Raising Confidence


The AMSP has a commitment to provide Professional Development for 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 secondary teachers from state-funded schools, colleges and academies.

NEW Professional Development Courses - Piloting this Summer!

The changes to the GCSE have given greater prominence to Reasoning and Problem Solving over the last few years and there is a national drive to increase the number of students studying maths beyond GCSE. This suite of courses focuses on these areas, providing strategies and resources to use in the classroom with secondary students.

To get the most from the courses when they are available nationally in the Autumn and Spring terms, it is suggested that schools attend all three, although it is not necessary for the same teacher to attend all three days and the course has been designed to support three different teachers attending across all three days. The courses include pre- and post- course tasks to support teachers in discussing the content of the days while sharing and developing best practice across entire departments.

Funding

These courses are funded by the DfE and are offered free of charge to teachers working in state-funded schools, colleges and academies. In addition, participants' schools will be eligible to claim £100 per teacher for each day to enable attendance. Schools in opportunity Areas will be able to claim £150 for each day.

Applications

Applications for these courses are now open and early booking is advised.
Please submit an online application if you wish to apply for a place on this course.

Raising Confidence with Reasoning

This day focuses on the development of Reasoning from KS2 through to GCSE. It will provide strategies and ideas for teachers to use in their classrooms to develop the skills of their students.

This course will be running on 25th June in Grantham.

Raising Confidence with Problem Solving

This day focuses on the development of Problem Solving through secondary mathematics. It will provide strategies and ideas for teachers to use in their classrooms to develop the skills of their students.

This course will be running on 8th June in London.

Raising Confidence with Higher Mathematics

This day focuses on topics in the GCSE which are developed into AS/A level Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Core Maths. It will provide strategies and ideas for teachers to use in their classrooms to deepen their students' understanding, encourage them to study mathematics beyond GCSE and support them in this.

This course will be running on 18th June in Totnes.