Mastering Mastery

Vicky Wheelhouse, Sarah Denison and Jo Sibley

09:00-10:00, Friday 1 July

Session description

Looking at Mastery at KS3 and how what we learn (and how we learn) at KS3 is vital for our KS5 students. Vicky and Sarah will share Deeper Maths and GeoGebra activities which demonstrate vividly the importance of the underlying structures introduced at KS3 which underpin KS5 success.

This session is suitable for all teachers of secondary mathematics, including those teaching only a specific key stage.

Interests: A level Mathematics / Further MathematicsKS3 and KS4

About the speakers

Vicky has worked as a secondary maths teacher for 13 years. She has led at KS3, KS4 and KS5. Vicky trained as a Secondary Mastery Specialist with the NCETM before joining MEI in 2020. Her work now encompasses the Deeper Maths project and On Demand Professional Development courses.

Sarah worked as a teacher and KS5 lead for 17 years before joining MEI in 2020 as a Maths Education Support Specialist. Her role includes project managing Deeper Maths, coordinating the AMSP work with other subjects and delivering training on using Desmos.

Jo lives on the sunny south coast and taught Mathematics and Further Mathematics in a school there for 21 years, including three years as a SENCo. She has been a Further Maths Network Centre Manager and then an FMSP Area Coordinator before joining MEI in 2014. She has a specialism in delivering mathematics online, is an avid comic book reader and reviewer and will drop everything if offered an interesting maths problem. Her family are very patient.