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 info@solentmathshub.org.uk.    




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 Amanda.ponsford@solentmathshub.org.uk.    Please note that you may attend any location. 




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Improving Continuity in Maths – IOW

This work group aims to help teachers improve the chances of pupils experiencing a smooth transition in their maths learning between primary and secondary school.  The Work Group will address key issues by looking at specific pedagogical themes and collaboratively developing models of continuity of approach that support pupils through the transition phase. 

The first session will be Monday, 12th March at Sandown Bay Academy. 

Please see attached for further information : Year 5-8 Continuity IoW



Primary Mastery Specialist 2018-19 (Cohort 4)

Cohort 4 (2018-19) – Information and Application

Following the very successful first three cohorts of the primary Mastery Specialist programme, the NCETM and Maths Hubs are now seeking to recruit a fourth cohort of expert primary school teachers to develop and work as Primary Mastery Specialists. This document gives information about the programme and how teachers and their schools can apply to be involved. The closing date for applications is Monday 5th March 2018 5pm.


Primary Mastery Specialist Programme 2018-19 Application and Information



Planning and Teaching for Mastery: Twilight Sessions

Led by Mastery Specialists:       Sarah Anderson – Swaythling Primary School 

                                                                       Carla Laney – St. John’s and St. Mark’s Primary School 

                                                                       Denise Phillips – Townhill Junior School 


These free twilights are an opportunity to network with other teachers across the city, develop your understanding of the principles of mastery and create shared year group specific planning. 

The twilights are aimed at all primary teachers from across the city. 

Each session will be dedicated to developing an understanding of the teaching for mastery approach through creating medium term plans for mathematical concepts.   During the sessions, you will have the chance to discuss the images, representations, questions and task design for individual lessons to ensure there is a coherent journey through and across the planning. 

Sessions:  Date and Location: 
Introduction to the principles of mastery planning and meeting planning teams Tuesday, 16th January, 4.00 pm at Swaythling Primary (SO17 3SZ) 
Planning a unit for the Spring Term   Monday, 19th February, 4.00 pm at Swaythling Primary (SO17 3SZ)
Planning a unit for the Summer Term    Monday, 16th April, 4.00 pm at St. John’s Primary (SO14 2AU)
Reviewing planning from current year and looking forward to planning for the new academic year  Thursday, 5th July, 4.00 pm at St. John’s Primary (SO14 2AU) 

If you would like sign up, please do so via the ‘Book a Course’ tab.   Please include the names and year groups of anyone attending so that we are able to manage numbers in planning teams. 

maths summer school

Maths Summer School for Year 10s

This year there is to be a Year 12 maths summer school.

The dates are Monday 2nd – Saturday 7th July 2018.

This will be a residential course in Winchester for Year 12 students hoping to study maths at university, the summer school will be held at held at Winchester College.

Theme: ‘Proof in mathematics’.  Explore different structures of mathematical proof in various context including geometry, algebra, number theory and combinatorics.

Cost: circa £200 (includes accommodation and meals). Bursaries are available.

For more information contact maths.events@wincoll.ac.uk

Secondary maths courses

Secondary Maths Courses 2017/18

Reaching Out – Helping the lower attaining pupils – Focus on mainstream SEND pupils in Years 5 and 8 (SECONDARY)

In many schools within our region there is a clear issue with Mathematics outcomes of SEND pupils in mainstream. We wish to run an innovation workgroup to re-focus teachers on generating ‘talk for learning’ and improve formative assessment of lower attaining pupils by generating materials.

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