Maths Professional Learning: supporting RQTs to improve Maths achievements

To be completed by: Thu 30 Mar 2017

Time: -Thu 30 Mar 2017 | Venue:

Bradford Birth to 19 Teaching School, Lapage and Parkwood primary schools are delighted to offer this programme of four Maths Professional Learning sessions designed to support RQT teachers to improve their children’s achievement. This programme is funded by Bradford Commissioning Board.

Maths Professional Learning

This programme is designed and delivered by Bradford Birth to 19, Lapage and Parkwood primary schools experienced senior leaders who have a district wide reputation in Maths achievement

Session 1: Models and Images – Thursday 12 January 2017 - 9.00 -12.00

Lapage Primary School, Barkerend Rd Bradford. BD3 8QX

Delivered by:  Shabana Khan, Deputy Head

Session overview:

Theory around the use of models and images, what research suggests.

Best practice as identified by Ofsted and the curriculum.

Real exploration of the use of models and images in the teaching of mathematical concepts.

Observing the use of models and images in class.

Exploring teaching a concept using models and images.

Planning a sequence of lesson using models and images.

Gap task - Use of models and images for objectives to teach in the future.


Session 2: Fluency – Thursday 16th February 2017 - 9.00 -12.00

Parkwood Primary School, Parkwood St, Keighley BD21 4QH

Delivered by: Rachel Taylor, Deputy Head


Session overview:

What is fluency? 

How the brain works including working and long term memory.  Implications for teaching.

Recall facts within the Maths curriculum.

Practical ways to develop fluency including time in class and the use of relevant resources.

Gap Task - Plan and teach number facts as part of your maths lessons.  Plan activities that will develop fluency and deep learning, so that pupils can then recall and apply facts.


Session 3: Planning and Assessment – Thursday 30 March 2017 - 9.00 – 12.00

Denholme Primary School, Minorca Mount, Denholme, Bradford. BD13 4AY

Delivered by: Helen Fox, Deputy Head


Session overview

Bringing together aspects from the earlier part of the training and see how to use it when planning and delivering.

Plan lessons to support application of mathematics and give a clear learning journey to children.

Look at the structure of lessons and how to use the whole session effectively.

Use assessment throughout lessons to support match for pupils.

Opportunity to see delivery of maths lessons.

Gap Task - To plan a series of sessions which include guided sessions and report back in these.


Session 4 - Review – Thursday 25 May 2017 – 9.00 – 12.00 - Lapage Primary School, BD3 8QX

Delivered by: Shabana Khan, Deputy Head

The programme is funded by Bradford Commissioning Board and as such is provided at no cost to participants. A charge will be made for bookings that are cancelled within a week prior to the first session or for non-attendance at more than 2 sessions. 

How to Book

Please book through our Eventbrite page:

For more information please email: or telephone 01274 494898

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Published: 07/12/2016
Audience: Headteachers, senior leaders, RQTs, NQTs
Contact: anthony waring

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