Maths – Lesson Study

Context

Why introduce a lesson study focusing on numeracy across the school at MHS?

Students and Teachers

  • To carry on developing and raising standards in numeracy across the school ;
  • To continue promoting a growth mindset effectively when approaching maths problems;
  • To develop & expand class teachers’ knowledge, skills and understanding of how numeracy can be embedded across the curriculum;
  • To carry on encouraging the development of partnerships between classroom teachers;

Methodology

What are you going to do – what teaching approaches are you going to use?

  • Consistent approach to the use of calculation policy
    • Training teachers to improve strategies for teaching and learning of calculation strategies in Mathematics. To ensure that calculation is taught consistently across the school.
  • Vocabulary
    • Consistently implement bespoke and whole school interventions aimed at extending students vocabulary in mathematics
  • Whole staff training
    • Specific staff to receive bespoke training on chosen interventions;
    • Working in partnership with other stakeholders;
    • Evidence based practice, implementation process through research lesson study group and CPD;
    • All staff to receive training on how numeracy can be embedded across the curriculum.

Implementation

  • Training
    • Inter school collaboration as a part of peer support network
    • Training programme for specific staff on numeracy
    • Whole school staff training on aspects of embedding numeracy across the curriculum
    • Whole school staff training on how to use a calculation policy
  • Coaching
    • Head of Department acts as coach to Focus group in implementing developed numeracy programme
    • Focus group to coach teachers/support staff/ intervention staff throughout the lifespan of the project
  • Educational materials
    • Research for a new strategies of using mathematics across curriculum
    • Online research to reading including specific vocabulary modules in mathematics for staff and students

Monitoring and Evaluations

  • Staff to film good practice of the teaching of Numeracy which will then be shared between the foci group;
  • The foci group will analyse observations of each non maths lesson and the impact it had on the students learning and development in mathematics;
  • Project lead to monitor understanding and attitude of using numeracy across the curriculum– students’ and teachers surveys.
  • On–going monitoring of numeracy in class ( Weekly maths challenge) provided by Focus group

Outcomes

  • All teachers are teachers of numeracy;
  • Raised the standards of numeracy of all of Maplewell Hall School students;
  • Developed ability to use numeracy skills effectively in all areas of the curriculum and the skills necessary to cope confidently with the demands of further education, employment and adult life;
  • Increased access to maths resources;
  • Teachers are equipped with the skills and resources to teach numeracy;
  • Share good practice of numeracy across the school to enable the students to succeed at improving their mathematic skills;
  • Baseline and continued assessments are effectively used to inform pupil’s next steps;
  • Improved students’ social and emotional development, particularly confidence and self- efficacy.