Through a process run by the Somerset Education Partnership Board, three Teaching School Alliances (Taunton Teaching Alliance, Wessex Teaching Alliance and The Redstart Teaching Alliance) have been commissioned by the Local Authority to run an improvement programme of training with a focus on improving Key Stage 2 Maths outcomes across the county. This project has released £60,000 of funding to support schools’ efforts to improve their outcomes in Key Stage 2 Maths and all Primary and Middle schools across Somerset are invited to take part.
Download the PowerPoint presentation given by programme leaders Bernie Green, Pauline Price and Suzanne Flack at the TSC South West leadership conference: Making Intentional Design a Reality (31.03.17):
The support is organised in 4 strands:
Strand 1: Maths Subject Leader Briefings and Leadership Training
Half termly briefings for maths leaders and potential maths leaders delivered by Boolean Maths Hub leaders from the Bristol Primary Maths Hub and the Jurassic Coast Maths Hub.
Launch Event at Heathfield Community School
Tuesday 10th January 2017, 4-6pm
- Tuesday 28 February 2017, 4:30-6pm – Redstart Primary School, Chard
Leading Outstanding Teaching and Learning in Maths
- Wednesday 8 March 2017, 4:30-6pm – Preston C of E Primary School, Yeovil
Data, Self-Evaluation and Improvement Planning
- Thursday 20 April 2017, 4:30-6pm – Huish Primary School, Yeovil
- Monday 10 July, 4:30-6pm 2017 – Heathfield Community School, Taunton
Dealing with Under-Performance and Holding Colleagues to Account
Strand 2: IMPACT (Improved Maths Progress and Classroom Teaching)
Training for teachers from accredited SLEs to improve their practice in the classroom. This programme and its associated training sessions will be hosted in the Somerset Primary Teaching Schools and will be delivered by practitioners.
The training starts in January 2017 and subsequent programmes will be half-termly as follows:
IMPACT – Training Dates:
Spring Term 2017
Cohort 1 – The Redstart Primary School (Middle School Delegates – 8 participants) FULL
Event 1: All Day at Castle Primary – Tuesday 17 January, 8:45am – 3:30pm
Event 2: All Day at The Redstart Primary – Tuesday 31 January, 8:45am – 3:30pm
Event 3: AM at Buckland St Mary C of E Primary – Tuesday 28 February, 8:45am – 1pm
Event 4: All Day at The Redstart Primary – Tuesday 14 March, 8:45am – 3:30pm
Cohort 2 – Huish Primary School (Primary School Delegates – 15 participants) FULL
Event 1: All Day at Huish Primary – Thursday 19 January, 8:45am – 3:30pm
Event 2: All Day at Preston Primary – Thursday 2 February, 8:45am – 3:30pm
Event 3: AM session at Huish Primary – Thursday 23 February, 8:45am – 1pm
Event 4: All Day session at Preston Primary – Thursday 9 March 8:45am – 3:30pm
Summer Term 2017
Cohort 3 – The Redstart Primary School (Primary School Delegates – 8 participants) FULL
Event 1: All Day at Castle Primary – Monday 24 April, 8:45am – 3:30pm
Event 2: All Day at The Redstart Primary – Tuesday 16 May, 8:45am – 3:30pm
Event 3: AM at Buckland St Mary C of E Primary – Tuesday 6 June, 8:45am to 1pm
Event 4: All Day at The Redstart Primary – Tuesday 20 June, 8:45am to 3:30pm
Cohort – 4 Huish Primary School (Primary School Delegates – 15 participants) FULL
Event 1: All Day at Huish Primary – Thursday 18 May, 8:45am – 3:30pm
Event 2: AM at Preston Primary – Thursday 8 June, 8:45am – 1pm
Event 3: All Day at Huish Primary – Thursday 22 June, 8:45am – 3:30pm
Event 4: All Day at Preston Primary – Thursday 6 July, 8:45am – 3:30pm
Autumn Term 2017
Cohort 5: Redstart Primary School (Primary School Delegates – 8 participants) FULL
Event 1: All Day at Castle Primary – Tuesday 19 September, 8:45am – 3:30pm
Event 2: All Day at The Redstart Primary – Tuesday 10 October, 8:45am – 3:30pm
Event 3: AM at Minerva Primary – Tuesday 7 November, 8:45am – 1pm
Event 4: All Day at The Redstart Primary – Tuesday 28 November, 8:45am – 3:30pm
Strand 3: Maths Training for Year 6 Teachers
The Year 6 Maths Training has been completed.
Maths training with a specific focus on Year 6, these will be pragmatic and practical sessions, focussing on techniques and strategies to accelerate progress and boost attainment. This training will be delivered by Stewart McSmythurs, an experienced SLE from Bristol Primary Teaching School Alliance, and is accredited by the Boolean Maths Hub. There will be two cohorts of teachers with a maximum of 35 places available in each group.
Training will take place at Monks Yard in Ilminster and is organised in two one-day sessions per cohort as follows:
- Cohort 1
Thursday 12 January 2017, 8:45am – 3:30pm
Friday 20 January 2017, 8:45am – 3:30pm
- Cohort 2
Friday 27 January 2017, 8:45am-3:30pm
Friday 3 February 2017, 8:45am-3:30pm
Download the Year 6 Maths Training slides and resources.
Strand 4: Bespoke SLE Support
Priority schools that are eligible for bespoke SLE support have been informed and their needs are being collated. Support will begin in January 2017. These schools will also have their supply costs funded for the IMPACT programme and Year 6 training.
Confirmation of training dates
Each school/participant has now received confirmation regarding their cohort allocations and training dates.
Accessing the support
In collaboration with the Local Authority, we have identified over 50 schools to invite to be part of this exciting improvement opportunity and these schools will be prioritised. Should there be any spare capacity and/or demand for more schools to take part we will look to provide opportunities for a wider number of schools.
There will be no cost to schools for the training. All bespoke SLE support is costed into the bid and as such has no cost to a receiving school.
Administration and Organisation
This programme is administered through Taunton Teaching Alliance at Heathfield Community School and all activities are booked through this Taunton Teaching Alliance website or by emailing Pippa Bayley at email@example.com
Should you have any questions please feel free to email or phone any one of us. We are very much looking forward to working with you.
Tony Bloxham (Taunton Teaching Alliance)
Pauline Price (Huish Primary School)
Bernie Green (Preston Church of England Primary School)
Suzanne Flack (The Redstart Learning Partnership)