Going for greater depth and the higher standard in maths - Cambridgeshire area

Thorndown Primary School, Hill Rise
Course Tutors
Rachel Rayner
Admin Contact
Sandra Penstone-Smith (training@hertsforlearning.co.uk)
Target Audience
Early Career Teachers / Middle Leaders / New/Aspiring Middle Leaders / New/Aspiring Subject Leaders / Newly Qualified Teachers / NQT +1 / Overseas Trained Teachers / Returning Teachers / School Direct Trainees / Senior Leaders / Subject Leaders
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Course Types
Course categories
Academies and Schools (including EYFS)
Event Description
Is developing teaching to ‘pitch work at the correct level for the most able’ or ‘set work which consistently challenges and stretches the most able’ or ‘improve teaching of the most able so they achieve higher standards’ a school focus?

Understanding exactly what this means and looks like in the classroom is hard. Pupils who are quick at calculating and getting the right answer might seem secure and ready for the challenge. But do they have depth of understanding? Can they explain their thinking or apply it independently to a different context? Why is it that even when providing opportunities for deeper thinking pupils do not reach the higher standard by the end of the key stage?

This course, suitable for subject leaders, Key Stage 1 and 2 teachers, will explore how to move pupils through the programme of study ‘at broadly the same pace’ whilst providing opportunities to challenge all pupils. Using simple, yet elegant, approaches ways to add depth and challenge to tasks suitable for all by adding reasoning, varying representations, asking ‘what if?’ and developing independence will be developed. Exploring how to convert greater depth into more pupils reaching the higher standard will also be focused upon by considering what else needs to happen.

Training objectives
Learning outcomes
By attending this course, participants will:
• know what is meant by challenge in maths within the national curriculum
• explore a range of strategies which enable all pupils to be challenged appropriately
• gain ideas for rich learning experiences within Key Stages 1 and 2 that will deepen the understanding of the high-attaining pupils and challenge all learners
Additional Information
Start Date
Tuesday 26 November 2019
End Date
Tuesday 26 November 2019
Closing Date
Monday 25 November 2019
09:00 - 15:30
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