Course length: One half term, weekly sessions
Key Stage 5 Coordinator Development is a live online professional development course: the synchronous sessions will concentrate on the challenges of leadership in a maths department and will frequently tap into the experience of both tutors and participants. Examples of active learning in A level Maths and Further Maths and Core Maths will be modelled by the tutors and participants will be encouraged to share their approaches in a workshop discussion.
- Five online sessions, approximately weekly, each up to 90 minutes long
- Access to course-specific teaching and learning resources in our Integral online platform
- A year of access to resources and recordings of the live sessions
- To bring together a group of teachers who are aspiring or current KS5 Coordinators in order to share and discuss relevant ideas, resources and concepts.
- To look at how this role is developing in the current climate of change.
Who will benefit from attending?
New or aspiring KS5 Coordinators; those with responsibility for coordinating post-16 maths courses and/or raising participation in Level 3 Maths.
If this course is not quite what you are looking for, you may like to consider:
- Searching our events listing for networks near you
- New and Aspiring Heads of Maths (HOM)
- Getting Started with Core Maths Webinar
We also offer a specialised seven-session instance of this course, in partnership with BAMEed, which aims to support maths teachers from minority ethnic backgrounds to develop the skills and knowledge to progress in maths leadership, along wth providing networking opportunites and social connections with other course participants. If you would like us to contact you when the next instance of this course is available, please complete our register of interest form.
Materials and equipment
You will need access to a good internet connection, using Chrome or Firefox as a browser. You must have access to audio, to speak as well as listen, to engage with the live sessions and you may also find a means of sharing handwritten maths, such as a mini-whiteboard and webcam, a visualiser or a graphics tablet, useful. Full details of how to set these up can be found on our online classroom support page. Access to GeoGebra and/or Desmos will be useful.
At the AMSP we are committed to improving the accessibility and inclusivity of our offer. For SKL courses, for example, we provide PDF versions of our slide decks for participants to read ahead of the sessions if they choose to (with no expectation of prior preparation). If there is a further arrangement we can put in place to support you accessing this SKL course, please let us know by email to [email protected].
All teachers are eligible for this course, however free places are available only to teachers in state-funded schools, colleges and academies in England. Applications for free places will be checked to verify eligibility.
Teachers must ensure that they are able to attend the live sessions before applying for a place as our courses are subject to very high demand: please do not apply for a place if you will not be able to attend at least 75% of sessions.
Further instances of our courses will be added to meet demand; if you are not able to attend 75% of the sessions in this course, you might like to consider completing our register of interest form (this is NOT an application form) and letting us know when would be better for you.
This course is free of charge to teachers working in state-funded schools, colleges and academies in England, otherwise the fee is £95.
|Mon 22 Jan
|Active teaching methods in the KS5 classroom
|Mon 29 Jan
|Managing the transfer from KS4 to KS5
|Mon 05 Feb
|Curriculum and resourcing
|Mon 26 Feb
|Extension and enrichment
|Mon 04 Mar
|Working with colleagues
This programme may be subject to change.
FAQsWill this course include ideas for teaching the content and subject knowledge?
The focus of this course is on leadership and although there will be some subject content included, it will be for the purposes of demonstrating active learning techniques to share with your department rather than to enable you to teach this content specifically. If you require even greater focus on pedagogy, we recommend our extended professional development programmes. For a greater emphasis on subject knowledge, we suggest our suit of Subject Knowledge Live courses - please search our events listing.
I am a trainee teacher, can I join this course? Will there be a fee?
Trainee teachers are eligibile to join this course, although this will be at the standard fee. If you have already secured a role in a state funded school/college in England, or are undertaking a placement in such a school, and the school is happy to be stated on your application, then you can join the course free of charge.
I can't make the time or the day that this course is being offered, is there an alternative? Can I access the course via recordings only?
This course runs in seasons and will be available again next term. We will also add additional instances of a course if there in sufficient demand in the current season. Please complete the register of interest form giving details of your needs and this will be taken into account in our planning. We will then contact you as soon as a suitable course becomes available.
These courses are designed specifically for synchronous study and we feel strongly that live attendance, where you can interact with the tutor and other participants, is necessary to get the best experience of the course. We would recommend therefore that you seek alternative professional development which fits with your situation.
If, however, this is the only opportunity available, we will accept recordings-only participation. We would appreciate it if you would make it clear on your application that this is what you require as the viability of our courses depends on live participation numbers.
Please note that if you do not attend the live sessions, you will not qualify for a course certificate and any fees due will remain unchanged.
- Curriculum focus:A level Mathematics, A level Further Mathematics, Core Maths, University admissions tests
- Mathematical focus:Leadership, Curriculum planning
- Duration:7.5 hours
- Online sessions:5
- Start date:04 Mar 2024
- Course times:16:30 - 18:00
- Fee:Free for state-funded schools; £95 otherwise
If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact: