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Want to know which funded support would be best for you or your school for Secondary and Post 16?   

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 Boolean Secondary PD Opportunities 2021-22

Book before 10 November to secure your place 

 Checkpoints for Year 7 teachers

Getting Year 7 students off to a secure start in maths is important for the rest of their time in secondary school, especially when the pandemic has disrupted their primary school experience.  Checkpoints are diagnostic activities that will help teachers assess the understanding students have brought with them from primary school, and suggest ways to address any gaps that become evident.  To get the most out of the activities, sign up for the associated professional development seminars – details are below.  There’ll be enough for three Checkpoints a week across the whole school year.  

The next seminars take place on 29 November and 9 December.  For further information on Checkpoints and to sign up to the seminars or request previous recordings follow the link HERE


The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions

Mathematics is an interconnected subject in which pupils need to be able to move fluently between representations of mathematical ideas. The programmes of study are, by necessity, organised into apparently distinct domains, but pupils should make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. They should also apply their mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects.