Y5-Y8 Continuity Programme



This programme includes: 3 face-to-face training days and 2 school visits. The programme is aimed at Y5, 6, 7 and 8 practitioners. In 2017-18 sessions were  delivered at a central venue drawing on primary and secondary schools from across Wigan, St Helens, West Lancashire, Sefton, Wirral and Manchester.

The programme is being facilitated by a highly experienced Secondary maths lead - Lindsay Porter and Primary Maths SLE- Mary Anne Ramsbottom. 

Sessions include:

Sharing of work samples- cross phase moderation/standardisation- expectations explored
Learning walks- school based focused visits
Agreeing common, precise mathematical language
CPD opportunities for the development of teacher subject knowledge and activity ideas around the four areas of calculation, algebra and fractions
Teaching for Mastery- how to incorporate the 5 big ideas- exemplification and expectation
CPA models used and scaffolds explored to ensure appropriate support and challenge is being provided across the two key stages
Identifying gaps and next steps.



NEW RESOURCE - to support the EEF Improving Maths in Key Stages 2 & 3 guidance report, they’ve  just published a Red Amber Green (RAG) self-assessment guide. It sets out what ‘ineffective’, ‘improving’ & ‘exemplary’ practice can look like for each recommendation: https://bit.ly/2Mv4rUJ This will be used as part of the project.  


This project is free of charge.

This work group will run again in 2018-19 with a focus on Wigan, West Lancashire and Cheshire areas