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2017 New Year... Further New Dates for Mastery Seminars

New dates in London, Somerset, Hampshire, Surrey, Essex and now Cheshire for the Spring Term. How do we know children have mastered or are on-track to master age-related expectations? What does Mastery really mean in the context of schools in England? How do we ensure that children continue to enjoy their learning of mathematics, are excited by maths and can solve problems in their own ways?

Important questions about Mastery are being discussed everywhere.

  • How do we know children have mastered or are on-track to master age-related expectations? 
  • What does Mastery really mean in the context of schools in England? 
  • How do we ensure that children continue to enjoy their learning of mathematics, are excited by maths and can solve problems in their own ways?

In this session, Professor Ruth Merttens offers practical solutions underpinned by a robust theoretical perspective which starts with the premise that education cannot be divorced from its context in an open democracy. 

The session will cover:

  • A useful and working definition of Mastery
  • Formative assessment of Mastery in primary classrooms
  • Implications for teaching:
  1. Problem solving and reasoning
  2. Skills and meta-skills
  3. Models and images

The sessions are taking place throughout the Spring Term:

  • The London session will take place at Essex Primary School in Newham (E12 6QX) on Thursday 26th January at 4.00 - 5.30pm, arrival and refreshments from 3.45pm
  • The Somerset session will take place at All Saints Church of England Primary School in Montacute (TA15 6XG) on Wednesday 1st February at 4.00 - 5.30pm, arrival and refreshments from 3.45pm
  • The Cheshire session will take place at The Firs School in Chester (CH2 2HJ) on Friday 17th February at 9.30am - 12.30pm. There are a limited number of places available at this extended session. 
  • The Hampshire session will take place at The Pilgrims' School (SO23 9LT) on Wednesday 1st March at 4.00 - 5.30pm, arrival and refreshments from 3.45pm
  • The Surrey session will take place at Guildford High School (GU1 1SJ) on Thursday 2nd March at 4.15 - 5.45pm, arrival and refreshments from 4.00pm 
  • The Essex session will take place at St John's Green Primary School - Abbey Field Site (CO2 7SZ) on Wednesday 22nd March at 4.00 - 5.30pm, arrival and refreshments from 3.45pm

The session is of immediate interest to all primary teachers and particularly primary maths co-ordinators or those in senior management positions.  It is FREE and open to all teachers.

It is essential to book a place and spaces are available on a ‘first-come, first served’ basis. Please contact diana@hamilton-trust.org.uk for further details and to book a place.

Some of of the feedback we've had from seminars in 2016:

Please pass my sincere thanks on to Prof. Merttens – it was excellent. I now have, for the first time, a secure and positive model for describing and applying a mastery curriculum into our school. Without throwing out the excellent practice in our school we can make some changes to further impact our children.

It was inspirational.