you will work closely together to develop subject and pedagogical knowledge, as well as supporting teaching, learning and leadership of maths across your school by looking at the Five Big Ideas of Mastery Readiness.

Primary Teaching for Mastery Sustaining Work Groups

We have made some exciting changes to Teaching for Mastery Sustaining for 2023 – 24!

The ‘sustaining’ phase of Teaching for Mastery is designed to offer FREE support to schools who have previously completed the Embedding phase of the Teaching for Mastery Programme working with a Mastery Specialist between 2016 – 2023, and are based in Manchester, Stockport, Oldham, Rochdale or Bury.

This is an ideal opportunity for schools who are looking to focus on the continued improvement, consistency and refinement of the mastery approach.  Workshops will be held online until face-to-face delivery can be safely resumed

Watch our video to find out more: https://vimeo.com/471094297

 

Primary Headteacher Maths Conference

Equity For All

We are inviting headteachers from all Primary schools within our 5 LA boroughs (Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale and Stockport) to attend a free online maths conference on Thursday 25th April 2024. The title and theme of the conference this year is “Equity For All”.

Please check back to this webpage for updated speaker bios and full information on the sessions on offer.

Mastering Number

This fully funded programme aims to secure firm foundations in the development of good number sense for all children from Reception through to Year 1 and Year 2. The aim over time is that children will leave KS1 with fluency in calculation and a confidence and flexibility with number. Attention will be given to key knowledge and understanding needed in Reception classes, and progression through KS1 to support success in the future.

Each school taking part will nominate 3 teachers to participate – one each from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.

Teaching Assistant Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Maths (SKTM)

This 5-day programme is designed to support Teaching Assistants in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, therefore enabling them to further support pupils in maths in the classroom.

A key focus is not only on improving the participants’ ability to understand mathematical structures but also to ensure they have the appropriate pedagogical knowledge to best support their pupils.

Three core modules will be addressed: Number Sense (addition and subtraction), Multiplicative Reasoning and Fractions.

Primary Teacher Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Maths (SKTM)

This 4-day programme is designed to support primary teachers in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, therefore enabling them to better understand, teach and support pupils in maths in the classroom.

A key focus is not only on improving the participants’ understanding of the important structures of mathematics but also to ensure they have the appropriate pedagogical knowledge to teach their pupils well.

Three core modules will be addressed: Number Sense (addition and subtraction), Multiplicative Reasoning and Fractions.

Early Years Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Maths (SKTM) – Pathway One: Number Patterns and Structures

Early Years Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Maths (SKTM): This programme is designed to support Early Years teachers in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils with their mathematics across the provision.

This page is relevant to the EYFS Programme Pathway 1, where the focus is on Number Patterns and Structures. This is for people who haven’t undertaken any EYFS training with NW1 Maths Hub before.

Primary Early Career Teacher Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Maths (SKTM)

This 4-day programme is designed to support primary early career teachers (teachers in their first two years of teaching) in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, therefore enabling them to better understand, teach and support pupils in maths in the classroom.

It offers high quality maths support, recognising the requirements of the Early Career Framework and the impact of Covid on their ITT experience.

The focus will be on designing effective learning and teaching in maths across 3 areas: building early number concepts, additive reasoning and multiplicative reasoning.

Y5-Y8 Continuity Work Group

The key aim of this programme is to strengthen the transition from primary to secondary school by focusing on curriculum and pedagogical continuity over Years 5 to 8.

A key theme is multiplicative reasoning and content will include developing a deeper understanding of multiplicative structures, such as fractions, decimals, percentages and ratios.

A lesson study approach is encouraged where all participants focus on a particular aspect of the maths curriculum and work collaboratively to develop this in their schools. Cross-phase classroom observation and discussion of practice is encouraged wherever possible. Participants are expected to consider ways to develop the approaches explored during the project with other staff in their schools.

We are running Work Groups covering each of our 5 boroughs – Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale and Stockport – and are recruiting Secondary schools and their feeder Primary schools to take part.