Lesson Study Conference

This successful conference was held on Friday 15th September

Documents available to be downloaded are;

"Teaching is not an intervention" presentation

"Lost in translation" presentation.

Feedback presentation (St Mary's)

Feedback presentation (St Thomas of Canterbury)

 

 

A conference for school leaders and leaders of learning

Using evidenced-informed practice to improve the effectiveness of teaching

Sheffield Institute of Education Sheffield Hallam University

Friday 15 September 2017

“Research leads teachers back to the things that lie at the heart of their professionalism: pupils, teaching and learning.”      Jean Rudduck

 

Programme

0900 – 0930    Registration and Coffee

0930 – 0945    Opening Remarks

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0945 – 1030    Session 1 - Lost in Translation

Lesson Study is sometimes compared to the wok done in professional learning communities, often called Teacher Research Groups (TRGs). Lesson Study differs to TRG’s in a number of important areas. Professor Geoff Wake from the University of Nottingham will describe how variants of ‘Authentic Lesson Study’ have developed and of their relative impact.

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1030 – 1200    Session 2 - Outcomes of the Sheffield Lesson Study Project 2016

Over the last year 7 primary, 1 special and 3 secondary schools have taken part in a professional development process known as Lesson Study in order to improve the outcomes for pupils in mathematics. Headteachers from some of the schools will explain how the project has impacted on the quality of learning in mathematics and how they intend to use Lesson Study to improve learning in other subjects.

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1200 – 1300    Lunch

1300 – 1400    Session 3 – Teaching is not an intervention

In the Sheffield Lesson Study Project the development of the research lessons focused on the teaching of problem solving by planning carefully for anticipated responses using specific problems given to the whole class.   Bob Sawyer will exemplify the importance of task design and planning for anticipated pupil responses using case study material from the project and lessons taught in Japan.

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1400 – 1415    Coffee

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1415 – 1500    Session 4 – Dame Alison Peacock

Dame Alison took up the role of CEO of the Chartered College of Teaching in January 2017. She will explain the importance of collaborative professional learning that seeks to connect colleagues and to support pedagogy through evidence-informed practice across regions.   Alison will talk about her experience as teacher, headteacher and system leader in the context of developing a new culture of professional learning led by the emerging Chartered College of Teaching.

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Tickets

  • Standard day conference ticket £40

  • Chartered College Members £20

  • Teacher Trainees & project school members (FREE)

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To book, please complete online booking form found at this link

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https://goo.gl/forms/L2i5H7xPtxHaqUmz2

 

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Koshi Lesson Study

The development of Koshi work group is to be led by Bob Sawyer and details of the work group’s activity will be made available on this page.

Koshi are known as the "knowledgeable others" and support the lesson study process not least by attending to and supporting the professional dialogue amongst teachers.

As well as the work group supported by Maths Hubs, the programme to develop and embed lesson study in Sheffield schools is continuing through the support of Learn Sheffield.

To register an interest in working with Learn Sheffield alongside the lesson study schools please contact Bob at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

In December 2017 there is an opportunity to attend presentations in Manchester from Akihiko Takeshi, a reknowned leader in Koshi Lesson study, for a flyer with further details click here

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Local maths posts available

Schools across the South Yorkshire region have been invited to publicise any Maths associated teaching posts that are available here.

SYMH will endeavour to keep this information correct and up to date however colleagues are strongly advised to contact schools to confirm dates and details.

The Gainsborough Academy

Required for April 2018 or earlier by negotiation

#1 Head of deapartment (Maths) - click for details

#2 Second in department (Maths) - click here for details

The closing date for the above post is Friday 15 December 2017 at 12 noon.

 

 

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Local Teaching Schools

Whilst the South Yorkshire Maths Hub is coordinated through the Hallam TSA there are a number of other local teaching school alliances that can provide support and opportunities for development.

Some of these opportunities are coordinated through the SYMH and in conjunction with the hub. However teaching schools can also offer specific training and bespoke support. Below is a list of local Teaching Schools and a link to their homepages. Each have been invited to publicise any maths specific support they can offer.

