The project will involve the trialling and reviewing of a range of approaches to deal with the issue of planning for mixed age classes in a mastery context. Participants will explore current work and case studies from the Work Groups which have previously looked at this issue. Teachers will be able to engage with the approaches in their own schools and evaluate the impact on pupils. The Primary Mastery Professional Development Materials will underpin the work and provide a structure for planning.
Gemma is a Primary Maths Teaching for Mastery Specialist and NCETM PD Accredited lead. She is an experienced Primary Maths subject leader, with MaST qualification.
Gemma has extensive and successful experience in teaching mixed-age classes, and led a Mixed Age classes Work Group in 2018-19. She is working collaboratively as part of the national working party to develop Mixed Age Classes Work Groups in 2019-20.
Gemma has undertaken extensive Primary Maths research of different educational systems, and will be working collaboratively with and hosting teachers from Shanghai in 2019-20.
Schools that have mixed age classes are invited to nominate one or two teachers to participate in this Work Group. Participants must be from schools that are taking part in the Teaching for Mastery Programme, either this year or in previous years.
Participants will deepen their understanding of teaching for mastery and be able to use different models to deliver a mastery curriculum within a mixed age setting. They will also develop and begin to implement a coherent policy appropriate to the setting, to support teachers in designing and teaching lessons to meet the needs of learners from mixed age groups.
Participants will attend three face-to-face days with the Work Group Lead and participants from other schools, including seeing an Open Lesson with a Mixed Age class at the second workshop. Gap tasks will focus questions to support reflections which are then discussed at the following workshop.
The project will involve the trialling and reviewing of a range of approaches to deal with the issue of planning for mixed age classes in a mastery context. It will present current work and case studies from the innovation work already carried out. Work Group Leads will support participants in engaging with the approaches in their own schools and evaluating the impact on pupils.
Participants will be able to explore a range of models for addressing mixed age teaching in maths, including:
Cover costs of up to £200 per day will be paid for teachers in their first two years of teaching. Please indicate where requested on the booking form.