Schemes of Work
What to Include in a Scheme of Work?
This is largely a matter of preference for
the Head of Department.
Advantages of more detailed schemes of work:
- it is easier for you, as Head of Department,
to monitor the work of the teachers in your team
- you can ensure coverage of the whole syllabus
by checking team members are up-to-date.
- it saves everyone from re-inventing the
wheel each year as the topics come around
- it captures and shares good lessons, good
- it can include ICT activities, resources,
suggestions. to support less experienced mathematics teachers
- you can ensure a strong emphasis on mental
work, Using and Applying Mathematics.
However some teachers feel restricted by 'compulsory' schemes
of work and some freedom may be entirely appropriate!
Schemes of Work Could Include
- an overview of the term as a whole
- objectives to be covered
- text book references
- NC levels
- assessment arrangements /opportunities
- investigation slots
- key vocabulary
- links to other mathematical topics
- cross curricular links, including S, M,
- links to literacy, Citizenship, PSHE. +
Specialist Status eg Business Enterprise.
- suggestions for practical work, games, OHTs. +
copies of worksheets not in the textbook.
- references to VAK learning styles
- key questions
- KS3 NNS resources
- Starter activities
Sample Schemes of Work
Hertfordshire secondary school mathematics
departments have provided the following schemes of work: