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Spring term 2013 Middle School Mathematics Subject Leader Network Meeting. Session 1 - Local and national updates Latest news on KS2, KS3 & GCSE Session 2 – Teaching & Learning With a focus on Year 7 intervention. Programme.

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Spring term 2013

Middle School Mathematics Subject Leader

Network Meeting


Session 1 - Local and national updates

Latest news on KS2, KS3 & GCSE

Session 2 – Teaching & Learning

With a focus on Year 7 intervention



To be updated as to developments in Mathematics at a local and national level

To become familiar with materials to deliver effective intervention and share good practice


Starter circular challenge
Starter and national level Circular Challenge

Ofsted documentation update

Revised handbook (January 2013) and subsidiary guidance (February 2013)


Little change for handbook but more changes in subsidiary guidance (especially Performance Management and Middle school specific sections)

New subject specific guidance, published February 2013 www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources/generic-grade-descriptors-and-supplementary-subject-specific-guidance-for-inspectors-making-judgemen

Ofsted Documentation Update

Raising the bar developing able young mathematicians

ACME’s recommendations: (February 2013)

Providing an extended interpretation of the mathematics curriculum

Access to the extended mathematics curriculum

Assessment of the curriculum

Initial Teacher Education and CPD should support implementation

Develop support materials

Develop appropriate accountability measures

Beyond the classroom

Cross-party support

Raising the bar: developing ableyoung mathematicians


Timetable national curriculum reform
Timetable: National Curriculum reform (February 2013)

Timetable: National Curriculum reform

Early 2013 – Full public consultation on all draft

Programmes of Study

Spring-Summer 2013 – Work on producing final

versions of Programmes of Study

September 2013 – Final versions of Programmes of Study in


September 2014 – First teaching of new Programmes of Study

‘Hardip Begol, Director of Assessment, Curriculum and Qualifications Policy, DfE

The House Magazine, Westminster Briefing

Draft national curriculum ks1 2

A high level of challenge (February 2013)

Prescriptive content and a yearly teaching programme

Removal of levels

Pedagogy suggested within the content

Emphasis on practice rather than building concepts

Links between topics not emphasised

Draft National Curriculum KS1 & 2


Closing date: Tuesday 16 April 2013

Draft national curriculum ks1 21
Draft National Curriculum KS1 & 2 (February 2013)

Closing date: Tuesday 16 April 2013

Catch up funding

Payments were made to local authorities on 31 January 2013 and to academies and Free Schools on 1 February 2013.

Expectation that the funding will be directed to additional literacy and numeracy catch-up support during Year 7

The funding is not ring-fenced

Schools should make decisions about how it is best used in the context of their existing strategies to help underperforming students catch up.

Funding will be available until at least 2015


Catch Up Funding

Catch up funding1

106. Inspectors must also evaluate and report on the progress being made by pupils targeted for the Year 7 catch-up programme, including through analysis of summary data kept by the school.

Catch Up Funding

Draft national curriculum ks3 4

Through the mathematics content, pupils should be taught to:

Develop fluency

Reason mathematically

Solve problems


calculation and accuracy

Number theory


expressing relations

using equations and functions

Ratio, proportion and rate of change

Geometry and measures



Draft National Curriculum KS3 & 4

Closing date: Tuesday 16 April 2013

Gcse reform

Plans to have a single exam board will not proceed – instead existing GCSEs will be reformed  

Qualifications should be linear, with all assessments normally taken at the end of the course.  

Examinations will have fewer bite-sized and overly structured questions, and in mathematics there should be a greater  emphasis on quantitative problem-solving.  

GCSEs will not force students to choose between higher and foundation tiers, for example, extension papers offering access to higher grades alongside a common core.  

Ofqual have been asked to produce new GCSEs for mathematics ready for first teaching in 2015.

GCSE Reform


Mathematics cpd offer for 2013 2014
Mathematics CPD offer for 2013-2014 instead existing GCSEs will be reformed  

Pi day

Pi day is celebrated on 14 instead existing GCSEs will be reformed  th March

Pi Day

There are a lot of activities available on the internet. Dave Miller has put together some activities at http://www.iwbmaths.co.uk/blog/

E newsletter mathematics
E-Newsletter – Mathematics instead existing GCSEs will be reformed  


Customer negotiated support
Customer Negotiated Support instead existing GCSEs will be reformed  

  • Based on 1 tutor to 30 delegates (dependant on the audience)

  • Prices applicable after 1 April 2013

Session 2

Effective intervention and use of the “Catch-up” funding, focussing on those Year 7 pupils who entered Key Stage 3 having achieved level 3 in the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum tests in Mathematics.

Session 2

Current approaches being used

Daily 10 to 15 minute lessons delivered to a small group by a TA

Use of a 1-to-1 tutor and withdrawal from other lessons

Tutor focuses on a small group of pupils of similar ability half termly

Class teacher targets underperforming pupils during Maths lessons

Using tutor time and a structured programme

Current approaches being used

Things to consider

Measuring impact a TA


Use of ICT and other materials

Progression of topics

Implications for Schemes of work

Links to development plan

Numeracy across the Curriculum

Things to consider

Next steps

Consider: a TA

Responding to the draft National Curriculum consultation

Sharing new Ofsted materials with colleagues

Discussing use of the Year 7 catch up funding with SLT and English Subject Leader

Plan Year 7 intervention and associated resources

Book onto Summer term Subject Leader meeting 25th June 2013 Booking code MATB 13048001

Next Steps