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Maths Teachmeet 3

April 26

By popular request, and after the first two very successful maths teachmeets we are back for more with #3!

Come along for a free mathematical mingle, shared over coffee and cake. Come and share your passion for maths in the classroom by signing up for a presentation, or just come along to be an interested lurker. We welcome anyone and everyone, across all sectors, interested in maths education; teachers, researchers, students, lecturers... and more.

And as a very special incentive to come and share with others your passion and love of mathematics education we are offering you a fabulous prize. If you present you will be eligible to be in the draw for of a year’s membership to the fantastic learning resource centre. What's not to love?

If this sounds like your cup of tea (and cake!) you can register for free tickets here


Research-engaged writing

Wed 23 May 9.30-12
Fri 6 July  9.30-12

This course comprises of four sessions spread over the summer and spring terms with a whole day to launch the project in January, followed by three further half days to ensure the project maintains momentum.  It is for teachers or subject leaders who wish to raise the quality of children’s writing in their classrooms.  Participants will consider the research on what the research tells us about the effective teaching and learning of writing.  Participants will then devise their own research projects, enabling them to carry out a small-scale enquiry with an identified group or class of pupils.  Participants will be able to explore and consider their own findings, as well as learning from the findings of the other course members.  Due to the nature of this project, there is space for 12 participants only.

Cost: £315 per person. All CAT staff benefit from a 10%. Non-CAT staff can enjoy a 10% discount for each additional colleague from the same school. We do hope you can join us!

Supporting Maths for Teaching Assistants, 4 Sessions 

This course is for Teaching Assistants who support mathematics learning and teaching in the classroom. It will enable you to improve and develop your own Subject Knowledge and confidence in Mathematics. You will also develop a range of strategies to support children in their Mathematics learning, overcome barriers to learning Mathematics, raise attainment for all children and close the attainment gap for children with additional learning needs.

Session 1: Understanding the Place Value System, Tuesday 6 March, 1pm-3pm
Session 2: Mental and written strategies for Addition and Subtraction, Tuesday 13 March, 1pm-3pm
Session 3: Mental and written strategies for Multiplication and Division, Tuesday 20 March, 1pm-3pm
Session 4: Developing the use of number in problem solving contexts, Tuesday 27 March, 1pm-3pm

Cost: £280 (£250 for two persons from the same school)

*costs are reduced by 10% for CAT schools and any delegate in addition to the first from any other school.

If you have any queries about the course please direct them to Sam Parkes at . If you would like to book, please email with your name, school name and contact email address.


Thursday 24 May - SEND Conference
Wednesday 13 June - MFL Conference

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Teacher Conversion Programme

Subject Specialism: Secondary Maths and English

The 2018 Programme is aimed at the secondary age range. Participants will be qualified teachers who are either seeking a career change (e.g. changing from one subject specialism to English or Maths); or they may be working across two or more departments already. As such the participants may or may not be working in a Maths or English department setting. The programme can also accommodate less experienced/early career teachers who are seeking to enhance their subject knowledge in Science, Maths or English.

The Programme design reflects the feedback of the University tutors and the evaluations from previous participants, plus stakeholder comments:

"Thoroughly enjoyed the experience because of its predominantly practical nature, the quality of the tutoring received and the relevance of the strategies and resources that were shared.
Head teacher feedback.

Just fantastic – love going through the process of how to teach a specific skill. Really makes me feel that I can do this!”
Teacher feedback.

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