NQT Inspiration Day 2013

Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Rising to the Challenge of Enriching your Mathematics Teaching

A free professional development day for NQTs organised by the NRICH Team in Cambridge. 


The NRICH Team at the University of Cambridge is offering a free professional development day for NQTs teaching in maintained sector primary or secondary schools/colleges in the UK.

When: Friday July 12th 2013
Venue: The day will take place at the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Mathematical Sciences.
Who: Primary NQTs, and Secondary Mathematics NQTs

Aim: To support NQTs who want to incorporate rich tasks into their mathematics teaching

The aim of the day is to support beginning teachers who are committed to nurturing confident, resourceful and enthusiastic learners. The day will be highly interactive. We will discuss issues such as finding and using rich tasks to encourage questioning and discussion, and building both our own and our learners’ confidence.

About the day:

The programme is for newly qualified teachers of mathematics working in KS R/1, 2, 3, 4 or 5. 

This Teacher Inspiration event will be a full day, held at CMS at the University of Cambridge, starting at approximately 10am and ending at approximately 3.30pm, with a mix of plenary speaker sessions and intensive hands-on workshops. 

We will contact you by email to confirm your place. Please don't book a place unless you really intend to come - the day is very oversubscribed - and in the event of non-attendance for a booked place your school will be charged.

Hear what last year's delegates had to say....

Draft programme:

09.30 - 10.00   Registration and coffee
10.00 - 10.10   Welcome and Introduction to NRICH
10.15 - 11.55   Workshop 1 (KS specific) Taking the fear factor out of rich tasks
12.00 - 13.00   Keynote: Professor Anne Watson: 'Embedding enrichment'
13.00 - 13.45   Lunch
13.50 - 15.30   Workshop 2 (KS specific) How can I fit in rich tasks AND cover the curriculum?
15.30 - 16.00   Final plenary

About our keynote speaker:

Anne Watson taught mathematics in challenging schools for thirteen years before becoming a teacher educator at the University of Oxford.  She has published numerous books and articles for teachers as well as pursuing research into improving mathematics teaching and learning. She focuses particularly on those students who do not normally achieve well in school mathematics, and believes that underachievement is a social justice issue. She runs interactive mathematics workshops for teachers and teacher educators at all levels which aim to open up knowledge about task design and pedagogy. Recently she has been involved in producing two syntheses of research for teachers commissioned by the Nuffield Foundation, one focusing on primary with Terezinha Nunes and Peter Bryant, and one focusing on secondary with Keith Jones and Dave Pratt.  When she retires from being a Professor later this year she is going to teach part-time in a local school.

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.