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Making Number Count Across the Curriculum -Enhancing the role of the Numeracy Co-ordinator -

Understanding Mathematics is an essential skill for all of us as part of understanding the world we live in.  Where the concepts are taught in isolation of where they are used in the context of learning in other subjects and learning across the curriculum pupils sometimes find it difficult to make connections and to become unconsciously competent in their use of number in other contexts.  OFSTED make it quite explicit that all teachers must ensure that learners use number well as part of how they access knowledge where it occurs naturally in subjects other than Mathematics. In Wales the National Literacy and Numeracy Framework is there to support schools in their quest to make sure that they put skills at the heart of learning. This website has a wealth of materials that are useful for all Numeracy Co-ordinators across the UK and internationally. 

This event looks closely at how number is used as part of learning across the subject spectrum. We focus on how the Numeracy Coordinator can create and deliver a strategy that will ensure consistency of teaching and assessment and support teachers who are not Maths specialists to feel confident in how they teach and facilitate the development of their pupils' numeracy skills.

  • Do teachers across the school have a clear understanding of where number skills are an integral part of learning in their subject?
  • Do Maths teachers and leaders know where number is used to develop subject knowledge and understanding in subjects other than Maths?
  • Are there opportunities to share ideas, focus on common language, methodology and pedagogy and make connections between the theory and the practice?
  • To what extent do learners confidently apply the numeracy skills they learn in Maths in the context of learning across a range of subjects?
  • Are teachers able to assess the quality of numeracy learning in their subject?
  • How do teachers and managers from all subjects communicate the skills they are using and share how they teach number skills in order to support greater synergy and aid learner understanding? ` `

Learning Cultures present this new event to support Numeracy Coordinators create a whole school numeracy policy that will ensure every teacher is a confident and competent teacher of number where it naturally occurs within their schemes of work and teaching.

This event will focus on:-

  • Defining the roles and responsibilities of a Numeracy Coordinator
  • Focusing on where numeracy is integral to learning and can support the development of learners’ problem solving, reasoning and analytical skills
  • Creating opportunities to look at numeracy specifics and how to support subject specialists other than Maths teachers develop their own deeper understanding of how to enhance the numeracy skills of learners
  • Building a suite of learning opportunities for teachers of subjects other than Maths
  • Reviewing assessment policy and practice for the whole school, across year groups and for individual subject areas or departments
  • Planning a strategy for ensuring all teachers are confident and have the skills to highlight where numeracy skills are inherent in their teaching and can support learners to become more confident and unconsciously competent in their use of number
  • Win hearts and minds, create a strategy that is embraced by all staff and give learners the skills that support them to become highly competent in how and where number skills enhance the learning process.

Who should attend?

This event is of particular interest to those who have been given the role of Numeracy Coordinator. It will also be very valuable for other managers or teachers who have a specific responsibility for embedding numeracy across the curriculum such as Heads of Maths or Teaching and Learning Managers. This event may also be useful for those with responsibility for CPD or staff development who would be able to use the materials and learning from the day to develop further training for colleagues back in school.

Have the evidence that meets what OFSTED are looking for:-

Inspectors must:-

"Teachers embed reading, writing and communication and, where appropriate, mathematics exceptionally well across the curriculum, equipping all pupils with the necessary skills to make progress."

"Throughout each year group and across the curriculum, including in English and mathematics, pupils make substantial and sustained progress, developing excellent knowledge, understanding and skills, considering their different starting points".

OFSTED Handbook for Schools - April 2018

For schools in Wales this event will enhance the work of the National Literacy and Numeracy Framework and offer a practical guide for Numeracy Coordinators to ensure that they can support teachers and managers from across the school to weave number within their teaching where it naturally occurs and where it can enhance learning.

We run this event in parallel with our event 'The Role of the Literacy Coordinator', why not take advantage of our second delegate rate and send both your Literacy and Numeracy Coordinators along. The opportunities for them to work together is highly effective.

All our events are centrally located in prestigious venues. Registration and refreshments are available from 9.30am for a 10.00am start, and we will finish around 3.30-4.00pm. We always provide a sumptuous lunch.

Prices:

First Delegate:

£295 +VAT

Second or Subsequent Delegate Price:

£245 +VAT

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What our clients say about this course

  • "An excellent day, very engaging and informative. The resources and practical strategies are going to help me to win hearts and minds across the non Maths staff I manage." Key Stage 3 Maths Lead
  • " A really eye opeing day, excellent in every way.  I have so much to take away with me, it is all going to help me develop in my role" Numeracy Co-ordinator at Neston High School in Cheshire
  • "A very useful and enlightening day, I feel much more confident in how to manage in my role and I have a clear plan to take back to school."  A Numeracy Co-ordinator from Myton School in the west Midlands
  • "I was so impressed with this training, the trainer knew so much and helped us all to move forward considerably in our knowledge of what to do to ensure the skills are seen as essential to all learning." A Numeracy Co-ordinator from an Academy in the North East
  • "Fantastic!! Couldn't have asked for anymore. Would recommend". Head of Maths from an Academy in Manchester

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  • "An excellent day, very engaging and informative. The resources and practical strategies are going to help me to win hearts and minds across the non Maths staff I manage." Key Stage 3 Maths Lead
  • " A really eye opeing day, excellent in every way.  I have so much to take away with me, it is all going to help me develop in my role" Numeracy Co-ordinator at Neston High School in Cheshire
  • "A very useful and enlightening day, I feel much more confident in how to manage in my role and I have a clear plan to take back to school."  A Numeracy Co-ordinator from Myton School in the west Midlands
  • "I was so impressed with this training, the trainer knew so much and helped us all to move forward considerably in our knowledge of what to do to ensure the skills are seen as essential to all learning." A Numeracy Co-ordinator from an Academy in the North East
  • "Fantastic!! Couldn't have asked for anymore. Would recommend". Head of Maths from an Academy in Manchester
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