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Preparing for the statutory multiplication tables check

Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage, Robertson House, Six Hills Way
Course Tutors
Rachael Brown / Kate Kellner-Dilks
Admin Contact
Sandra Penstone-Smith (training@hertsforlearning.co.uk)
Target Audience
Assessment Coordinators / Assistant Headteachers / Classroom Teachers / Deputy Headteachers / Middle Leaders / New/Aspiring Subject Leaders / Newly Qualified Teachers / NQT +1 / Subject Leaders
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
Academies and Schools (including EYFS)
Assessment / Mathematics
Event Description
Now that the Multiplication Tables Check is statutory, many schools are considering how to ensure that their Year 4 pupils will be ready for the assessment by June 2020.

The DfE states: ‘The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether Year 4 pupils can fluently recall their multiplication tables.’ Following the voluntary pilot last academic year, we are clearer about the content and style of this new assessment, but do we know how to prepare our staff and pupils, so that they are ready to perform at their best? What are the best ways to help pupils to secure their multiplication tables knowledge?

This half-day course is a brief chance to consider what schools can do to feel ready for this new assessment.
Training objectives
Learning outcomes
By attending the session, participants will:

  • check they understand the scope and structure of the Multiplication Tables Check assessment, ahead of the roll out in June 2020

  • consider both school level preparations (IT requirements) and class considerations (including access arrangements), including drawing on the experiences ofschools participating in the national voluntary pilot in June 2019

  • consider how children learn multiplication tables facts, particularly focusing on Lower Key Stage 2 and developing fluent recall try out teaching ideas, activities and games aimed at strengthening pupils’ fluent recall

Additional Information
Start Date
Wednesday 13 November 2019
End Date
Wednesday 13 November 2019
Closing Date
Tuesday 12 November 2019
09:00 - 12:00
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