Plymouth Ofsted Middle Leader Roadshows
Ofsted EIF roadshow for curriculum middle leaders

About this Event

Ofsted will deliver a roadshow explaining how inspectors use deep dives and other inspection activity to arrive at an evaluation of the quality of education. This will be of interest to primary and secondary colleagues who lead subjects or particular areas of the curriculum (e.g. faculty heads), as part of the roadshow will look at the role of these colleagues in the deep dive process.
Event Date 20-06-2022 9:15 am
Event End Date 20-06-2022 12:15 pm
Capacity 48

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Developing Teaching for Mastery (Secondary)

The Developing Teaching for Mastery Work Group offers a funded opportunity for a department to work closely with an expert Teaching for Mastery Specialist to design and implement a bespoke development plan using the principles of Teaching for Mastery

The CODE Maths Hub works with a team of Teaching for Mastery Specialists around the region. These are practicing teachers who have undergone at least two years of training to build their skills in working with maths departments.

When joining the Developing Teaching for Mastery Work Group, your department will nominate two Teaching for Mastery Advocates. These are teachers with the capacity to lead change in your department and who will work closely with the TfM Specialist.

The Developing TfM Work Group is the first step in an ongoing process of working with the CODE Maths Hub and is the first of two years of funded development which then continues through the ‘embedding’ and ‘sustaining’ phases as follows.

Year 1 – The ‘Developing Year’

Funding of £2000 paid to your department

Your department nominates 2 teachers to become ‘Mastery Advocates’. These Advocates work with a Teaching for Mastery Specialist.

The Advocates and Specialist work together to design and lead the PD Programme.

£2000 funding is offered to allow the Advocates time to work with the department and the Specialist, equivalent to 10 days of cover at £200 per day.

To find out more click here.

Year 2 – The ‘Embedding Year’

Funding £1000 paid to your department 

Your Mastery Advocates continue to develop and implement the action plan with the TfM Specialist. The intention is that the Specialist takes a step back in this year, but is still able to visit and support where necessary (hence the reduced funding, which is to reimburse the Advocates’ time to work on the action plan).

This year your Advocates also become a part of the ’Sustaining’ Work Group which is described below.

To find out more click here.

Year 3 (2022 onwards) – The ’Sustaining Years’

All Advocates who have worked with a Specialist for two years are able to join the Sustaining Work Group. This is a network of teachers, supported by the specialist who are able to work together, to share good practice and support and challenge each other in leading change with their own department.

To find out more click here.

Key benefits:

  • Principled and research based professional development
  • Bespoke development programme designed with your department
  • Long-term funded programme to allow time for implementation and impact
Event Date This event is a programme or runs over multiple dates
Capacity Unlimited
Mathematical thinking for GCSE Maths

The stated aims of the KS4 Programme of Study are that, through working on the content, pupils should develop mathematical fluency, mathematical reasoning and problem solving. While mathematical thinking is a key feature of all of these, the focus of this Work Group is to support teachers in developing their understanding of mathematical thinking as it relates to problem-solving and reasoning, using practical task types to explore what it means for pupils to get better at mathematical thinking and what this looks like in the classroom. Lead participants will be expected to lead developments from the Work Group in their own department and so should have the opportunity and authority to do this effectively.

Event Date This event is a programme or runs over multiple dates
Event End Date 31-12-2099
Capacity Unlimited
Years 7–11 Maths Coherence Work Group

This project focuses on participant teachers working together to analyse, deconstruct and trace through the curriculum a selected key topic area, developing insight into effective teaching approaches, and considering the implications for longer term curriculum design.

Individuals or ideally pairs of teachers from a department participate, with an expectation that they will work with other members of their department at appropriate points. This approach helps cultivate a collaborative culture.

Event Date This event is a programme or runs over multiple dates
Event End Date 31-12-2099
Capacity Unlimited
Years 5 – 8 Maths Continuity Work Group

Work Groups in this project aim to strengthen the transition from primary to secondary school by focussing on curriculum and pedagogical continuity over Years 5 to 8. Central to the Work Group is the promotion of cross phase communication between teachers to address issues of maths knowledge and learning transition.

Event Date This event is a programme or runs over multiple dates
Event End Date 31-12-2099
Capacity Unlimited