Our Hub area is well served by two Maths Hubs: NW3 and Cheshire and Wirral
Due to popular demand NW3 Maths Hub will be re-running the Effective Diagnostic Assessment to Assist Recovery Work Group.
This is a 2-part Work Group that will explore effective, high quality diagnostic assessment.
We would like to invite ALL primary schools across Liverpool, St Helens, Wigan, Sefton, and Knowsley the chance to attend the following Work Group:
Diagnostic assessment gives teachers an understanding of children’s learning so that they can plan their teaching to match the needs of the class or their additional interventions to match the needs of smaller groups or individuals.
According to the Education Endowment Foundation: "High-quality assessment is essential to great teaching, helping us understand what pupils have (or have not) learned. Targeted diagnostic assessments can support teachers to monitor pupils’ progress, particularly as they re-establish classroom routines and recover any learning loss."
Participants should be either:
· 2 teachers from each school, or
· 1 teacher and one TA
This Work Group is for 2 people to attend as a pair.
Participants will receive an understanding of the principles and practices of diagnostic assessment together with a range of guidance materials to trial. To build capacity within school the selected participants should be able to disseminate relevant approaches.
Session 1 – Monday 27th September (9am to 12pm)
Session 2 – Friday 15th October (1:30pm to 3:30pm)
These sessions will run ONLINE.
There are limited spaces on this Work Group. Spaces will be offered on a first come, first served basis.
Schools should select one key stage to sign up for based on either teacher capacity or pupil needs. Although the diagnostic assessment will initially focus on the selected key stage, this can then be disseminated to other key stages.
This Work Group is FREE of CHARGE.
If you would like to book a place, please contact:
Paula Foster- email@example.com
Sarah Makin- firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheshire and Wirral Maths Hub
We are currently recruiting schools onto the following Work Groups. Please click on the links to find out more. For further questions, please email email@example.com
Subject Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics for Secondary non-specialists
Secondary Multi Academy Trust Leads Work Group
Useful resources for primary school teachers:
Curriculum prioritisation materials, mapping the whole year’s primary maths curriculum term-by-term, are available to support teachers planning their maths teaching for 2021/22.
Useful resources for Secondary school teachers:
For teachers of Year 7, new Checkpoints diagnostic activities are now available to download from the NCETM. Associated professional development online seminars are also taking place regularly. Checkpoints are classroom activities that will help teachers assess the understanding students have brought with them from primary school, and suggest ways to address any gaps that become evident.