SUBJECT LEADER REPORT MATHS - SUBJECTLEADER: JESSICASHAW REPORTDATE:02/09/2020 - COLERIDGE PRIMARY
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Overview of Subject How often is this subject taught? Maths is taught daily in every class from Foundation to Year 6. In Foundation, Maths is a 30 minutes a day with input and independent practice within this time. And maths mash up takes place every afternoon 5-10 minutes. Y1, Y2 have maths for 55 minutes a day and mash up 10 minutes daily. Y 3, 4, 5 and 6 have maths for an hour daily and 15 minutes of mash up daily. Who teaches this subject? All class teachers will teach this subject and HLTAs who are covering the session. Teaching assistants support groups and may take children out for some input or support. Children are taught in mixed ability groups Are there schemes of work in place for this subject? Staff use the White Rose blocks in order to plan their sequence of lessons alongside FRP support and worksheets from White Rose. How is your subject monitored? The subject is monitored through drop ins, learning walks, observations, peer observations/team teaching, book audits and pupil voice. This is done half termly through the QA cycle.
Strengths Future Planning TT rock stars put in place and times table intervention to improve 1) To implement new scheme of work and ensure gaps in learning multiplication knowledge and skills. Times table buddies and weekly are closed. tracking used to improve scores over time. 2) Monitor Mash Up sessions to include recaps from missed learning Monitored Mash Ups to ensure children are recapping and imbedding 3) Create interventions to support LAP/EAL and gaps created previous learning. from school closure 4) Develop diagnostic testing to ensure children are supported Maths team took part in TfM workgroup and observed mastery with gaps created by school closures including pre and post sessions in a variety of sessions to implement change in school. assessments. 5) Incorporate new DFE guidance and PD materials into scheme of Planning support done and observations done with all staff to ensure work to support key concepts for each year group. secure understanding of SOW and six part lesson. 6) To ensure scaffold are created for lower attainers and challenge is given through questioning and problem solving Marking parties done to improve marking and feedback across school. including non concepts. Marking and feedback is consistent throughout school: children are 7) Continue to monitor and track multiplication across school and responding to feedback in reflection time daily and are furthering ensure progress over time. 8) Monitor and evaluate lessons to ensure children are progressing their understanding whilst addressing misconceptions (green pen and in small steps within each session. blue pen work) 9) Continue work of Middle Leadership and continue to work with maths team and to include Foundation lead to develop Homework is given out and done weekly curriculum and implement change across school CPD delivered around small steps within session to improve 10) Work alongside new Foundation lead to create a mastery progression within a lesson and block. curriculum and embed this within the foundation stage. 11) Monitor support for LAP and SEND children in a mixed ability WAGOLL learning environment set up for staff to use to improve setting. learning environment in classrooms. 12) To monitor and develop the use of mental strategies and number facts across school Maths Mash Ups implemented and WAGOLL lessons observed and 13) Monitor and evaluate implementation of six part lesson discussed using ‘I noticed’ techniques structure Brain boxes created for concrete resources to be used in all lessons to support CPA approach
Planning is consistent with clear objectives, differentiation and vocabulary. Teachers all teaching in mixed ability and teaching at same pace
Maths Priorities The Big 3 Priorities for Maths Priority Area and Overview Outcomes Priority 1 1.1 Implement new scheme of work based on gaps in learning and to incorporate new DFE maths guidance to Learning, Teaching and Assessment ensure children consolidate key knowledge. 1.2 Develop Maths Mash Ups to include keep up sessions to address gaps in learning due to school closures. 1.3 To ensure LAP and SEND children are supported appropriately within a mixed ability session and create interventions to support gaps in learning for LAP, SEN and EAL due to school closures. 1.4 Work alongside new Foundation lead to create a mastery curriculum and embed this within the foundation stage. 1.5 To develop use of pre and post assessment as well as light touch testing to ensure gap analysis is monitored continuously 1.6 To develop the use of scaffolding for lower attainers and challenge for quick graspers to ensure children are supported and challenged appropriately. 1.7 Online portal developed to ensure children can keep up with math curriculum with math videos and worksheets to keep up at home. Priority 2 2.1 Continue to track monitor and deliver interventions to children across school around times tables Monitoring and evaluation of initiatives and 2.2 Continue to track monitor and deliver interventions to children across school around number facts. curriculum content 2.3 Implement progression of skills for number facts and mental strategies across school 2.4 Monitor and evaluate new scheme of work and six part lesson to ensure appropriate for staff – use observation cycle to support key year groups. 2.5 Review cross-curricular links between Geography/History/Art and maths and how this can be evidenced. Priority 3 3.1 To meet with maths team half termly to review action plan and discuss priorities Promoting Leadership and Management 3.2 Take part in monitoring and evaluation activities alongside team Create maths team across school to further upskill 3.3 Maths team to take part in training to develop subject knowledge of maths leadership middle leaders 3.4 Maths team to deliver staff training or briefings to support subject 3.5 Plan and deliver maths week alongside team to promote maths across school.
