9 May – 13 May

9 May – 13 May

A week of new course releases, Japanese lingo and a big well done for SATs…

Monday: Beth and Kelsey geared up for a busy week of training and school to school support workshops. They would like to pass on a big well done to the Year 6 teachers and students for all of their hard work for SATs. Beth and Kelsey would also like to pass on a thank you to the Year 2 classes, who over the last couple of weeks have been doing some amazing work. To round off the day, the team (including our new recruits) got together to discuss exciting plans for 2016-17. We want to be in a position to give schools greater support when they use our schemes.

Tuesday: Jennie (our Maths Hub Senior Administrator) set up a booking system for our 6 July conference ‘Maths- Everyone Can.’ Jennie expects bookings to fly in next Tuesday when we officially launch the conference. We have a fantastic line-up of world class speakers confirmed, so keep an eye on our website to ensure that you secure your place.

Wednesday: After two busy days delivering courses, Paul decided to research the culture in Japan ahead of his trip at the end of June. Paul is going to be out there as part of an international lesson study project. Paul’s research saw him ensuring he could communicate “I have a fish allergy,” in Japanese. Jennie made sure the host school was aware of this and avoided any Sushi restaurant bookings!

Thursday: The team travelled to London for the Maths No Problem Conference. Tony was down to represent the Hub at The Confident Maths Teacher event. The rest of the team discussed exciting plans for the upcoming year. Meanwhile back at the office we launched two new courses – Place Value for Mastery support for KS1 and KS2 teachers and our Free Shanghai Experience Day.

Friday: Tony was honoured to attend the Maths No Problem Conference: The Confident Maths Teacher.  Dr Hannah Fry was truly inspirational.  It was also great to hear Emma Valerio who is one of our biggest Twitter followers. The conference focused on how teachers can inspire pupils and help them succeed in learning maths.

Find out more from the conference next week and until then keep your eyes peeled for our 6 July conference ‘Maths: Everyone Can.’ The official launch is on Tuesday!