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Webinar: Inclusive Maths - Bridging the gap between abstract and concrete

  • Webcasts
  • 18 Feb 2021
WSS past event

Funded by the DfE, this webinar session will have a particular focus on the recently updated Key-stages 1 and 2 Maths guidance. It will introduce principles and practical strategies that can be used by teachers to ensure Maths lessons improve outcomes for all learners.

This will be led by Nathan Crook, a Maths Specialist Teacher, NCETM accredited consultant, and committee member of the Executive of the National Association of Mathematics Advisers.

Kelly DeSantis, a Primary Mastery Specialist and SLE, will share a case study of how her Multi Academy Trust has applied these principles, the challenges involved and the positive impact they have had.

The session involved the use of handouts which can be downloaded below.

Suitable for: Newly Qualified Teacher, SENCO, Teacher, Teaching Assistant

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Nathan Crook

Prior to becoming a maths consultant, Nathan taught children in Years 1-6 across Oxfordshire. During this time, he qualified as a Maths Specialist Teacher (MaST) and became part of the National College for Teaching and Leadership’s ‘small schools making an impact’ programme.

Driven by his passion for helping to ensure that all children access mathematics learning to the full, Nathan has more recently worked as an NCETM accredited independent maths consultant to support schools across the country in delivering high quality teaching and learning. As well as providing training, he continues to work alongside classes and groups of children to explore how they learn best.

Nathan also believes in the power of mentoring and coaching, around which he has refined his skills whilst working to complete the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) programme. He now provides leadership training to support schools with growing capacity.

In addition to his day job, Nathan volunteers as a school Governor and works on the Executive of the National Association of Mathematics Advisers, which develops his understanding about the national mathematics landscape.

Kelly DeSantis

Kelly is an Executive Assistant Headteacher who works within Oxfordshire for a cluster of schools in the GLF Academy Trust. She is passionate about developing a curriculum that is inspirational and inclusive for all. Over the course of her career, she has taught across the primary ages and is a Maths Specialist Teacher and a Maths Senior Leader in Education. 

Kelly has supported many schools within her role as an NCETM Mastery Specialist and NCETM Professional Development Lead for the BBO Maths Hub and has worked closely with teachers and maths leads within these schools to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics by providing bespoke CPD and support.