The FMSP has a commitment to provide Teacher CPD for Key Stage 4 mathematics teachers to help improve the range of extension and enrichment activities that students experience in order that they will consider undertaking further study in mathematics.
Events are provided free of charge to KS4 teachers from state-funded schools, colleges and academies.
In 2015-2016, a completely revamped version of this popular course was developed in order to address some of the new Higher Tier objectives and is being offered to teachers again in 2016-2017. Tailored to the new Higher GCSE, this course aims to:
The course consists of two separate face-to-face professional development days with some online support between the two sessions.
Delegates have the chance to obtain and try out a wide range of materials targeted specifically at Higher Tier GCSE students. Materials have either been developed by the FMSP or are freely available from other sources. The FMSP resources have been designed to consolidate understanding of some of the more challenging topics, to promote a deeper understanding of them and also to encourage students to recognise the links between and within topics. Teachers will also have opportunities to reflect on provision and pedagogy associated with Higher Tier GCSE students and to consider different ways in which individuals and groups can be appropriately challenged.
It is expected that delegates will have opportunities within their own schools to use a selection of the resources with students between the two course dates.
These courses are only for Key Stage 4 teachers working in state-funded schools, colleges and academies. Up to two teachers per establishment can apply for the courses.
It is relevant for any teacher who wishes to develop their Key Stage 4 teaching, whether they are in the first years of their career or have longer experience. Ideally, teachers will also be in a position to disseminate the materials more widely within their departments, but this is not a requirement of attendance.
These courses are funded by the DfE and are offered free of charge to KS4 teachers working in state-funded schools, colleges and academies. In addition, participants' schools will be eligible to claim £300 per teacher to enable attendance.
If you have any further questions please e-mail [email protected]
Applications for the courses for 2016/2017 are now being accepted. Please apply online. Once your online application has been received the administrative team will send through a Head Teacher Confirmation form to complete and return.
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Each year, a free one day conference has been held to enable teachers to share outcomes and resources from the two day courses as well as opportunities to explore the use of a further range of resources and activities from both the FMSP and other sources.
Plenary speakers give a broader view of mathematics education and explore interesting mathematics.
The conference is open to all KS4 mathematics teachers in state-funded schools, colleges and academies. Additionally, there is a small bursary of £100 per teacher available to schools towards attendance costs for up to two teachers.
Schools and Colleges can submit an online request to register with the Further Mathematics Support Programme. It is free to do so and there are many benefits.
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