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Secondary Mathematics Newsletters
Autumn Term 2012
Welcome back to another academic year.
I hope you are all well, rested and ready for the likely changes ahead. We are looking at alterations to GCSE assessment, A Level assessment and a new National Curriculum. These changes could make this year very interesting and at times a little confusing but there is no need to worry as we are here to help you through the curriculum challenges and changes to ensure that the students of Hertfordshire continue to be well taught and achieve the best results of which they are truly capable.
Alongside curriculum change we have Ofsted, there are new phrases and procedures to consider and we have highlighted some of these in this newsletter. Additionally we have more schools becoming academies and changes to the NQT induction requirements. Again we are here to help guide you through these changes and are here to support teachers and students in all organisations. Please feel free to contact us if you require support or INSET no matter what the type of your organisation.
To help with budget cuts, we are pleased to be able to offer a reduced price for our Subject Leaders days and Maths conference if all are booked together and before 14th November (please use course booking reference 12MAT/061 to take advantage of this offer). Book all three and pay for 2.5 days therefore getting the last day for half price. The booking is for your school and so you can choose which members of staff should attend once the details of the agenda and speakers are released. These events were well attended and well received last year with excellent feedback and we are confident that they will be equally received this year.
This offer is hoped to help with school budgets and for you to arrange your CPD for the whole year in advance. In November, we will have the first Subject Leaders day and the agenda is now set to offer updates on the new curriculum/assessment arrangements at both Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 and the new National Curriculum currently published for Key Stage 1 and 2 and expected for Key Stage 3 and 4. We will also have a session on the New Ofsted arrangements as finalised recently and an update on the data available for school self assessment. We have a new publication available for next year about assessing mathematics at Key Stage 3 and we will look at some of these activities. During the final session we will look at resources for workshop activities for Key Stage 4 pupils. You will be able to take away activities to use in the classroom and we will also be able to offer you a service of hiring class sets of resources for carousal lessons.
We look forward to seeing you all soon at the different events offered. Please see the poster included and if you have a requirement we have not met please contact us as we are able to carry out bespoke training to match your requirements or we could arrange to hold a day at Stevenage if the issue is required by a number of schools.
This is an exciting time in the development of the secondary education and we are here to help you make the changes beneficial to your pupils.
Have a good year and if you have any queries please be sure to contact our team: