Preparing to be an NQT Workshop

We have a fantastic line up for the Preparing to be an NQT workshop on Saturday 30 June 2018 at Aston University.

NRICH – Ems Lord

 In this session, Director of NRICH Ems Lord will lead delegates through ways to maximise the potential of NRICH's rich mathematical resources in the classrooms. Ems will guide delegates though the theory which underpins the development of NRICH resources, illustrating the key ideas though practical activities. The session will address embedding NRICH in your day-today classroom routines as well as exploring opportunities to encourage pupils to work more flexibly in mathematics.

Ems joined the team as NRICH Director in 2015, following her previous role leading one of the country's largest Mathematics Specialist Teacher Programmes. Ems has taught mathematics across the key stages, from Early Years to A Level Further Mathematics, and has worked in a variety of settings including a hospital school. Her previous roles include supporting schools as a Leading Mathematics Teacher, local authority consultant and as a Chartered  Mathematics Teacher. Ems has taught mathematics education on both BEd and PGCE teacher programmes and she is currently working on her PhD thesis which addresses how we can improve our support for pupils learning calculation skills.

Core Maths - Corinne Angier (Trinity Teaching School Alliance)

 In this workshop we will explore the resources and ways of working that characterise the teaching of Level 3 Core Maths.  Teaching maths as an applied subject in real world contexts can be a successful way of motivating pupils throughout KS3 and KS4.

Corinne Angier is a secondary maths consultant with Trinity MAT in Halifax. Trinity is a teaching school and the home of the West Yorkshire Maths Hub and White Rose Maths. Corinne has taught maths in schools in South Yorkshire and Orkney.  She worked for many years in Teacher Education at Sheffield Hallam. She has taught on undergraduate and post graduate routes into teaching and Teach First . Corinne is currently the Honorary Secretary for the Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM).

So what is ‘Mathematics Mastery’ anyway? - Jennifer Shearman (Canterbury Christ Church University)

The ‘Mastery’ approach to mathematics is something most teachers have heard about, some teachers use but few teachers can confidently explain in any detail.  This workshop will explore the different  meanings that Mathematics Mastery has, and give participants a chance to consider what it means to them.

Key to a Mastery approach is providing opportunities for all children to develop mathematical reasoning.  Workshop participants will have an opportunity to try some resources and activities that promote reasoning skills, and consider how they can use them in their teaching.

Jennifer Shearman is a senior lecturer in secondary mathematics education at Canterbury Christ Church University.  In addition to training PGCE and School Direct students Jennifer undertakes evaluation work for the NCETM and contributes to the work of the Kent and Medway Maths Hub.  Jennifer has also been involved with Teach First in Kent and Medway, and the Fair Education Alliance.  Prior to becoming a lecturer Jennifer taught in schools in London and Kent, and is a Teach First Ambassador.  Jennifer is currently writing her Doctorate thesis focusing on secondary mathematics teachers’ perceptions of Mastery and its implications for pupil learning. 

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