LOPD | Key Stage 5 Coordinator Development

Online series


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.

Course features:

  • Four 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: 


  • Active teaching methods in the KS5 classroom
  • Managing the transfer from KS4 to KS5
  • Curriculum and resourcing, including curriculum intent requirements
  • Working with colleagues

Please note that although activities supporting active teaching methods will be included throughout the course and there will be discussion of the content of courses such as Core Maths and supporting students with university admissions tests, this is not designed to develop teachers' delivery of specific subject content. If you require development of your teaching of specific courses at KS5, please visit our events page and filter for the course you require.

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


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.

Study Schedule

Date Session content
Tue 27 Sep Active teaching methods in the KS5 classroom:
Ideas for active lesson methods for the post-16 classroom including problem solving questions, prompting discussion, team work, continuous feedback techniques, fostering the A level attitude to work. This strand will also run through the rest of the sessions.
Tue 11 Oct Managing the transfer from KS4 to KS5:
Promoting Level 3 mathematics, KS4 enrichment sources, courses to support transfer, pre-course/summer work, setting the scene with new groups, working with systems (students/parents/internal school systems), setting, induction, initial and ongoing assessment.
Tue 08 Nov Curriculum and resourcing:
Curriculum intent and the Ofsted framework, level 3 courses: Core Maths, AS/A Level Maths and Further Maths; resourcing Further Maths, online resources, past papers, sharing resources with colleagues; university admissions, tailoring the course to your students’ needs; schemes of work, enrichment sources, embedding enrichment in internal structures, available enrichment externally, enrichment courses.
Tue 22 Nov Working with colleagues:
Assessing the capability of your department, increasing awareness of A level needs for all KS4 teachers, sharing active methods, developing colleagues to teach A level Maths and Further Maths.

Frequently Asked Questions

LOPD courses run in seasons and this course 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.

LOPD 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.

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. 

LOPD courses do not focus on individual specifications. You may find in discussion with other participants that there are others on the course with experience for you to tap into and our tutors have wide ranging experience across multiple specifications. 

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics, A level Further Mathematics, Core Maths, University admissions tests

Mathematical focus:

Problem solving, Leadership, Curriculum planning

Event format:

Live Online Professional Development

Online sessions:




Start date:

Tue 27th Sep 2022

Course times:

17:00 - 18:30


Free for state-funded schools; £95 otherwise


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National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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