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SHaW Maths Hub
Secondary Update 4th October 2021

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Sharing Edition - West Midlands Meeting 16:00-16:30, Weds 6th Oct

Please forward this edition to the line manager for your Maths department. Thank you.

Teachers, Maths Leaders and Line Managers of Maths Departments are invited to book here to join our collaborative West Midlands meeting on Wednesday about funded opportunities for secondary maths teams,  including the chance to ask questions. If the Maths subject leader is unavailable, we recommend that the line manager for maths should attend, although both are welcome.
Early Career Teachers (ECTs) - Multiplicative Reasoning

Our online Work Group exclusively for secondary Early Career Teachers (first two years of teaching) is confirmed to start on Monday 29th November. The focus on Multiplicative Reasoning will support development of deeper understanding and connections for a topic that underpins around 80% of GCSE Foundation Tier. Making these connections explicit for children will help to reduce cognitive overload, seeing maths as 'not having much to remember' rather than 'it's difficult because there's too much to remember'. Encourage all ECTs in your department to book now to secure their place. 
Developing A Level Maths Pedagogy to support COVID recovery

Book now to join this A Level Work Group, taking place over four Wednesday afternoons, starting in December.
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.
SKTM - Non-specialists

Although SKTM for non-specialists has already started, we can accept new bookings, having recorded the first online workshop so that any late starters may catch up to join.
Book now for Telford (0930-1515) or Online (1345-1700).

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

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.

Teaching for Mastery 

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.  Please express interest for 2022-23.

Embedding Mastery (includes £1000 funding) - schools that participated in Developing Mastery last year are automatically enrolled for Embedding Mastery, starting on 22nd October.

Sustaining Mastery - further details to follow soon.

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Booking Form

Please use the online bookings system for bookings.  All work groups are free.
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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