It has been so lovely to catch up with teachers and headteachers during this past year. I have been lucky enough to deliver some face to face training in schools as well as continuing to work on-line with schools across the country.
In the autumn term, Maths leads shared their priorities for the 2021-2022 – do they reflect your thoughts for the past academic year?
Ensuring that basic number facts have automaticity is high on school’s agendas to ensure that children are able to concentrate on mathematical concepts rather than being hindered by weak number facts.
OfSted has begun to loom again and coming together has allowed schools to share their experiences as well as reflecting where subject leads are (mathematically) and what they now need to work on. at our final network meeting in June, I offered maths lead the opportunity to complete their own end of year report card so that they could reflect on where they were across all phases.
I am continuing to offer a termly virtual network meeting during 2022-2023.
We will be considering the 2022 data for our first statutory assessments in two years along with implications for the coming year.
We are still awaiting the Mathematics subject report from Ofsted – watch this space.