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Craig Barton: A conference for Newly Qualified and Recently Qualified teachers of Secondary Mathematics

July 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This conference will offer participants an opportunity to consider a range of creative and critical ideas that will contribute to ongoing developments in their schools and their own classrooms. There will be a focus on exploring stimulating and practical strategies and resources in order to further develop pedagogy and practice and maximise t heir impact on pupil outcomes. This will be an excellent chance to draw upon the challenges and triumphs of some of the best teachers from across the region. In doing so we hope to accelerate the rate of development of our new teachers as they progress from ‘novice to expert’, build a robust professional learning community within our schools and, in so doing, secure improved outcomes in GCSE mathematics for all pupils.

Workshops include:
– Intelligent use of question level analysis to support improvement
– 10 Top Tips – What makes a difference and why?
– Literacy in Mathematics – What is it and why is it important for ‘mastery’? An opportunity to explore effective use of mathematical language across the primary and secondary curriculum
– Maximising retention and understanding
– Reshaping teaching approaches to match the new challenges at GCSE
– Academic resilience: developing communication, problem solving, independence and self – motivation
– Harnessing the power of talk to stimulate and extend students’ thinking and advance their learning and understanding

Keynote Speaker Craig Barton
Craig has been a maths teacher since 2004, working at Range High School in Formby, and Thornleigh Salesian College in Bolton. Four years into his career he was appointed as an Advanced Skills Teacher (AST). Since 2009 Craig has been the Secondary Maths Adviser to TES (formerly the Times Educational Supplement), the largest professional network of teachers in the world. The role involves curating and reviewing some of the amazing resources written by generous and talented maths teachers all over the world, as well as writing newsletters, building collections, and running @TESMaths Twitter. Since building mrbartonmaths.com in 2007, Craig’s website has been used by millions of teachers, students and parents across the world. In 2016 the website was given a much needed make-over, introducing my Topics and Rich Task sections. Mr Barton Maths Podcast was also launched in 2015.

Booking a place:
Please contact Abby Fox to book a place by emailing abigail.fox@durham.gov.uk

Cost: £125 (Durham School Partners) £150 (Non partner schools)


July 11, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Durham Leadership Centre
Spennymoor, DL16 6YP + Google Map