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Teaching for Mastery: Local Leaders of Maths Education (16th July 2018)

We are excited to invite Local Leaders of Mathematics to this event where we will introduce you to Mastery. 

There will be the opportunities to meet with those that have been involved in Mastery so far, and those that are taking the first steps on their journey.   This is a great chance to build a wider network of people that can continue to work together to develop teaching for mastery across the Solent. 

Please find attached, further details: 

Secondary mastery flyer mon 16th July


If you would like to be a part of this event, please email

Event: Teaching for Mastery (Secondary) (4th and 5th July)

We are excited to invite secondary maths teachers to this event where teachers can share their experiences of Teaching for Mastery. 

Bar modelling is an essential maths mastery strategy.  A Singapore-style on maths model, bar modelling allows pupils to draw and visualize mathematical concepts to solve problems.  Time will be spent looking at how bar modelling can be used and you will receive a teaching resource to take away to use in your classroom. 

This event is free to attend to all secondary maths teachers.  A buffet lunch will be provided upon arrival and you will be provided with resources to take away with you. 

This event will take place at two venues:

The Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton : Wednesday, 4th July (1-4pm)

The Holiday Inn, Pembroke Road, Portsmouth: Thursday, 5th July (1-4pm)

Further details are attached:   Secondary mastery flyer wed 4th July

Secondary mastery flyer thurs 5th july

If you would like to be part of this event, please email    




Teacher Subject Specialism Training 2018

Subject Specialism Training 2018 

Core Maths:   This FULLY FUNDED Teacher Subject Specialism programme is designed for non-specialist teachers who are teaching the new Core Maths programme.  Core Maths is a new qualification designed for students who have achieved a grade 4 (or C) or above at GCSE.  It helps to develop students’ mathematical skills and thinking and supports courses such a A-level Psychology, Sciences and Geography, as well as technical and vocational qualifications. 

Teacher Subject Specialism Training 2018







Primary Mathematics Teaching for Mastery Work Groups – Information and Application (2018-20)

Are you interested in being part of a Teaching for Mastery Work Group led by Mastery Specialists?   If so, please find attached, detailed information.  

Primary TfM Work Group Schools Information and Application (2018-19) v2 (00000002)

If you are not sure and would like to ask questions or find out more details, we are holding Information Evenings on the following dates for all teachers and headteachers: 


23rd April (5.00 – 6.00 pm)      Four Lanes Infant School, Basingstoke 

2nd May (4.00 – 5.00 pm)         Northern Parade School, Portsmouth 

8th May (4.00 – 5.00 pm)          Bartley Junior School, New Forest 

9th May (4.00 – 5.00 pm)          Weeke Primary School, Winchester 

10th May (4.30 – 5.30 pm)         St Mark’s Primary School, Southampton 

17th May (4.00 – 5.00 pm)         Gurnard Primary School, IOW 


If you would like to attend, please email Amanda Ponsford at    Please note that you may attend any location. 




Maths Subject Knowledge Enhancement for Teaching Assistants

This Work Group is designed to enhance and deepen maths subject knowledge and pedagogy for teaching assistants.  Increased confidence in their own subject knowledge, and enhanced awareness of how children gain number sense and learn mathematics will allow TAs to better support children in the classroom and during small group or individual intervention. 

Courses are taking place at the following venues:



Training & Learning Centre, St. Mary’s Road, Portsmouth PO1 5PF 

30th October, 5th December, 8th January 


The Ringwood School, Parsonage Barn Lane, Ringwood BH24 1SE

16th October, 31st October, 19th January 
Isle of Wight 


Quay Art, Sea St, Newport PO30 5BW 

Riverside, The Quay, Newport PO30 2QR


15th January, 29th January 

5th February 



The Maltings, Alton GU34 1DT

18th January, 1st February, 8th February 

Please find attached, full details : CAN DO NCP

Please note there is a cost of £40 per delegate per complete 3 day course to cover venue costs.

If you are interested in signing up, please do so via the booking page.  


Introduction to Mechanics for Beginners 2017


A one day beginners’ course for teacherswho are new to teaching mechanics. 

Venue:   Training and Learning Centre, Portsmouth Academy, Cowper Road Portsmouth PO1 5PF 

Date:      Wednesday, 11th October 2017 

Please see attached, including details of how to sign up.  

Flyer-FMSP-CPD-Intro-to-Mechs-for beginners-2017


Collaborative Network Meetings for Primary Maths Leads

In response to discussions with head teachers, we are organising a series of collaborative network meeting for Primary Maths Leads.

These sessions will be organised by Jess Paul, SLE Maths at Northern Parade Junior School but will focus on teachers working together, sharing resources, analysing data and how to respond to the new requirements of curriculum/assessment.

The Solent Maths Hub/Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance will provide guest speakers as required by participants.


Primary Maths Leads and Aspiring Maths Leads

LOCATION:  Training & Learning Centre, Portsmouth Academy for Girls, St. Mary’s Road, Portsmouth PO1 5PF


Developing a vision and action planning/Fluency, reasoning and problem solving 21st November
Independence and Evidence 31st January
Moderation (year 2 and 6) 15th March
Mastery – Shanghai Videos 3rd May
Evaluation and forward planning 19th June

Please Note:  All sessions will run from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm

COST:             Free

If you are interested in signing up for the course, please register by clicking on the booking tool.

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