Thursday, 26 June 2014
A new collaboration will engage SSAT schools with Complete Mathematics, a virtual teaching and learning environment created by La Salle Education. SSAT schools will contribute to the further research and development of Complete Mathematics to ensure that the tool offers teachers of mathematics effective support. SSAT member schools that take on the use of Complete Mathematics will also have access to high-quality, subject-specific professional development delivered by La Salle Education as part of its National Mathematics Support Programme.
“With the changes in the National Curriculum and the higher expectation of pupils’ achievements in mathematics, it is vital that our member schools have access to up-to-date resources that genuinely enhance teaching and learning,” explained Anne-Marie Duguid, Head of Teaching and Learning at SSAT. “Complete Mathematics holds pedagogy at its heart and places the teacher at the core of its activity, using technology to support rather than replace their role, which we believe will help deliver excellence for our member schools.”
Mark McCourt, Chief Executive of La Salle Education said: “SSAT is focussed on improving the quality of teaching and learning and Complete Mathematics can be a valuable partner in achieving this. A core element of Complete Mathematics is continual assessment, giving teachers detailed information on each pupil’s progress, enabling them to develop personalised learning using the activities and tools within Complete Mathematics.”
Notes to Editors
La Salle Education and Complete Mathematics
La Salle Education is run by mathematics educators with the aim of supporting all mathematics teachers with high-quality resources and continuing professional development. In April 2014, La Salle Education launched Complete Mathematics, an online environment that caters for every aspect of mathematics education for the 5-16 age range. With the teacher at its core, Complete Mathematics enables all aspects of teaching, learning and assessment. As an online tool, Complete Mathematics is updated regularly to support developments in the curriculum and teaching and learning approaches.
SSAT, a membership organization with more than 2,000 schools as members in England, offers schools a range of products and services designed to improve the quality of teaching and learning and to raise achievement in schools.
National Mathematics Support Programme
The National Mathematics Support Programme (NMSP) is a series of seminars and conferences taking place across England to offer teachers high-quality continuing professional development (CPD). Created by La Salle Education, NMSP events are free to attend and are open to primary and secondary mathematics teachers and headteachers.