# Training at Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form

Sir Isaac Newton is offering teachers wishing to become maths specialists in Key Stage2, 3, and 4 a chance to undertake free Teacher Subject Specialist Training (TSST).

## Our courses

In 2018/19 we will be running two courses: one aimed at teaching the primary maths curriculum, and one for the secondary maths curriculum. To achieve certification for either of these courses a minimum session attendance of 70% is required along with completion of the accreditation folder. More information on this will be provided at the first session.

The courses are split into 13 units, each focusing on a particular topic of the mathematics curriculum or a specific mathematical pedagogy. Emphasis, in particular, is placed on the key “golden threads” of excellent maths teaching: on the importance of conceptual understanding of topics, developing your knowledge of the connections between different mathematical topics, and providing you with an understanding of how to develop student’s fluency, reasoning and problem solving in maths. Our trainers will help you to understand the misconceptions that students face when learning mathematics to enable you to deliver the KS2, KS3, and 9-1 GCSE curricula with confidence.

## Primary course

This free course is designed for the following teachers:

- Primary teachers unsure about the maths curriculum content
- Primary teachers looking to extend and deepen their maths pedagogy and subject knowledge
- Primary teachers looking to lead the maths curriculum in their school
- Early Years teachers looking to teach Year 5 and 6
- Supply teachers looking to enhance their maths capability
- Returning teachers who are looking for subject support

### Course sessions and dates

Date and time(may be subject to change) |
Location | Session content |
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November 1, 2018 5pm - 7.15pm |
Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form | Effective mathematics teachingFive big ideas that support effective maths teaching in the new curriculum |

November 29, 2018 5pm - 7.15pm |
Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form | Conceptual understandingThe principles and practicalities behind conceptual maths teaching in the classroom |

January 22, 2019 5pm - 7.15pm |
Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form | FluencyUnderstanding the importance of seeing links and forming relationships between numbers or values |

February 12, 2019 5pm - 7.15pm |
Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form | ReasoningExploring the strategies required to solve problems by establishing an understanding of patterns and themes |

March 12, 2019 5pm - 7.15pm |
Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form | Problem solvingUnderstanding and appreciating how pattern is at the heart of mathematics |

April 5, 2019 9am to April 6, 2019 12pm | Wymondham College - residential | NumberUnderstanding positional, additive and multiplicative place value and the properties of number, including big numbers, decimals and negative numbers |

AlgebraUnderstanding the foundations of algebra, including the importance of equals |
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GeometryExploring the part of mathematics that is about shapes, sizes, positions and patterns |
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Calculations 1Exploring how effective addition and subtraction strategies underpin much of the curriculum |
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Calculations 2Exploring how effective multiplication and division strategies underpin much of the curriculum |
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Bar modellingExploring pictorial representations of problems or concepts and their benefit in visualising problems |
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May 21, 2019 5pm - 7.15pm |
Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form | Numbers in contextUnderstanding how measures and statistics are numbers in a context |

June 11, 2019 5pm - 7.15pm |
Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form | ProportionalityExploring fractions as the relationship between the parts of a whole and the whole itself |

## Secondary course

This free course is available for the following teachers:

- Non-specialist teachers (teachers in a secondary school who currently teach a different subject)
- Returning teachers who would like a refresher before returning to the classroom
- NQTs who would like further support and extra ideas to try in the classroom
- Primary teachers who will be teaching Year 7 or Year 8 maths
- Teachers with QTLS who have firm plans to teach in a secondary school
- Supply teachers (if not under a contract in a school and are committed to achieving a permanent job in a secondary school)
- Teachers without QTS (working in an academy)

If you are still interested in the course but don’t meet any of the above requirements (for example if you're a HLTA or cover supervisor) then we can offer this course for £450.

### Course sessions and dates

Date and time(may be subject to change) |
Location | Session content |
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November 1, 2018 5pm - 7.15pm |
Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form | Effective mathematics teachingFive big ideas that support effective maths teaching in the new curriculum |

November 29, 2018 5pm - 7.15pm |
Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form | Conceptual understandingThe principles and practicalities behind conceptual maths teaching in the classroom |

January 15, 2019 5pm - 7.15pm |
Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form | The number systemUnderstanding place value and the properties of number |

February 12, 2019 5pm - 7.15pm |
Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form | Calculation strategiesEffective addition, subtraction, multiplication and division strategie |

March 5, 2019 5pm - 7.15pm |
Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form | Problem solvingStrategies to enable students to construct and solve mathematical problems |

April 5, 2019 9am to April 6, 2019 12pm | Wymondham College - residential | ProportionalityUnderstanding fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio and proportionality |

ProbabilityEffective strategies to teach probability for conceptual understanding |
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TransformationsUnderstanding how geometrical shapes and functions may be transformed |
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Geometrical reasoningGeometrical problem solving in the new curriculum |
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Algebra and linear equationsIntroducing algebra and working with the unknown in a linear context |
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QuadraticsFurther algebra and working with the unknown in a quadratic context |
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May 21, 2019 5pm - 7.15pm |
Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form | MeasuresUnderstanding perimeter, area and volume and their interconnections |

June 4, 2019 5pm - 7.15pm |
Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form | Pythagoras and TrigonometryEffective strategies to introduce these 9-1 Foundation tier topicss |

## Find out more and apply

To apply for these courses please complete the primary or secondary application form below and return to tommarjoram@inspirationtrust.org

Please email tommarjoram@inspirationtrust.org if you have any queries about the courses.

The course is run in partnership with Wymondham College & Farlingaye High School as Eastern TSST. More information and dates for the same course run at these schools can be found at www.easterntsst.co.uk