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Autumn 2013 Issue

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This issue includes:
  • Year 7 - moving on up
  • The new National Curriculum
  • Primary - secondary transition projects
  • Hertfordshire maths challenges
  • Maths puzzle days

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Autumn Term 2013

A new term and a new company…..

We have said goodbye to Heather Jones this year. She has gone back into school and is also launching her own business. We wish her the very best in both ventures. Do expect to still see her around as she has returned to a Hertfordshire school and is still very much in contact with us.

Karen and I are looking forward to the new venture. As most of you are aware we are ALL moving to a new company, Herts for Learning. Herts for Learning Ltd is partly owned by YOU, 482 schools bought shares and we are very pleased to have gained such a great endorsement for our work from our clients.

In the new era you will see very little difference, we are still going to run the same sort of courses and any others you request but you may meet staff from other areas. Recently we have been working in Bedfordshire and Nottingham and some teachers from these areas then attended our recent conference. Birmingham is my next scheduled out of county visit with Suffolk soon after.

Please make the most of your advisory service as there are less out there at the moment as you can see from my travelling. Pat Whalen is still working for us as an AST and we are collaborating with the teaching alliances more and more as these develop. It is a very exciting time. You will see from the other articles and the news that education never stands still and we are always ready to help decipher and develop new initiatives. We expect next year to be a very active year.

There are a lot of developments to think about:

  • Terminal GCSE
  • November 2014 is only a re-sit session
  • New curriculums launched
  • New GCSE developing
  • New grading system
  • Different assessment objectives
  • Levels disappearing
  • A level developments

The good news is we are still here to help you in any way we can. We hope that you all enjoyed your summer and are now ready for the challenges ahead. Together we can ensure that we give students the best mathematical education possible.Samantha Burns


Samantha Burns
Lead Teaching and Learning Maths Adviser (Secondary)
Tel: 01438 843953