The evidence for mastery in maths is clear. Now we need to talk about how to embed it into UK schools.

I was thrilled to see the results of a new University of Oxford impact study today , highlighting and confirming my belief that OUP’s mastery in maths programme Inspire Maths  can make a very real positive impact on children’s maths abilities. I have seen first-hand the difference that mastery can make when visiting schools in Singapore . My Pals Are Here! – which Inspire Maths is based […]

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Curriculum Changes in Wales

As Heraclitus said: ‘The only thing that is constant is change.’ And that’s certainly an accurate description of the education landscape in Wales. Whilst teachers in England have been dealing with the issues surrounding SATs and a new knowledge based curriculum, teachers in Wales have had curriculum change after curriculum change introduced, and the biggest […]

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INSET Days: Keeping them relevant

Earlier this year, the Teacher Development Trust called for a move away from models of one-off, one-day continuing professional development and learning (CPDL) for teachers, to more effective longer-term programmes of support and engagement. This raises questions about the role of ‘In Service Education Training’ (INSET) days. How do school leaders protect these days, building them into CPDL […]

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