“Giving your students roots to grow and wings to fly”
Work Group outline
Barriers to learning affect all pupils however previous research has shown that different individual SEND needs affect mathematics learning in different ways, and as such these individuals require carefully considered scaffolding, support and challenge to access the curriculum, different to those students following mainstream age-related curriculum in mainstream schools.
As every teacher is responsible for the SEND needs of all of their pupils, it will also be relevant to any adult delivering/supporting the maths curriculum empowering them to address the needs of specific students not making progress within the classroom, to reduce or remove the gap between them and their peers.
Who can take part
The Work Group will be suitable for KS1, KS2, KS3 and KS4 Teachers and Teaching Assistants in SEND and Mainstream settings.
What is involved
The sessions will cover topics aimed at increasing pupil participation and enjoyment in mathematics, as well as improving pupil progress through a growth mindset.
Participants will be given the tools to support the needs of pupils not making expected progress by:
Using and extending the use of the Concrete Pictorial Abstract (CPA) in the classroom
- Exploring the use of specific manipulatives and how they are best suited to particular mathematical content
- Developing an understanding of a range of known barriers to learning
- Deepen learning on particular barriers (e.g. memory and processing, mindset, maths anxiety, language) determined by the needs of the pupils
- There is an expectation that participants will complete gap tasks between each session
What is the cost?
The Work Group is fully funded by the Maths Hub programme and is free to all participating schools/colleges.
How to book
To book your place on this Work Group, please complete the booking form below: