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. Materials are readily available for attendees 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.
2021-22 Core Training comprises the Core 1 Induction Day, Core 2: Mastery with Greater Depth (recorded), access to a series of further recorded sessions suitable to use in staff meetings with your school, and a Maths Leadership Review Day to reflect on and assess the impact of PA Maths in your school.
All new member schools are required to do the Core Training. Members of schools who are renewing their membership have a chance to ‘re-boot’ by sending new leaders on the Core Training programme at a reduced cost.
During 2021-22 training will continue to be delivered online, and later in the year we hope to add some in-person training back into our programme. Materials and tasks for online sessions may be sent to participants in advance. All training materials will be provided after the session.
Core 1- PA Maths Induction
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. We then end the day with a session on 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.
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 3- Maths Leadership Review Day
This day is an opportunity for school maths leaders to come together with our leader of maths and discuss and share how the PA Maths Programme has been embedded in your school, what has worked well and how you have managed the journey there, as well as discussing what might need developing further, taking advice from colleagues at other PA Maths schools where this might have been achieved. We strategise about next steps, reflect on action plans and what is required in the next year’s plan. During this session, delegates may be asked to bring examples of planning and pupils’ books to the session to share with other delegates, as examples of best practice
Core Training is included in your school's first year subscription as a new member. Renewing members may send staff on the leadership review day at a cost of £115 for 1 per person if face-to face, or up to 5 people if online. Please refer to your membership or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7254 1010 (option 5) if you are not sure whether a charge applies to you.
|Core 4: Leadership Review Day||8 December, 2021||09:00 - 15:00||Online / Holy Trinity tbc booking will open nearer the time|