Date(s) - 16/11/2023
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Using a practical approach, this CPD for TA’s will deepen understanding of number through the use of resources and images.
Understanding number facts and number sense is one of the key areas in maths which KS1 children need for them to become fluent and confident in number. This CPD will support teaching assistants improve their subject knowledge and recognise misconceptions children may have in early number. The CPD uses a range of resources and images alongside maths games, outdoor learning and technology to motivate and engage all children. The use of maths language and questioning skills will also be a focus Integrated throughout the CPD is the importance of the teaching assistant role in supporting children with maths anxiety and maths misconceptions.
This session is suitable for Teaching Assistants in Early Years & Primary phases. This is also suitable for teaching assistants in special schools where children are working at a maths age of approx 4-7 years (KS1)
Helen Lynch from NJCEd Maths Consultancy is a qualified primary school teacher with senior management experience both in Maths and SEND. She has taught extensively across the whole primary age range in London and Oxfordshire. As a qualified Numbers Count teacher, she successfully led Numbers Count interventions and supported teaching assistants who led other Numbers Count programmes. She worked in Oxfordshire schools as a Leading Maths Teacher (LMT)for Oxfordshire Local Authority. She used her expertise to coach and improve subject knowledge in maths for both teachers and support staff. More recently she led the Teacher Research Group (TRG) for mastery in a school leading sustainable Professional Development and lesson study with a main focus on reasoning and problem solving, independent learning and growth mindset. She has successfully completed her NCETM Professional Development Lead qualification in 2019. She currently works with a number of schools – both supporting teachers in improving maths lesson design in a developmental team-teaching setting, as well as running training for staff.In 2022/2023 She has delivered face to face maths CPD to over 75 teaching assistants in ODST schools and the Banbury partnership. She has also delivered after school CPD to teachers in the ODST trust and other Oxfordshire schools.
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