Join together in making maths better

The MTN is a collaboration between La Salle Education, AQA and Oxford University Press. The MTN provides regular, free professional development for teachers in primary and secondary schools.

Autumn Events Workshops

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Summer Events Workshops

Maths Through Paper Folding - Roger Ray

We will explore how pupils can learn and apply maths through paper folding. The session will include practical activities and ideas to enhance learning, for both primary and secondary pupils.

A hands on, fun, practical session with lots of ideas to take back to the classroom.

Roger has been a qualified maths teacher for 42 years. He was head of mathematics in three very different schools with a track record of improving outcomes for students. He also spent 11 years as a maths consultant/education officer with the East Riding of Yorkshire Authority, developing teaching and learning through demonstration lessons and coaching. Now semi-retired, he works supporting both primary and secondary teaching maths and serves as an AQA maths advocate.

Embedding Problem Solving in the Maths Classroom - Mark McCourt

  • What does effective problem solving look like?
  • Where should it be included in the curriculum?
  • How should it be presented to pupils?

This session will explore these questions, looking at the research and evidence around problem solving in the curriculum, and consider ways of ensuring problem solving is not a 'bolt on'.

The session will also include a range of intriguing problems and mathematical models that can be embedded in the curriculum for pupils once they have the required underpinning knowledge and ideas.

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!

Exploring Greater Depth of Understanding in Mathematics at KS3 - Bernie Westacott And Sian Thomas

Join us for an interactive, stimulating session focussing on greater depth in mathematics.

You will be fully involved working on developing conceptual rather than procedural understanding.

You will engage in solving problems, each one at various levels and experience how representations support children’s understanding, reasoning and making connections. Each problem will be approached in multiple ways and we will look at how to use manipulatives and the CPA approach to demonstrate understanding and greater depth.

Outline Programme:

  • Time

  • 10:00 - 10:30

    Welcome and Keynote
  • 10:30 - 11:30

    Workshop 1
  • 11:30 - 12:30

    Workshop 2
  • 12:30 - 13:00

    Lunch (delegates bring a packed lunch)
  • 13:00 - 14:00

    Workshop 3
  • 14:00 - 14:30


Locations and Dates:

  • Southampton, Tuesday 4th December

    Cantell School
    Violet Rd, Southampton SO16 3GJ
  • Northampton, Wednesday 5th December

    Simon de Senlis Primary School
    Hilldrop Rd, Northampton, NN4 0PH
  • Leeds, Thursday 6th December

    Mount St Mary's Catholic High School
    Ellerby Rd, Leeds, LS9 8LA

Event Fees


For everyone

Southampton – Tue 04/12/18
Northampton – Wed 05/12/18
Leeds – Thu 06/12/18

Would you like to host an event?

Our MTN events are about the power of collaboration. We believe we are better when we come together and help each other. In this spirit, our regional events are hosted by volunteer schools. If you would like to host an event, please get in touch.

Hosting an event requires:

A main room or hall for workshops & plenary sessions
A member of your staff to deliver a 30 minute opening plenary
Somewhere we can eat our packed lunches together
If you can stretch to it, some tea, coffee and biscuits (we can help with costs if needed)
Your support and liaison up to and throughout the event
Energy and a willingness to share your expertise

Contact Us

By phone:
020 8144 4748
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Or find us at:
121 King's Cross Road