Karen has been involved in Mathematics education for over 30 years: as a teacher, subject leader, Local Authority adviser and now working as an independent Maths consultant.
She is passionate about classroom pedagogy and her aim is to ensure all pupils experience a rich and varied Mathematics curriculum. This involves supporting schools in developing the quality of their Maths teaching and learning, coaching subject leaders, delivering staff professional development and advising on national agendas.
Karen is an accredited professional lead for the National Centre for the Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (NCETM).
- Wed 12 Oct 2022
- 13:00 - 15:30
Maths for Teaching Assistants (1 of 6)
For: Teaching assistants
This suite of modules is designed for teaching assistants who would like to enhance their specialist knowledge and focus on a range of strategies and approaches that can be used to support pupils in developing their knowledge and understanding of the Maths curriculum.
Each module will be delivered as a stand-alone session and so schools can tailor the CPDF to meet the individual requirements of their staff.
Module 1 – Early number sense
This module will explore the key aspects of number sense and how it plays a crucial role in building a solid foundation for basic numeracy. Consideration will be given to the barriers to learning some children may encounter and identifying how children develop an understanding of the place value system.
This is a six session programme. All six sessions must be attended.
-  Wed 12 October 2022
-  Thu 10 November 2022
-  Wed 15 February 2023
-  Tue 28 March 2023
-  Mon 22 May 2023
-  Thu 22 June 2023
Please note: If you book one of these sessions, then we will automatically book you on the others. So you only need to submit one booking.
You know as well as I do. We’ve got amazing TA’s who really want to support those children in maths. But what support have we given THEM? Six sessions to support your amazing TA’s in Maths. You know it makes sense. My advice is to send multiple TA’s; it is very little cost, for a fully Maths trained team!