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.

Summer Event Workshops Coming Soon...

See below to find out what was covered in the Spring Term

Spring Event Workshops

Problems & Multiple Approaches - Roger Ray

Roger will consider why the topic of 'ratio, proportion and rates of change' has been identified in the new GCSE as a separate content area and why proportional reasoning is so important in mathematics through all key stages

He will consider the following questions

  • What are the micro skills we need to teach and how do students break complex problems down so they can apply those micro skills?
  • How do we support students in problem solving 'knowing what to do when they don't know initially, what to do'.
  • How do we teach so students understand a concept (which can be flexibly applied to problem solving) and not just a process.
  • The session will allow teachers to try problems and explore multiple approaches to solving and the implications for teaching.

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.

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.

Teaching for Deeper Understanding in Maths - Mark McCourt

Mark McCourt, will explore ways to raise attainment in mathematics across the age and ability range by creating opportunities for students to think mathematically, make deep connections and gain a greater appreciation of mathematical ideas and concepts.

There will be lots of examples to take back to the classroom as well as a discussion about the research and evidence behind the approaches and how sequences of lessons can be structured to give students the best chance of success in maths.

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!

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:

Summer: 4th-6th July

Autumn: 17th-19th October

Wednesday, 4th July

Cambridge - Cambridge Campus, College of West Anglia

Thursday, 5th July

Birmingham - Colmers School

Friday, 6th July

Leeds - Leeds City Academy

Event Fees


For everyone

Spring 2018 Mathematics Teacher Network - Cambridge
Spring 2018 Mathematics Teacher Network - Birmingham
Spring 2018 Mathematics Teacher Network - Leeds

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

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