National Mathematics Teacher Conference

Saturday, 24 May 2014

The National Mathematics Teacher Conference takes place on Saturday 14th June.  It is the UKs largest single day event for mathematics teachers and is entirely free to attend.

The event is organised by La Salle Education as a means of ensuring that all teachers of mathematics, across primary and secondary schools, have access to high quality professional development as we move towards a new school year that sees the introduction of a new national curriculum and the removal of the longstanding system of curriculum levels.

The event is kindly sponsored by AQA.

The day consists of a variety of talks, workshops, networking, resource sharing and a panel debate.

With over 220 delegates attending, the vast majority being current practitioners, La Salle Education and AQA are proud to host what should prove to be an exciting, interesting and enjoyable day.



9:30 - 10:00

Arrival and Networking / Morning Refreshmets

Maths Magic with Dr Maths

10:00 - 10:20

Welcome and Introduction

Mark McCourt, Chief Executive, La Salle Education

10:20 - 10:30 Welcome from the Event Sponsor, AQA
10:30 - 11:00 Keynote Speaker, Dr Vanessa Pittard, Assistant Director, Curriculum and Standards, Department for Education
11:00 - 12:00

Morning Workshop

A: The New GCSE - Andrew Taylor

B: Images, Language, Symbols, Concrete - Mark McCourt

C: The New Mathematics Curriculum in Primary Schools

D: Why do we Teach Maths? - Richard Perring

12:00 - 12:30 The Idea Exchange
12:30 - 13:00

Lunch and Networking

Magic with Dr Maths

13:00 - 14:00

Afternoon Workshop 1

E: Assessing without Levels - David Thomas and Alan Gothard

F: Leading an Outstanding Maths Department - James Gatrell

G: Effective Use of Diagnostic Questions - Craig Barton

H: Developing a Framework for Fluency - David Cook and Rachel Rayner

I: Taking Maths Beyond the Classroom - Steve Humble

14:00 - 15:00

Afternoon Workshop 2

J: Blindingly Obvious... - Bruno Reddy

K: Making Sense of the New Curriculum - Tony Gardiner

L: Outstanding Maths Lessons Using Web - Douglas Butler

M: An Outline of PBL - Julia Smith

N: The Next Questions in Maths - Luke Graham

15:00 - 15:30


The panel will take questions from the audience and debate current issues.

The Panel includes:

Lynn Churchman

Tony Gardiner

Andrew Smith

Craig Barton

15:30 - 15:40 Closing Remarks
15:40 - 16:00 Networking and Farewells


Leave a comment

You are commenting as guest.