What is the rationale for this workgroup?
This workgroup is being run by Ingrid Kosch at Teddington School and 5 schools are involved in the workgroup.
Core Maths in the light of the new funding formula
for Post-16 Mathematics
The government has given details of the extra funding available for additional students studying Mathematics post-16.
Core Maths may be the ideal choice for students requiring a continuation of Mathematics to support their other subjects. The up-take of Core Maths is increasing and the extra funding might ensure that there is no additional cost to offering Core Maths to students taking specific subjects post-16.
Thursday 21st June 2018: 1.30pm – 4pm
*The London Central and West Maths Hub reserves the right to charge a £75 fee for non-attendance to the sessions or for cancellations to any of the sessions with less than 14 days’ notice.
|Activity (including participants)||Location||When/how often|
|Initial meeting Aim: to get work group established (IK to present to KS5 group regarding project)||Teddington School||Friday 20th October 2017|
|Interim meetings with sub-groups of work group AIM: to assist WGL in planning
– IK, SH, JM, CH. To discuss questionnaire
|Teddington School||Friday 10th November 2017|
|Creation of appropriate survey IK & TS staff||Teddington School||Autumn term 2017|
|Meeting Monday 29th January November Aim: to ratify survey (IK to email proposal ahead of meeting)
Meeting Monday 14th May Aim: To plan for training day
|Monday 29th January
Monday 14th May
|Survey 1 of A-level teachers in Waldegrave, Teddington and Orleans Park||At host schools||By February half term|
|Collation of survey results (IK and SH)||Within own schools||By start of summer term|
|Meeting with Heads of Sixth Forms||TS Waldegrave and OP||By end of June 2018|
|Core Maths CPD for Maths teachers AIM to understand rationale behind core maths||Teddington School||Summer term 2018|
By the end of the workgroup project is is hoped that:
a) We have hard and fast evidence locally for the need to offer Core maths
b) We know what core maths to have offered in the schools
c) We will have local schools know there need (as they are involved)
d) We will have teachers engaged through a training/INSET/CPD day
For the other part of the project it is hoped that:
a) The surveys are used as evidence to 6th form leaders or school heads
b) We hopefully set up at least one local school to be teaching core maths
c) We will have made contact with local colleges to see what they provide and get a link in to them
If you are interested in getting more information about this workgroup, please email firstname.lastname@example.org