Barnsley TSA

Clairvaux TSA

Escafeld TSA

Fusion TSA

Hallam TSA

LEAD Urban TSA

Learners First TSA      

Learning Unlimited TSA

Partners in Learning TSA

Sheffield TSA

Tykes TSA

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Local network meetings

Below are listed network meetings for teachers and leaders of Maths. Where possible SYMH tries to keep the dates and venues up to date but please contact the organiser for full details of who the meeting is for and confirmation of times etc.

Primary

Rotherham Primary Maths Coordinators:

Organiser (on behalf of Rotherham School Improvement Service) : Georgina Brown;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Maths Primary network meeting:

Organiser (on behalf of Learn Sheffield) Delia Evans, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Monday 27th November, St Wilfrids, Millhouses Lane

Monday 19th March, St Wilfrids, Millhouses Lane

Monday 25th June, LUTSA (training room) St Thomas of Canterbury School.

Secondary

Sheffield Maths Teachers Network :

Organiser (on behalf of Sheffield TSA) Alida Allen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last meeting's notes: Tuesday 28th November 2018 - Longley Park Sixth Form College

All of the documents from the meeting are available to download at the bottom of the page.

Doncaster Heads of Department :

Organiser (on behalf of Doncaster Borough Council) Sharon Farrow This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last meeting: Wednesday 27th September 3.30-5.30 at Outwood Adwick

Next meetings scheduled

22nd November 2017

24th January 2018

7th March 2018

25th April 2018

20th June 2018

 Rotherham Heads of Department :

Organiser (on behalf of Learners First TSA) Allie Cowley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Next meeting: Tues 10th October - venue tbc

Key Stage 5

South Yorkshire KS5 A level network :

Doncaster FLYER

Rotherham FLYER

Sheffield FLYER

Organiser (on behalf of FMSP) Pete Sides This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KS5 networks

For confirmation of dates and venues please contact Pete Sides

 

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Newsletters & Updates

Each month, SYMH publishes an e-newsletter "Update" for each of the phases, Primary, Secondary & Post 16.

We email all subscribers on our distribution list as appropriate, you can opt to be sent any or all of these or access them via this page. Newsletter Updates are available below from Jan 2016 and copies can be downloaded from the list below. 

If you would like to be on the distribution list please register with SYMH by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Please look out for these monthly emails and if necessary tell your IT team we are a trusted sender.

We welcome contributions to both this website and upcoming newsletters. Please feel free to drop us an email with news of your or your students' achievements and successes that you'd like to share.

E-newsletter updates 2017/8

Primary (December)

Secondary (December)

Post 16 & KS5 (December)

 

Extra Update Primary (November)

Extra Update Secondary (November)

Primary (November)

Secondary (November)

Post 16 & KS5 (November)

 

Primary (October)

Secondary (October)

Post 16 & KS5 (October)

Primary (September)

Secondary (September)

Post 16 & KS5 (September)

 

All previous years' e-newsletters can be found as PDFs at the bottom of this page

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Working together

Quick links to work group and associated pages (click on sub-headings below) 

Developing effective lesson study

England China Exchange

E-newsletter updates from SYMH

 

Click on any of the sub-titles below to access the specific pages where you will find links to associated contacts and/or websites.

Local network meetings

SYMH supports all forms of networking that looks to enhance and improve the teaching of Maths in the region.

If you have a network meeting you wish to publicise here please contact Patricia Parish at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Local Teaching Schools and Alliances

There are a number of TSAs across the region many provide specific and bespoke support to schools

Each have been invited to publicise what specific Maths support they can offer schools.

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Mathematical Associations

Maths is not short of professional and academic associations.

Here are listed a sample with links to their respective homepages.

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China England Teacher Exchange

A new cohort of teachers will take part in the England China exchange in 2017/8 with two further local teaching for mastery primary specialists visiting Shanghai in the autumn term.

The return visit by two primary Chinese teachers will take place in the Spring term of 2018 and will be hosted by St John's Primary, Penistone.

During both legs of the exchange participating teachers will engage in collaborative teacher research group discussions and observations.

Details of opportunities for colleagues to observe showcase lessons will be announced in due course.

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