Raising Girls' Confidence & Participation

Durham

Overview

In the last 2-3 years there has been regular messages given that girls’ participation in A level maths is of concern (due to the statistics that suggest that the amount of those capable of taking mathematics at A level is considerably more than those who actually choose it) and, moreover, this is of particular concern in the North-East. Some universities have held annual events and the AMSP (in the North-East) has also contributed to several days of enrichment activities focussed particularly on girls with regard to Mathematics and careers in Engineering. However there has been little multi agency co-ordination and it seems little attempt to focus staff attention on the issue in terms of developing whole school strategies and dedicated resources.

The aims of this conference therefore is to increase awareness of the issues and potential ways of implementing successful interventions and provide a starting point to delegates, should they so wish, to participate in working groups set up by the hubs to continue strategic work and thinking in addressing this problem.

Who will benefit from attending?

 

Classroom teachers, Heads of Department & School Leaders

Content

Agenda:

9:15 – 9:45          Arrival

9:45 – 9:50          Welcome & Overview of the Day

9:50 – 10:00         Rachael Beddoes - AMSP: National vs Local Picture - a brief foray into the data. 

10:00 – 11:15       Sarah Cosgriff – Institute of Physics: Gender Bias

BREAK TIL 11:30

11:30 – 12:15       Rachael Beddoes - AMSP: A look at some potential strategies/resources for effective intervention 

LUNCH TIL 1:00

1:00 – 2:00           Guest Speakers from local area including Eleanor Baggaley and Alex Frettsome (local maths hubs).

BREAK TIL 2:15

2:15 – 3:15           Discussion & Invitation to join working groups lead by HUBS. Eleanor & Alex

Other Information

To book your place please contact

[email protected]

Key Facts

Event ref:

#6528

Audience:

Teachers

Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics, 11-16 maths

Mathematical focus:

Leadership

Event format:

Face-to-face Professional Development

Event length:

1 day

Region:

North East

Venue:

Durham Sixth Form Centre,
The Sands,
Durham City,
Durham,
DH11SG

Date:

Fri 25th Oct 2019

Course times:

09:45 - 15:15

Fee:

Free

State-sector subsidy:

None

Priority Area subsidy:

250 per Priority listed school whose staff attend.

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Queries?

If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:

CPD Admin Team
[email protected]
01225 716494

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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