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SHaW Maths Hub
Secondary Update 7th September 2021

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Which Work Groups are you and your Colleagues Joining this Year?

We hope that you've had a positive and settled start to term.

Considering Dylan Wiliam's thoughts: "Every teacher needs to improve, not because they are not good enough, but because they can be even better", which Work Groups will you and your colleagues be joining this year?

Please click on the image below to see an overview of all of the SHaW Maths Hub opportunities for 2021-22...and consider these with colleagues.
Years 5-8 Continuity Work Groups

These Work Groups, in HerefordShrewsbury and Wolverhampton, enable Primary and Secondary colleagues to work collaboratively with a focus on pre-symbolic algebraic thinking and the new Checkpoints activities. Much of the excellent collaboration between schools has suffered over the past two years, so these Work Groups offers a chance to rekindle positive relationships.

Schools in the SHaW region that took part in the Multiplicative Reasoning version previously are encouraged to work together again using the enlightening new algebraic thinking materials. The lessons have been developed with the expertise of Dietmar Küchemann, who was also instrumental in developing many of the materials in the Multiplicative Reasoning project.

Please book now for HerefordShrewsbury or Wolverhampton then contact Year 5 and 6 colleagues from your linked primary schools.
Opportunities for 2021-22
All of the following are online except where noted:

A Level Pedagogy to support COVID recovery
GCSE Resit 
Mathematical Thinking for GCSE (Year 2 extension for schools that participated previously)
Secondary Subject Leadership
Secondary Maths MAT Leads: leading and developing mathematics teaching
Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics (Secondary non-specialists)
Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics (Secondary non-specialists) - Telford

Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics (Secondary Early Career Teachers)
Strengthening Partnerships with ITT Providers 

Years 5-8 Continuity (Algebraic thinking focus) - Hereford
Years 5-8 Continuity (Algebraic thinking focus) - Shrewsbury

Years 5-8 Continuity (Algebraic thinking focus) - Wolverhampton
Years 7-11 Coherence: approaches to key topics
Teaching for Mastery for 2021-22

Teaching for Mastery Work Groups are suitable for all Secondary Maths departments, irrespective of whether you have setting or mixed attainment classes.

Developing Teaching for Mastery (includes £2000 funding for participating schools). We have Specialists in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wolverhampton.

Embedding Mastery (includes £1000 funding - schools participating in Developing Mastery this year are automatically enrolled for Embedding Mastery.

Sustaining Mastery - further details to follow. 

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Booking Form

Please use the online bookings system for bookings.  All work groups are free, with cover costs of up to £200 per day paid for teachers in their first two years of teaching.
Can’t find the answers?

If you are unable to find answers to your queries from our work groups page please email Catherine Walker, our Maths Hub Operations Manager:

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Graham Charles
SHaW Maths Hub Strategic Lead
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