Y5-8 Continuity Development Work Group

Improving continuity in maths across the transition between primary and secondary school

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 a specific curriculum area, or pedagogical theme and representations and structures. The work group will collaboratively develop models of continuity of approach that support pupils through the transition phase.

Who is this for?

The Work Group is aimed at linked pairs (or small groups) from neighbouring secondary and primary schools, with one or two teachers participating from each school. Secondary schools working with their feeder primary schools are particularly suited. Teachers will need to be released for two full days and six half-days over the year.

What is involved?

After the whole Work Group meets and agrees an aspect of maths to concentrate on, each cluster (one secondary plus one or more primary schools) will spend structured time in each other’s schools, to:

  • plan, deliver, observe and discuss lessons aimed to focus on a research question
  • develop and trial new approaches to the chosen area of the curriculum or pedagogy
    Later in the year, the whole Work Group meets again to share experiences, draw conclusions and evaluate.

Intended Outcomes

  • Teachers develop an increased knowledge, understanding and experience of the mathematics curriculum at KS2 and 3
  • Teachers develop or refine their understanding of the key principles of teaching for mastery allied to an understanding of what pupils leaving KS2 are expected/able to do at different levels of attainment
  • Teachers develop sustainable and efficient methods of sharing practice and models of working with colleagues in other participating schools
  • Teachers are able to point to signs of improved pupil understanding in some curriculum or pedagogical areas as a result of Work group activity.

OfSTED: Key Stage 3: the wasted years (Sept 2015)

2017/18 How to apply

Please complete the Expression of Interest form and return it to yhmathshub@outwood.com


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Expression of Interest

Y5-8 EOI