Improving the teaching and learning of mathematics in vocational education

FE Sussex is pleased to provide you with the opportunity to participate in a maths improvement event at no charge.

Funded by the Department for Education this workshop is FREE OF CHARGE to attend and is aimed at teachers of mathematics in colleges of further education and in work based learning. The workshop will provide practical hints, tips and recommendations which will assist in improving the teaching and learning of mathematics in vocational education. Specialist inputs will be provided by mathematics advisors and by an experienced part time inspector.

Improving the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics in Vocational Education

Wednesday 3rd February 2016, 9.30am to 1pm

Chichester College

Westgate Fields, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1SB


1 0900 Refreshments on arrival All
2 0930 Welcome and objectives of the day Tim Strickland, CEO FE Sussex
3 0935 Timetabling and managing GCSE and functional skills maths for maximum attendance and outcomes

  • Key challenges
  • Examples of timetabling models and how well they work
  • Helping specialist maths and vocational teachers to work together
  • IAG and its importance in the culture of success
Tim Strickland, CEO FE Sussex
4 1000 Successful teaching techniques and examples of good practice used to deliver maths in vocational education. Practical examples of proven good practice

  • Maths via portable devices and other technologies
  • The flipped classroom
  • Contextualisation and integration of maths in vocational education
Barbara Nance, Maths Professional Development lead for South East and London
5 1045 Refreshment break
6 1100 Learning Resources and technology for use in the teaching and assessment of maths for vocational learners Thomas Stoner, City and Guilds
7 1120 Ofsted inspections

  • Current inspection outcomes and commentary in relation to maths
  • Examples of good practice
Ian Goodwin, Education Inspector FE and Skills
8 1215 Managing GCSE maths

  • GCSE – free resources sponsored by ETF
  • Professional Exchange Networks (PENs)
Tim Strickland, CEO FE Sussex
9 1230 Summary and close All

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