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PA Maths Core Training for new member schools
The Core Training is designed as a ‘Train the Trainer’ approach for new member schools, aimed at their school leaders and maths leads, to enable them to implement and embed the programme in their schools. A range of materials and recorded training sessions are readily available for schools to adapt and subsequently deliver to their wider school staff. Each session has a clear focus and is designed to engage school staff with relevant literature; facilitating interaction in order to share best practice and focus on improving maths teaching and learning.
Core Training comprises the Core 1 Induction Day, Core 2: Mastery with Greater Depth , and access to a series of further recorded sessions suitable to use in staff meetings with your school
The Core Training materials and recorded training sessions are included in the package for new member schools and will be provided at the start of your subscription to PA Maths.
Core 1- PA Maths Induction (recorded session available)
Content for this session includes an introduction to the programme, how the year is structured and how to use the planning pages within the programme. We take a look at how to use the concrete, pictorial, abstract approach for calculation and problem solving, followed by a brief look at using the bar model to solve problems. The training ends with the specifics of mastery, what this looks like and how opportunities can be created to enable all learners to take part in same lesson content at once through the use of carefully crafted tasks. A
Core 2- Mastery with Greater Depth- Opportunities for All (recorded session)
How do you plan for greater depth learners in a mixed ability class? Probably our most frequently asked question. The objective of this session is focussed on how to distinguish between what greater depth looks like, as well as how to provide all learners with the opportunities to access greater depth activities, and how this can be facilitated through carefully planned lessons utilising the “big 5” mastery ideas. We showcase an example mastery lesson that extends to include greater depth thinking, looking at the progression and how all learners can be involved throughout. We consider the use of intelligent practice, the use of variation, to allow tasks to be planned in order to maximise thinking and children’s ability to make connections across mathematical concepts. We then finish with a session on questioning and how best to construct questions to suit the needs of all learners in a class.
Core Training Further resources & recorded sessions
A range of further resources and recorded training sessions will be provided for schools to use in their staff meetings, including how to plan using the DFE guidance, How to use the bar model, mental maths, and a recorded training session on variation – how to use the Vary-its resources which are provided to new members along with Prove-its and the PA Maths Planning Guides on joining the programme.
PA Maths Members
Core Training is included in your school's first year subscription as a new member. Renewing members may request these materials again if you wish to reboot maths in your school.
Please refer to your membership or contact us at email@example.com or 020 7254 1010 (option 5) if you are not sure which package applies to your school.