Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course

FOUR DAY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

The course consists of four days of face-to-face professional development This is an intensive study course. Each day will be jam packed with learning as well as extended reading to do at home following the sessions. Delegates will work together throughout the course, learning with and from each other. This will also help build a supportive network of colleagues at similar stages in their career.

Overview

The course will significantly boost the mathematics content knowledge and mathematics pedagogical knowledge of attendees, giving them greater understanding of how to communicate key mathematical ideas to pupils. All delegates will gain greater mathematical confidence, which will increase their effectiveness as teachers of mathematics.

Delegates will develop highly impactful approaches to teaching key mathematics lessons as well as gaining a love for the special pedagogic knowledge they need in order to communicate mathematics to children effectively.

Example Programme

Day 1: 9.30 – 15.30 Content knowledge: The Non-Negotiables

The first day of the course is dedicated to the mathematical non-negotiables, which are the foundations of all school level maths. The non-negotiables are:

• Numerosity

• Place Value

• Bases systems

• Proportional Reasoning

• Arithmetic

Each area will be explored carefully to ensure delegates have a firm understanding of the mathematics involved, the connections across ideas and the underlying relationships, which make these areas of the school mathematics curriculum crucial to get right.

Day 2: 9.30–15.30 Content and Pedagogical Knowledge: Number and Algebra

The second day will further extend the non-negotiable basics to a wider exploration of number concepts and how algebra is used to represent generalisations.

Day 3: 9.30–15.30 Further Algebra and Geometry

The third day will explore algebra, functions and graphs in more depth before bringing in the essentials of geometry.

Day 4: 9.30–15.30 Further Geometry and Statistics

On the final day we will continue to explore geometry and will finish by looking at the main ideas in statistics.

You will leave the course with...

  • A improved mathematics content knowledge and mathematics pedagogical knowledge
  • A greater understanding of how to communicate key mathematical ideas to pupils
  • A greater mathematical confidence, which will increase your effectiveness as teachers of mathematics
  • Highly impactful approaches to teaching key mathematics lessons

This course is appropriate for...

  • Non Specialists
  • Newly Qualified Teachers
  • HLTAs with responsibility for classes or small groups
  • Staff appointed for a September start who need to strengthen their subject knowledge
  • Teachers of other subject areas looking to convert to mathematics teaching

Your Course Leaders

Mark McCourt

Mark is the UK's leading authority on teaching for mastery. He has trained over 2000 schools in mastery models for schooling in the UK and overseas.

A leading figure in mathematics education, Mark has led many large-scale government education initiatives, both in the UK and overseas. Mark was a Director at the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) and has also been a school leader, an Advanced Skills Teacher, a school inspector and a teacher trainer. He founded and was Chairman of the Teacher Development Trust.

Mark has extensive experience of mathematics teaching and learning across all age and ability groups, having taught students from age 3 to PhD!

Jemma Sherwood

Jemma has been teaching mathematics in schools since 2004 and has held a number of positions including AST and Head of Department. She regularly delivers CPD in school and nationally as an NCETM PD Lead.

In 2015 she won a Teaching Award and her book, How To Enhance Your Mathematics Subject Knowledge: Number and Algebra for Secondary Teachers, will form the basis of much of this course and delegates will receive a copy to work with.

Locations and Dates:

  • Birmingham

    Venue TBA

    Tuesday, 2nd June 2020

    Tuesday, 9th June 2020

    Tuesday, 16th June 2020

    Tuesday, 23rd June 2020

Course Fees

£600

Non-Member

£400

Member

REDUCED RATE IS AVAILABLE WHERE THE HEAD OF MATHS AT THE BOOKING SCHOOL IS A MEMBER OF COMPLETE MATHEMATICS. ALL COMPLETE MATHEMATICS MEMBERS BENEFIT FROM REDUCED FEES ON CPD PROGRAMMES FROM LA SALLE EDUCATION

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