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Literacy in Mathematics – Creating Problem Solvers

After a recent OFSTED inspection my school was told to focus on literacy across the curriculum. All HoDs were asked to provide a strategy document detailing how we develop student’s literacy.

Literacy in Mathematics – Creating Problem Solvers

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Blogs about Professional Development

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Mathematics OFSTED Inspection – The Deep Dive

We had an OFSTED inspection last week with 3 HMI trialing the new framework. After a hour interview with a HMI, two joint observations and a book look I wrote a blog to share my experience as Head of Maths.

Mathematics OFSTED Inspection – The Deep Dive

Number Lessons

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Shape Lessons

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Top Tips for Differentiating for the Most Able in a Mathematics Lesson

Differentiation does not have to mean planning three different lessons. In this blog I share 4 simple and easy to manage tips to challenge the most able students.

Top Tips for Differentiating for the Most Able in a Mathematics Lesson

Algebra Lessons

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Statistics Lessons

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Homework ideas for Mathematics Lessons

In this blog I share some fairly out of the box homework ideas for mathematics lessons to show setting homework does not have to be a time consuming chore

Homework ideas for Mathematics Lessons

Featured Schemes of Work

Exam Revision Programme
Exam Revision Programme


The program of revision reminds students of the key concepts, at their potential target grade. It is based around a cycle of formal fortnightly, hour long assessments which are provided by examination boards.

Properties of Shapes
Properties of Shapes


Properties of shapes teaches students how to describe 2D and 3D shape using key vocabulary.  Learning progresses from visualising the different types of triangles and quadrilaterals to understanding how prisms are different from other 3D shapes.

Algebraic Expessions
Algebraic Expessions

Students learn how to write and simplify algebraic expressions using the correct notation.  Learning progresses from simplifying expressions by collecting like terms to factorising quadratics.

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Literacy in Mathematics – Creating Problem Solvers

Last year my school had a OFSTED trial inspection. Whilst the maths team recieved favourable feedback the inspectors noted a need for a focus on whole school literacy. Because of this I was asked to demonstrate how we develop student’s literacy in mathematics. Literacy in Mathematics By developing student’s literacy in mathematics we aim to […]

Angles in Polygons

There are two key learning points when solving problems with angles in polygons.  The first is to understand why all the exterior angles of a polygon have a sum of 360°.  The second is to understand the interior and exterior angles appear on the same straight line. Students can be told these two facts and […]

Getting Ready for a New School Year

When getting ready for a new school year I have a list of priorities to work through. Knowing my team have all the information and resources they need to teach their students gives me confidence we will start the term in the best possible way.  Mathematics Teaching and Learning Folder All teachers receive a folder […]