John Barton, an experienced mathematics teacher, is working for HUDCETT as the Maths Lead to co-ordinate the delivery of the Maths Pipeline Programme in the North West and Yorkshire and the Humber regions.
The Maths Pipeline follows on from the highly successful Maths Enhancement Programme. It is for anyone within further education who possesses a Level 2 qualification in Mathematics and is currently teaching numeracy or Functional Maths or GCSE Mathematics. It has been designed to improve Maths teachers’ knowledge; develop their pedagogical skills, including the use of technology; share resources for teaching GCSE Mathematics; and give a deeper understanding of the content of the GCSE Mathematics and the needs of those who are studying it. HUDCETT will be responsible for Yorkshire and the Humber region and the North West region (including Cumbria) and Success North (Newcastle College) will look after most of the provision in the North East.
Each course will be led by an experienced trainer and consists of 1 day’s face to face tuition. The 3 courses are: Number, Probability and Statistics; Ratio, Proportion and Algebra; Geometry and Measure. The courses will be delivered between now and the end of March at 3 venues in each region. The cost of each 1 day course is £100.
John is available to offer advice about the courses and can be contacted by email at J.Barton@hud.ac.uk. More general enquiries can be emailed to HUDCETTMathsLead@hud.ac.uk. All bookings for these courses and details of other maths courses can be accessed on the ETF website.
We are also planning our third Maths Fest during the summer. This has been very successful over the past two years and promises a brilliant opportunity for input and networking again this year.
We ran the Maths Enhancement Project till November 2015, and the Maths Pipeline till February 2016 in the North West and Yorkshire and the Humber regions. We are currently waiting to hear details of any future projects from the Education and Training Foundation.
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