Maths Fest! - University of Warwick

Maths Fest! - University of Warwick

Maths Fest! University of Warwick 8th July 2014 Aims of the day To build on the success of the GCSE Maths Enhancement Programme To inform about the latest news & initiatives To raise & discuss issues & ideas To showcase & share effective practice To seek ideas for future maths professional development

GCSE Maths Enhancement Programme 2234 enrolments across England including 303 in West Midlands 143 courses run 83 PD leads trained by NCETM Course have twin aims of developing maths skills & teaching approaches 19 courses across WM region Stoke Shrewsbury

(2) Cannock Wolvton Walsall (2) Dudley Birmingham (4) Sandwell Solihull Coventry (2) Worcester Hereford Rugby End of course feedback

77% very useful; 22% useful 79% would strongly recommend the programme 89% had already applied what they had learnt BUT Only 38% felt ready to teach GCSE!! (39% were nearly ready; 23% need significant further training) The way ahead! Ministers statement 2nd July Timescale Action

Aug 2014 16-19 students without a GCSE A*-C must continue working towards GCSE or approved interim qualification (condition of funding) Aug 2015 full-time 16-19 students with grade D must re-take GCSE (rather than other qualifications) Sep 2015 Reformed GCSEs in English & maths available for teaching first

examination in summer 2017 Aug 2017 Further revision of funding conditions relating to new GCSEs 2020 Adults & apprentices of all ages who are studying English & maths will work towards reformed GCSEs Apprentices Functional skills will continue to be part of frameworks for now

BIS will work with apprenticeship providers to enable them to offer GCSEs By 2020, ambition is that apprentices will be working towards reformed GCSEs, taking stepping stone qualifications if necessary Adult learners From 2015-16, higher rate of funding for adults studying GCSE English & maths Funding for level 2 QCF English & maths qualifications will cease at same time By 2020, ambition is that adults studying English & maths will be working towards reformed GCSEs, taking stepping stone

qualifications if necessary Level 3 core maths Aimed at young people who achieve A*-C at GCSE but dont go on to A-level Launched in 179 early adopters this autumn Rolled out nationally from 2015 FE Workforce Strategy Sets out steps to improve quality & quantity of maths & English teachers Includes 30m package of funding Most will go on bursaries & golden hellos to attract graduates

Also mentions programmes to enhance the skills of existing maths & English teachers so they can teach GCSE For full details: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-ed ucation-workforce-strategy What support do providers & maths teachers need? More GCSE Maths Enhancement courses? Follow-on support for those completing the programme? Other areas of maths CPD need? Network meetings for practitioners? Subject-specific teacher training? Information, advice & guidance?

Flipchart sheets in both rooms to jot down ideas! Plenary session at end of day for discussion The rest of the day Time 10:45 11:45 12:00 13:00 14:00 Maths for Vocational Tutors & Assessors (Liz Renshaw) BREAK

Level 3 core maths (Jo Decko) Problem solving for functional skills GCSE maths for all: curtseying to adult (Linda Randall/Steve Pardoe) lives? (Joan OHagan) LUNCH 15:00 Stimulating Starts (Martin Newton) Making Maths Meaningful (Soroosh Yousefian) Plenary Where next for maths professional development?

15:35 Final remarks 15:45 Depart

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