CPD and Networks

Maths Continuing Professional Development

In addition to the subject leader clusters we are delighted to offer a series of Maths training days covering issues that teachers are facing in the classrooms. Our Maths CPD programme is led by Jenny Cook, a well respected teaching and learning consultant.

“Jenny Cook is a freelance Primary Educational Consultant who specialises in mathematics and holds the NCETM (National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics) accreditation of Professional Development Lead.
She recently worked for the Centre for British Teachers (CfBT) as a Teaching and Learning Consultant and has since chosen to establish her own consultancy business. Jenny worked for CfBT for five years and for part of this time was a member of the leadership team which was responsible for the deployment of twelve Teaching and Learning Consultants in providing high quality support to schools. She devised a range of effective school improvement programmes tailored to the particular needs of individual schools and produced a variety of mathematics resources and training, which teachers utilised to enhance teaching and learning in their classrooms.

Jenny was also responsible for leading mathematics developments across Lincolnshire including playing a key role in the training of over a hundred Maths Specialist Teachers (MaSTs).

Jenny is an experienced class teacher who has taught in a variety of schools including a secondment to North Carolina, USA and a range of primary schools in Lincolnshire, fulfilling the roles of Maths Subject Leader, Deputy Head Teacher and Acting Head Teacher.

Through her company, Jenny Cook Consultancy, Jenny offers high quality school based support and central training courses which focus on all aspects of primary mathematics including raising attainment, increasing subject knowledge, promoting enjoyment and developing growth mindsets. Jenny enjoys opportunities to work directly with children of all ages. She supports senior leaders, teaching staff, support staff, governors and parents in providing a mathematical environment which engages all and leads to progress for every learner.

Jenny is passionate about primary mathematics and believes that building secure foundations steeped in conceptual understanding, fostering resilience and encouraging curiosity all lead to successful life-long learning in mathematics and children who see maths as a meaningful subject with application in everyday life.”

New teachers to Year 2 and to Year 6 have very specific needs, for whom understanding the dynamic nature of the curriculum and assessment expectations can often be a source of concern. To this end we are offering teachers new to these year groups a day’s training that aims to give them confidence and understanding of their year ahead.

We have selected elements which staff within our Alliance have requested support in as a starting point for our CPD offer. See the table below for full details of training we are offering.

The cluster meetings are the key forum whereby further training needs will be established, so to have your say- come along to the clusters!

Tailored training to your setting is readily available through our SLE and specialist teacher network. If you wish to discuss your needs in more detail please complete an enquiry form in the first instance. You will be contacted by one of our subject experts to discuss your needs in more specific detail.

Maths CPD Summary:





Wednesday 19st September 2018 9am – 12pm New to Year 2
Wednesday 19st September 2018 1pm – 4pm New to Year 6
Tuesday 2st October 2018 9am – 12pm SATs analysis
Monday 12st November 2018 TBA Polishing Professional Practice – ‘Planning, delivering and dealing with misconceptions’
Monday 19th November 2018 9am – 12pm Moderation and Assessment Year 2
Monday 19th November 2018 1pm – 4pm Moderation and Assessment Year 6
Thursday 22th November 2018 9am – 12pm Moderation and Assessment Years 1 & 3
Thursday 22th November 2018 1pm – 4pm Moderation and Assessment Years 4 & 5
Monday 4th February 2019 9am – 12pm To be announced
Wednesday 24th April 2019 9am – 12pm Moderation and Assessment Year 2
Wednesday 24th April 2019 1pm – 4pm Moderation and Assessment Year 6
Tuesday 11th June 2019 9am – 12pm Moderation and Assessment Years 1 & 3
Tuesday 11th June 2019 1pm – 4pm Moderation and Assessment Years 4 & 5

How do I book a place on a cluster or course?

For further information or to book a place at any of our Maths CPD events ring 01205 312153, complete an enquiry form or simply e-mail us at enquiries@connect-tsa.net.
Please email to claire.needham@btconnect.com