Little Heath Teacher Network

Raising Participation in A level Maths, Further Maths and Core Maths


The Little Heath Teacher Network is an AMSP-funded project, allowing teachers of Maths in the Reading and West Berkshire areas to meet, collaborate and share best practice. We meet termly and the programme is planned by teacher request and will involve a mixture of informal sessions and training events


In an ever growing technological society more than ever we need graduates studying STEM subjects, including mathematics. Currently males outnumber females in the workplace in these subject.

How can we increase the participation of students in these subjects, especially Maths?

How can we get more of an even gender balance ? 

What works for increasing girls/boys participation? 

Rachel Beddoes ( @GirlsCount_2 ) currently works for MEI researching strategies for increasing girls participation and promoting Maths in events to help spread the word. Rachel will talk about strategies that could help raise the profile of Maths for girls and though this is her focus, these strategies support raising the profile of Maths to all students. 

There will also be the chance to share your own experiences and strategies for raising participation in Maths, along with useful websites and resources.

Materials and Equipment

The session will be remote and will take place on the Big Blue Button(BBB) platform, as such you will need a laptop/desktop computer or other internet enabled device. 

Headset and microphone with access via Google Chrome/Firefox or OS will give you the best interaction in the meeting 

Note: Internet Explorer and Edge are not currently suitable for BBB

It is advised that you check the requirements to access the online classroom in advance of the live session that you will be attending. You can do this at any time. 

Bring along ideas and resources to share as you will be asked to contribute if you can. 

Make sure you bring your own tea/coffee and biscuits

Key Facts

Event ref:




Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics, A level Further Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Leadership, Curriculum planning

Event format:

Network meeting

Event length:

1.5 hours




Wed 18th Nov 2020

Course times:

16:15 - 17:45


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

Yvonne Scott
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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