Local Leaders of Maths Education

Developing Mathematics Teaching in South Yorkshire

The South Yorkshire Maths Hub is committed to supporting teachers of mathematics to develop their practice by creating a local community of educators working collaboratively together.

Along with the National Centre of Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (NCETM) the maths hubs nationally recognise the limited value of professional development programmes that merely “deliver training” but instead promote the collaborative nature of the working group in which colleagues work together on a specific focus of mathematical education with the common aim to recognise, develop and exercise best practice.

 

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Traditional “training” methods and day-courses have been shown to have limited impact on changing teachers’ classroom practice
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Programmes that include collaborative professional dialogue has proven to be more successful in developing classroom practice

 

Each year there are a number of opportunities for teachers to engage in work groups. These usually involve a programme of 4-6 sessions. The length of these workshops differ from group to group but are typically ½ day sessions or twilights. The expectation for participants will be to contribute to the professional discussions and engage in mutually agreed classroom activities that trial specific strategies and feedback their experiences to the group.

The focus areas of work groups in 2017/8 have included; Early Years, Lesson Design, Intervention, Developing Fluency, Evidencing Progress, Supporting SEND pupils as well as subject knowledge programmes for both teachers and teacher assistants.

For a full list of available work groups or to be kept up to date of opportunities in 2018/19, register for the monthly SYMH e-newsletter by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Each work group is led by a local leader of mathematics education (LLME) and teachers wishing to join this group of facilitators and help lead local maths development can contact Tara at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Work group leaders have their own network of support.

Support for work group leaders (WGL) is facilitated locally through the South Yorkshire Maths Hub and nationally through the NCETM, typically there will be a number of WGLs working together as a team and resources, activities and strategies will be shared.

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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)

 

 

 Primary ( November )

Secondary ( November )

Primary (October)

Secondary (October)

Primary (September)

Secondary (September)

Primary (August)

Secondary (August)

Primary (July)

Secondary (July)

Post 16 & KS5 (July)

Primary (June)

Secondary (June)

Post 16 & KS5 (June)

Primary (May)

Secondary (May)

Post 16 & KS5 (May)

Primary (April)

Secondary (April)

Post 16 & KS5(April)

Primary (March)

Secondary (March)

Primary (February)

Secondary (February)

Post 16 & KS5 (February)

Primary (January)

Secondary (January)

Post 16 & KS5 (January)

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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Shanghai Showcase 2019!

 

 There are two local schools hosting the 2019 China Exchange

Primary - Byron Wood, Sheffield

Secondary - Hungerhill, Doncaster

Primary Showcase lessons

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Secondary Showcase lessons

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Please email

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book onto any of these events, please give your school name, names of teachers you wish to attend and the date & venue of the event you wish to book for.

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Alliances

United Learning
Navigate Trust
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Universities

Sheffield Hallam University
University of Sheffield
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FE Colleges

Barnsley College
Doncaster College
Rotherham College of Arts & Technology
Sheffield College