A lot of you probably know that for a while I have had the idea of organising a CPD conference aimed at KS5 mathematics. I feel that this is an area that isn’t served as well as lower Key Stages (of course MEI, FMSP do fantastic work in this area!) and with the imminent changes to A-Level mathematics there is a need for some collaboration in my opinion.
With this in mind Tom Wicks (the University of Nottingham’s School of Mathematical Sciences’ teaching officer) and Ria Symonds (the FMSP Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire coordinator) and myself have decided to organise a day conference towards the beginning of the summer holiday. We intend for this day to provide some great CPD opportunities for teachers and plenty of time for networking.
The day will take place on the University of Nottingham’s beautiful University Park campus and we have tried to keep cost to a minimum as we realise that many teachers will be paying this themselves.
Nottingham is well placed for people travelling from further afield and if you come by train you can now jump on the tram to the University which is very convenient.
The workshops announced today are just a taster of what will be on offer – we intend to have 4 workshop slots throughout the day with a minimum of 3 options for each workshop. Our closing plenary is going to be delivered by the mathematician and author David Acheson. He regularly takes part in the Maths Inspiration lecture series and if you haven’t seen him speak before we promise that you will enjoy it!
Tickets and further information can be found on our Eventbrite page and a webpage for the conference with further details will be going live within the next week.
We very much hope you can make the time to attend!