Action Plan for maths 2020-21 Subject/Department Leader: Staff Time Scales Actions/Milestones Outcomes Review JS and IT September 2020 Staff to be given training Staff to have secure Review October 2020 first training around new scheme of work, understanding of new around new progression of skills and curriculum and how to address scheme or work, progression of vocabulary. gaps in learning. Staff have a progression of Children to be given clear understanding of the skills and opportunity to address gaps progression of skills and vocabulary. in learning due to school vocabulary needed in each closures. year group. Spring and Staff training on DFE guidance Summer training Staff training on new DFE around: to be given as guidance to ensure key 1) Number and place issues arise. knowledge is consolidated value from previous year group 2) Number facts and used to assess 3) Addition and knowledge within new year Subtraction group. 4) Multiplication and Division 5) Fractions 6) Geometry Priority 1 JS Ongoing – half Maths Mash Up edited to Children’s gaps in learning will Review half termly termly address gaps in learning be filled where possible and from school closures. This children will be taught within time used to recap learning lessons pitched at their from previous year group. current year group. Priority 1
JS Ongoing – half To ensure LAP and SEND All children will be taught Review half termly termly children are supported lessons pitched at the same appropriately within a mixed pace. Provision provided to ability session. Interventions support LAPs to be exposed to implemented to ensure keep most of lesson content. Extra up not catch sessions provision monitored for those support children and with additional needs to decrease gaps in learning. ensure they are exposed to the appropriate curriculum. Intervention plan used to ensure all children are taught objectives missed from previous year. Priority 1 JS and AW September 2020 JS to work alongside AW to To implement mastery Review half termly and then ongoing implement mastery curriculum in the foundation curriculum. JS to create stage and ensure clear SOW/progression of skills progression of skills. alongside AW to support staff. Priority 1 JS September 2020 To develop use of pre and Teachers to have in depth Review October 2020 and ongoing post assessment as well as knowledge of whether light touch testing to ensure children have recovered lost gap analysis is monitored learning using light touch continuously testing throughout Autumn term. This to be collated and monitored through spread sheet.
JS January 2020 To develop the use of Lower attainers will be able to March 2020 scaffolding for lower keep up with curriculum attainers and challenge for though resources used to quick graspers to ensure support them within sessions. children are supported and Quick graspers given challenged appropriately. questioning and non-concepts and problems to ensure they are challenged in every lesson. JS September 2020 Online portal developed to Children will able to use October 2020 and continuously ensure children can keep up blended learning approach to with math curriculum with access learning at home math videos and worksheets through online portal. to keep up at home. Worksheets and videos will given for each objective covered in class so that children can keep up if self- isolating or if their bubble is closed. JS September 2020 Continue to track monitor Staff to be supported in Review termly December, May and July and then ongoing and deliver interventions to ensuring rapid progress in children across school made for children with their around times tables multiplication knowledge. Year 3 and 4 to deliver weekly interventions with Priority 2 key children identified by JS – times tables not known to be tracked. Children to practice using Maths Frame and TT Rockstars. Baselines and trackers to be monitored and reported by JS. Times Tables buddies to be implemented and parent
support if possible. JS September 2020 Continue to track monitor Children have a secure Review termly December, May and July and then ongoing and deliver interventions to number fact knowledge when children across school they come to more formal See above around number facts. abstract methods as they move up school. Y1 and 2 staff to test and track children in number Priority 2 facts. Y3 staff to also continue to test and support number facts for those who need further support from trackers. JS Jan 2020 Implement progression of Children to have secure Review termly December, May and July skills for number facts and understanding of mental mental strategies across strategies so they can use the school most efficient method when dealing with calculations Use DFE guidance to support children’s understanding of number facts and mastery PD materials. JS and IT September 2020 Monitor and evaluate new Staff will have a secure Review termly December, May and July scheme of work to ensure understanding of the appropriate for staff – use progression of skills needed observation cycle to support within each block. key year groups. Ensure new curriculum allows Also monitor use of 6 part children to close gaps and
lesson through observations embed learning appropriately. and questionnaires – is this the best way to support our children? What needs Priority 2 tweaking? Start with training and delivering of new scheme of work to ensure staff are secure with using this. Use drop ins and moderation to ensure these are being used appropriately as well as book looks and observations. JS, IT, JB, EG January 2020 Review cross-curricular links To ensure children are Review Feb 2020 and EM between exposed to maths curriculum Geography/History/Art and outside of maths sessions and maths and how this can be understand how they link to evidenced. key skills Priority 2
JS, AW, HH and Oct 2020 Meet with maths team half- To enhance leadership for Review Nov 2020 ZP Dec 2020 termly and deliver maths middle leaders Feb 2021 monitoring and evaluation May 2021 alongside them. Priority 3 June 2021 Including: drop ins, observations, book audits, planning audit and data anaylsis. JS, HH and ZP Feb 2021 Plan and deliver maths week To enhance leadership for March 2020 alongside team to promote maths middle leaders and maths across school. support subject knowledge Priority 3
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