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.