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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.
Delegates will discuss key issues in the context of the recovery of maths education from the impact of the pandemic on teaching and learning.
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.
We are pleased to be able to include keynote contributions from:
- 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
- Conrad Wolfram, Director of Strategic and International Development, Wolfram Research
Sessions in the agenda look at:
- numeracy in the context of the pandemic and priorities for supporting catch-up in maths
- addressing the attainment gap and delivering choice and variety for learners with different needs
- how best to strengthen foundational maths knowledge
- best practice in designing and teaching curricula and improving the quality of teaching
- the qualifications system for maths and supporting progress into further study and employment
- England’s performance in numeracy skills and measuring attainment against international benchmarks
- maximising the contribution of maths education to the UK economy and meeting skills needs
The discussion is bringing together stakeholders with key policy officials who are due to attend from the Department of Education.