• Improving Mathematics in Key Stages 2 & 3

    Improving Mathematics in Key Stages 2 & 3


    A practical course designed to support primary and secondary schools to implement the research-based recommendations of the EEF’s Improving Maths in Key Stages 2 and 3 Guidance Report.

    Based on the EEF’s guidance and rooted in the latest research, this professional development programme will help you improve maths teaching across Key Stages 2 and 3, pupil progress, and both KS2 and GCSE outcomes.

    What is involved?

    Led by experienced school leaders from schools with consistently excellent outcomes in Mathematics, this three day course focuses on three areas of fundamental importance in leading the teaching of Mathematics: pitch and progression, manipulatives and representations and problem solving. Subject-specific guidance goes hand in hand with evidence-informed support on embedding and sustaining whole school improvements.

    Who is the programme for?

    This programme is aimed at maths subject leads or KS2/KS3 phase leads.

    Session details

    Session One (full day):

    Date: Tuesday 2 February 2021
    Theme: Pitch and Progression

    • Translating evidence to the classroom (1)
    • Developing understanding of effective teaching
    • Using misconceptions to support learning

    Session Two (full day):

    Date: Tuesday 2 March 2021
    Theme: Session Two: Manipulatives and Representations

    • Translating evidence to the classroom (2)
    • Looking at bar models, number lines, algebra tiles, Cuisenaire rods, multilink
    • Making connections across aspects of mathematics

    Session Three (full day):

    Date: Tuesday 23 March 2021
    Theme: Problem Solving

    • Translating evidence to the classroom (3)
    • Supporting pupils to become effective problem solvers
    • Planning for different types of problem
    • The importance of metacognition (and how to develop it!)

    Programme leads: Rachel Evans, Assistant Head Teacher, Dulwich Hamlets Junior School and Themis Bakas, Head of Maths, Charles Dickens Primary School

    Sign up and cost

    Register for our 2020-21 cohort here.

    Price: £350
    Members receive a 20% discount