Teacher Inspiration Days

Stage: 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A series of three, free professional development days for mathematics teachers organised by the NRICH Team in Cambridge during the academic years
2008/9, 2009/10 and 2010/11.


To support mathematics teachers who are committed to nurturing confident, resourceful and enthusiastic learners.

Thanks to the generous support from the Goldman Sachs Foundation the NRICH Team are offering a free professional development programme for mathematics teachers at maintained sector schools/colleges in the UK.

The Teacher Inspiration programme will be delivered as three one-day events over the course of each academic year.

The programme is aimed at teachers of mathematics at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. The days will be highly interactive and will respond to the issues and concerns raised by teachers.

Dates and themes:

Autumn term - Enriching resources, inspiring learners

Working with free, high quality and engaging resources to meet the expectations of the new curriculum.

  • Keynote presentation
  • Workshops at KS3, KS4 and KS5

Spring term - Enriching classrooms, inspiring learning

Encouraging questioning and discussion, building confidence, challenging learners - these are some of the issues that concern us all and that we shall address on the day.
  • Keynote presentation
  • Workshops on key themes suggested by teachers.

Summer term - Enriching networks, inspiring teachers

Leave the day ready to include problem solving in your curriculum.
Learn from good practice and other teachers' experiences.
You can see examples of how schools set about the task of ensuring that problem solving becomes an integral part of their curriculum, from both the 2010  and 2011 workshops.

The Goldman Sachs Foundation has generously provided support to enable us to offer places without charge to mathematics teachers at maintained sector schools in the UK.

The days will link together with participants encouraged to try out and share ideas between sessions. Participants must therefore be able to attend all three days of the programme. Schools are encouraged to send more than one teacher to all three days.

For more details please download the Teacher Inspiration programme flyer
Please note that the Teacher Inspiration programme for 2010/11 is now fully booked and we cannot accept any more applications.   

Background information: NRICH was established in 1996 and aims to:
  • Enrich mathematical experiences for all learners.
  • Offer challenging and engaging activities.
  • Develop mathematical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Show mathematics in meaningful contexts.
  • Enrich the experience of the mathematics curriculum.