London South West Maths Hub

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Primary NQT Mathematics Support Programme 


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This project is designed to support  Primary NQTs who have had insufficient experience in classroom practice due to COVID-19 lockdown and will require support to develop into a confident mathematical practitioner. It will focus on developing a deep understanding of the participant’s knowledge using the “ready to progress” criteria in order to benefit the pupils who have lost months of education during lockdown. This will result in pupils developing their ability in mathematics with a deep knowledge and understanding of key concepts and help to address lost learning.
Work Group Activity:
The programme aims to be responsive to the needs of its participants as NQTs who are likely to have experienced restrictions in their teacher training programmes. It will invite participants to identify areas of need and interest in an ongoing way. At the same time, the programme will focus on some key elements of teaching mathematics confidently and competently. With this in mind, the work group activities will adopt a strategic approach which seeks to balance ongoing strands of support/ development with focused (termly) themes. This will enable participants to engage in consistent, reflective and coherent professional development in a mutually supportive way as well as provide opportunities for them to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in their schools.
When ?
Themes will be structured within a framework of afternoon and twilight sessions of 2 hours. 
Session 1 - Friday 29 January 2021 (2pm - 4pm)
Session 2 - Thursday 11 February 2021 (2pm - 4pm)
Session 3 - Monday 01 March 2021 (2pm - 4pm)
Session 4 - Friday 19 March 2021 (4pm - 6pm)
Session 5 - Monday 29 March 2021 (2pm - 4pm)
Session 6 - Tuesday 27 April 2021 (2pm - 4pm)
Session 7 - Friday 14 May 2021 (4pm - 6pm)
Session 8 - Friday 28 May 2021 (4pm - 6pm)


Who can apply?
Primary NQTs from state funded primary schools
What is the cost?
The Work Group is funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.
Register your interest now!
Express an interest in participating in this Work Group by completing a short Expression of Interest form