This year we are excited to introduce our termly whole-day maths conferences led by Sami Miller.

With over 25 years’ experience in Primary Education, Sami has taught from Reception to Year 6, been a deputy headteacher and spent 13 years as a LA Primary Maths Consultant. She has also been a BEAM Consultant, MAST Tutor and Assessment Moderator, and is currently working as an independent maths consultant. Throughout her career, Sami has specialised in primary maths, supporting teachers to provide rich learning opportunities that develop pupils’ understanding alongside skills and knowledge.

These training sessions will give practitioners and leaders the opportunity to engage in dialogue around best practice in maths and consider next steps in the development of key aspects of their own classrooms and schools. We have planned the content of the conferences based on feedback from our schools and the demands of the current climate. The sessions will develop teacher subject knowledge, provide resources for cascading the learning and will endeavour to encourage a love of maths across the curriculum.

Thu Apr 2017

PA Maths Conference: Maths with real life links

09:00 - 16:00

The National Curriculum has a clear expectation that pupils are applying their mathematics across the curriculum. Maths is a life skill and as such needs to be taught as one. Too often maths is taught as simply a series of divorced procedures that are not linked to real life experiences. It is essential for pupils to be taught to understand the huge relevance and importance of maths to their future success and life chances. Supporting pupils in appreciating the importance of maths in their lives and how maths will enable them to be successful in reaching their goals is an essential part of their education.

This course will support teachers in making meaningful real life maths links across the maths curriculum.

  • We will consider how to apply the yearly maths objectives to real life situations, providing pupils with greater understanding of the importance of different areas of the maths curriculum.
  • We will discuss and consider how to make valuable and purposeful cross curricular links.
  • Participants will develop connections maps considering the yearly objectives and link contextualised learning.


Cost: £220 (1 place free to PA Maths member schools)

Venue: Holy Trinity CE Primary School, Beechwood Road, London, E8 3DY

* Please note there is no available parking at Holy Trinity Primary School. Parking in the local area is subject to a time restriction.

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