Sadly these network meetings have had to take place virtually this term. It has been great though to catch up with so many of you in these challenging circumstances. During the Spring term meeting, we have discussed the NCETM prioritisation materials, Census 2021, possible Y6 provision for summer term and reading books to promote mathematics.
I do feel that it is so important to network and share practice, in what can be a very lonely role at times. I would always recommend that you attend a network meeting (somewhere).
However, if you’d like to join my network meeting, please email me to book your place – you would be made very welcome.
Primary Network Meetings will be taking place this term via Zoom. In the autumn term, we discussed the recent DfE non-statutory guidance (or ready to progress criteria) as well as numberless word problems. We will be continuing with the theme of problem solving this spring term as well as discussing materials for Census 2021.
Our Primary Headteachers’ Update take place every term. In the current circumstances, these are taking place on Zoom which does allow HTs from all over the country to come together for a one stop shop update in assessment, english, maths, science and PE. We record the sessions so that if you are not able to stay for the whole morning, you can catch up on the parts you missed, making this a very flexible way to attend.
At these meeting we share ideas, resources, opportunities and share key messages for HTs to discuss with their subject leads.
Our annual Y2 and Y6 assessment sessions will take place via Zoom this year. We will still offer these as a full day programme with regular breaks to reflect or complete tasks. We will of course reflect the changes in the Y2 assessment procedures for 2020-2021 and therefore our Y2 sessions will focus on evidence gathering.
It’s been a very challenging term for everyone and it’s been a very steep learning curve learning to deliver virtual CPD. I’ve delivered the primary mathematics to various clusters and groups within Staffordshire and beyond. It may not have been easy to attend so you might be interested in my catch up recording of the session. Download and watch at your convenience (with a cup of tea and mince pie). Of course if you prefer me to invoice you, that’s no problem, contact me for details.
We also was able to provide a one stop catch-up of updates for English, Mathematics, Science, Assessment, PE and SEND. This is amazing value at £50 for the recording and all supporting documents. Watch this to hear suggestions on how to work with your Subject Leaders and develop these areas within your school. Visit Accelerate Learning Services to purchase this recording.
It is going to be a very strange autumn term where it is unlikely that I will be able to be in school delivering CPD face to face (at least in the first half term).
However technology has shown us that we don’t always have to be in the same room to come together. I am offering on-line sessions every Tuesday during September and October 2020 after school using the Zoom platform at a great price of £20 – from my home to wherever you are.
Here is my virtual year 6/7 transition lesson. I want to show the first code, then hear ideas on how we can work out the code... working in groups with whiteboards... I am then going to add in videos with key y7 staff revealing the codes between each Q pic.twitter.com/vyGV…