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Next steps for maths education in England - curriculum design, teaching, attainment, support, qualifications, progression, and moving forward from the pandemic

Morning, Thursday, 24th March 2022


This conference will discuss next steps for the delivery of high-quality maths education in England - as well as what is needed to support the workforce to boost education quality and student attainment across the cohort.


The conference will also be an opportunity to consider findings in Ofsted’s research review of maths education, which is looking at best practice in curriculum design, teaching, assessment, and student motivation, as well as how disparities in outcomes for students can be reduced.


Sessions in the agenda look at:

  • the pandemic, numeracy and priorities for catch-up
  • the attainment gap
  • foundational maths knowledge
  • curriculum design and quality of teaching
  • standards and inspections
  • supporting pupils with SEND
  • the qualifications system for maths
  • progress into further study and employment
  • numeracy skills and attainment in England against international benchmarks
  • maths education, the UK economy and meeting skills needs
  • a provocative view on changes needed to the mainstream maths curriculum

We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with: Professor Andrew Noyes, Professor of Education, University of Nottingham; and Chair, Joint Mathematical Council of the UK; Andreas Schleicher, Director, Directorate of Education and Skills, OECD; Dr David Mallows, Associate Professor, UCL Institute of Education Centre for Applied Linguistics; Karen McGuigan, Founder, Maths For Life Programme; and Conrad Wolfram, Director of Strategic and International Development, Wolfram Research


The discussion is bringing together stakeholders with key policy officials who are due to attend from the Department of Education.



Keynote Speakers

Professor Andrew Noyes

Professor of Education, University of Nottingham; and Chair, Joint Mathematical Council of the UK

Andreas Schleicher

Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, OECD

Karen McGuigan

Founder, Maths for Life Programme

Keynote Speakers

Dr David Mallows

Associate Professor, UCL Institute of Education Centre for Applied Linguistics

Karen McGuigan

Founder, Maths for Life Programme

Professor Andrew Noyes

Professor of Education, University of Nottingham; and Chair, Joint Mathematical Council of the UK

Andreas Schleicher

Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, OECD

Speakers

Dr Ems Lord

Director, NRICH

Professor Emeritus Anne Watson

Department of Education, University of Oxford; Chair, Bucks, Berks and Oxon Maths Hub

Sam Sims

Chief Executive Officer, National Numeracy

Professor Paul Glaister

Professor of Mathematics and Mathematics Education, University of Reading

Dr Ashley Compton

Lecturer in Primary Education, Bishop Grosseteste University

Dr Iro Xenidou-Dervou

Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Cognition, Loughborough University

Conrad Wolfram

Director of Strategic and International Development , Wolfram Research

Charlie Stripp

Chief Executive, MEI; and National Director, NCETM

Steve Tellwright

HR Director, Capula

Bobby Seagull

Maths Teacher, Little Ilford School, Newham; Author, The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers; and Doctorate Student, University of Cambridge

Amy How

Primary Maths Specialist, Rekenrek101

Neil Ogden

Subject Adviser for Mathematics, OCR

Richard Marett

CEO, Whizz Education