Little Heath Teacher Network

It's turtles all the way down - how understanding of proof can support students moving from KS4 to KS5


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 this session, we’ll tackle The Problem With Proof head-on, looking at why this is the key to successful progression in mathematics and how you can incorporate proof into all aspects of your GCSE teaching in a way that will support your students’ progress into post-16 study...

…but mostly we’ll be looking at lots of different examples of proof in action and taking the opportunity to refresh our enthusiasm for challenging mathematics.

The meeting will be led by Jo Sibley who lives on the sunny south coast in Poole and has taught Maths and Further Maths for 21 years. She has been an FMSP Area Coordinator and is now on the AMSP National Team as the Coordinator for Online Professional Development.


  • Teaching proof from the basics upwards, including communicating mathematically
  • Transferring the proof experience you have gathered over years into the brains of your students
  • Share different examples of proof and refresh our enthusiasm for challenging mathematics

Who will benefit from attending?

All teachers of GCSE and A level Mathematics who would like to develop their teaching of proof

Related meetings

This session will focus on proof in the GCSE classroom and the transition to A level. There is a related session on 18th May, details are here;  Teachers are welcome to attend both or either events.

Materials and Equipment

We recommend that you have the following available for the session:

  • A working microphone, to facilitate discussion
  • A beverage of your choice, working on the principle that "a mathematician is a machine for turning coffee into theorems..."

Electronic copies of all resources used will be available after the event.


The event will be held via Zoom and the link will be sent out on the day.

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths, A level Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Pure, Problem solving, Reasoning

Event format:

Network meeting

Event length:

1.5 hours


Wed 16th Jun 2021

Course times:

16:15 - 16:45


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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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