Hertfordshire’s Mathematics Advisory Team Awarded National CPD Standard
The Standards and School Effectiveness Mathematics Advisory team have been awarded a Continuing Professional Development Standard by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM).
NCETM is a Government-funded initiative which aims to improve teaching and learning in at all stages of mathematics. The NCETM is also a hub for professional networking and collaborative development of successful practice.
The purpose of a mathematics-specific CPD Standard is to help teachers of mathematics at all levels, and their institutions, to access high quality CPD provision.
Samantha Burns, Hertfordshire’s Mathematics County Adviser, said “We are delighted to have been awarded this prestigious standard in recognition of the high quality mathematics CPD work that we undertake in Hertfordshire.”
“Standards and School Effectiveness provides extensive support for individual teachers, teaching assistants, departments, schools and parents in raising standards in mathematics. We design and deliver exciting, engaging and imaginative training that inspires our teachers to be more creative in planning and delivering mathematics lessons.”
“The CPD standard means that schools and academies can be confident that our Mathematics CPD programme will meet the professional aspirations and needs of all teachers of mathematics and realise the potential of learners through a sustainable national infrastructure for mathematics-specific continuing professional development.”
For further information about the Hertfordshire Mathematics CPD programme please visit:
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Ofsted: Good Practice: Bordesley Green Primary School
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Ofsted: Good Practice: Lanesfield Primary School
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Effective Mathematics Teaching.
In many schools, students’ long-term progress in mathematics is slowed by inconsistent teaching. At Archbishop Temple School, very effective leadership of a strong team of teachers ensures that students experience teaching that is consistently good or better. Students in all groups benefit because different teachers use common approaches and teaching styles.
Ofsted 29th November 2012: Good Practice Resource
Good progress in mathematics for groups that often underperform nationally.
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Hertfordshire Mathematics Research Project 2011-12
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One way of bringing statistics to life for young minds to explore is to make statistics about them, their family and their friends. What time do you get up? How tall are you? How do you get to school?
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- register your school and take part;
- enter the 2011 CensusAtSchool national competition;
- become a Champion School and lead the project in several schools in your area.
Sign up for free access to resources and classroom activities:
For more information:
Stephen Paul, Information Intelligence Analyst
Community Information Unit
Resources and Performance (CHN302)
Hertfordshire County Council
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Keep Informed: Free!
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