3 – 7 October

An incredibly busy week, 24 hours in Germany and disappointment at missing Mark Wahlberg

Monday

Jill had a busy day making the final preparations for the calculating with fractions twilight. Jill is gaining a reputation as a super-organised trainer. Jennie is particularly pleased that Jill provides her resources for printing well-ahead of time! Beth and Steph literally paid a flying visit to Germany to deliver some training – and returned home less than 24 hours later.

Tuesday

The team delivered a fantastic ‘train the trainer’ session. The hub is currently licencing a small number of Teaching Schools to deliver White Rose Maths Hub designed Bar Modelling twilights. The training session helps these alliances to deliver sessions of a highest quality, and ensures more schools can access this in-demand training in their area.

Wednesday

Paul went back to his Lancashire roots with a trip to Preston to deliver his favourite training topic, Bar Modelling, whilst Jennie had an interesting drive down the M62 after unfortunately leaving a box of training resources in the office. Caroline enjoyed a trip out to a local school to teach some maths lessons, which are being provided as part of a package of support. The team all regularly teach lessons to ensure that they can keep themselves up-to-date with their own practice, as well as of course being reminded of why the training, support and advice the hub provides is so important to helping improve experiences of maths for young people.

Thursday

Tony, Beth and Kelsey presented and exhibited at a special event at the Bradford Media Museum, with the free schemes of learning and assessments proving a popular topic of discussion. The team did manage a quick tour of the museum, although Beth and Kelsey were disappointed that Tony would not see a brilliant new documentary ‘Deepwater Horizon’ that was showing at the IMAX. Their interest of course was not related to lead actor Mark Wahlberg!

Friday

After a hectic week, Jennie managed to tie up the loose ends on three new whole school bookings. Already the team are full for common INSET training days well into next year, and the twilight events are also proving hugely popular. Poor Kelsey was pleased that the team is so helpful – it took the whole office over half an hour to load her car for the events (including a long trip to Essex) she has next week, although Tony somehow managed to leave the office with only his laptop bag! The team would like to wish all readers a restful weekend.