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.


Teaching for Mastery

Mark McCourt will lead a workshop in which he explores practical ways of embedding a mastery approach in the classroom. In this hands-on workshop, Mark will outline keys elements that should be present and then work with the group on some tasks and approaches which will ensure these elements are present.

Exploring Bar Modelling: Making connections to efficient symbolic and abstract approaches

Liz Henning will lead delegates in

  • discussing variation in bar models
  • exploring differences in part-whole, take away and comparison models
  • investigating making connections from the word problem to bar modelling to abstract approaches with an emphasis on explicit mathematical language

How to Assess Pupils' Reasoning Skills

In assessing pupils, we want to know what knowledge, skills and understanding they have acquired, but if we are to create young adults who wish to continue working in mathematics beyond school, we also need to give them opportunities to behave like mathematicians. This means pupils who can conjecture and follow lines of enquiry, through interpreting scenarios and their mathematical structures, modelling and problem solving. Beyond this, and in order to make the greatest gains, pupils need to be able to reason mathematically in describing what they have noticed and justifying their approaches and thinking. This workshop will explore ways in which teachers can assess these reasoning skills and what impact that might have on our own teaching.

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:

Wednesday, 26th April

Thursday, 27th April

Friday, 28th April

Event Fees


For everyone

West Sussex



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

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020 8144 4748
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Or find us at:
Unit 11
10-12 Bache's St
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