With an ever changing education landscape, it is increasingly important that leaders in maths teaching have opportunities to hear accurate policy updates and engage with curriculum and assessment changes.
This event will be a day of informative discussion, updates, networking and activities.
A full day event for mathematics subject leaders focussing on effective pedagogies and practices for improved understanding in mathematics.
The day will include a series of inspirational talks from practising subject leaders, as they describe classroom approaches for improving learning.
Ever taught a class who understood masterfully, and then forgot everything just two weeks later? Or a student of 16 who swears they’ve never been taught something you know they will have been shown repeatedly since they were 11...?
This session will reveal the two-dimensional nature of memories; one dimension familiar to us, the other, invisible, and overlooked.
And so, it’s possible we’ve accidentally designed our curricula to guarantee long-term failure for many children, even those who are successful in the moment.
But all it takes is a few small tweaks, and the frustration of students forgetting what they learnt, easily turns into sustained, lifelong learning, while reducing the dependence on school intervention and cramming strategies in the run up to exams.Kris is currently Director of Education at Up Learn, an A Level study and revision platform that guarantees every student an A-A* grade in their exam, or their money back. Before that he was Associate Director at Teach First, recruiting and developing 200 new Teacher Educators, and previously worked as Deputy Head of Maths at King Solomon Academy, a school founded in 2009 that topped the league tables in 2015 with a headline figure of 95% 5 A*-C.
The aim of the day is to provide subject leaders with expert and evidenced based approaches that they can disseminate back at school to their teaching colleagues.