Introductory training, susbcriber coaching and in-depth training

Number Sense Maths provides comprehensive training and support to ensure schools get the most out of the teaching programmes. Delivered over zoom, sessions are free unless a charge is stated. Upcoming sessions are shown below. To see a full list of training sessions currently bookable click here.

Introductory training (free, open to all)

If you are new to Number Sense Maths we recommend coming to a live introductory training session, which is free and open to all. The session includes ~45 minutes on the principles of number sense and number fact teaching, an overview of the programme resources, and guidance on getting going with the programmes in in your school. There is an opportunity for questions and discussion at the end of the session for ~15 minutes (or more if needed). If you are unable to come to a live session you can find videos that cover the main messages from this training in the Teacher Guidance section of the Teacher Portal when you have logged in (available to free members). 

In the summer term we also run Getting Going webinars for schools that are looking to start using our programmes in the new academic year. These 30 minute sessions are held over zoom at 1pm. Recordings of the sessions will also be available in the Teacher Guidance section of the Teacher Portal after the first session has taken place.

Introductory training

A free, live webinar focused on how to develop number sense, and the addition and subtraction fact fluency of the children in your school. The training includes 45 minutes on the principles of number sense and number fact teaching and an overview of the Number Sense Maths programmes. There will also be 15 minutes (or more if needed!) for questions and discussion.

Open to all. Please note: The same material is covered in each session.

Getting going webinar - Number Facts

This 30 minute webinar reviews the daily plans and guidance written to support launching and implementing the Number Facts Fluency programme. It also outlines and guides you through the actions we suggest taking to ensure all of your staff are ready and confident to start number fact teaching.

The webinar is designed for the staff member(s) who will be leading the implementation of Number Facts Fluency: the maths lead, KS1 lead, or other nominated lead.

Getting going webinar - Early Years

This 30 minute webinar reviews the guidance written to support launching and implementing the Early Years Number Sense programme. It also outlines and guides you through the actions we suggest taking to ensure all of your staff are ready and confident to start teaching the programme.

The webinar is designed for the staff member(s) who will be leading the implementation of Early Years Number Sense: the Early Years lead or Reception teacher.

Subscriber coaching (free, subscribers only)

Our free, live subscriber coaching supports teachers/TAs who are using the programme in school. Each session has ~30 minutes coaching on a specific theme or aspect of the programme, followed by ~30 mins live Q&A on any implementation questions you may have. Four sessions are held every long term (12 per year). Sessions are open to all teachers/TAs at subscribing schools but we advise attending introductory training before coming to coaching so you have got a basic understanding of the programmes. You can then use the coaching to improve your understanding and implementation.

Please note: The coaching sessions are not recorded in order that attendees can speak freely in the live Q&A. However, a video with a recorded voiceover to the slides reviewed in the first 30 minutes of the coaching is available after the session (uploaded to the Teacher Guidance section of the Teacher Portal).

Planning targeted number fact support

As you come towards the end of the school year, we suggest that you assess pupils' number fact fluency, and use the last few weeks of the year to plan targeted support. This session will explain the approach we suggest, and the resources available to help you with this. As current Y1s will be the first year not to sit SATs this provides a chance to rethink what Y1 assessment looks like, so we will particularly focus on this. However, all the principles are relevant to other year groups too.

NSM in mixed age classes

This session will review our suggested model for teaching mixed age classes, designed to be manageable for one adult and 30 children with no plate spinning required! It will cover working with just our factual fluency programme, and with both our programmes for those who have a Reception & Y1 class. We will unpick and explain the mixed age planning support provided for the programmes.​

Transition Guidance for 2022/3

This session will particularly focus on our Number Facts Fluency programme. Targeted at schools who have already started teaching the programme during this current school year it will prepare you for teaching the programme in 2022/23. It will: 

  • Review the yearly overviews and weekly plans for each year group, including how you should transition into the 22/23 plans if you started teaching the programme mid-year. 
  • Explain some new additions to the programme materials for 2022/23 (don’t worry – there are no big changes!) 
  • Provide guidance on how to help new staff get up and running with the programme  
  • Share insights from schools we have worked with this year on how to get the most out of the programme 

In-depth training courses (per person charge, subscribers only)

The in-depth training courses provide an opportunity to discuss and learn about the research, pedagogy and principles behind systematic number sense and number fact teaching, and will help you to get the most out of the Number Sense Maths programmes. Teachers join a cohort of engaged teaching practitioners, sharing advice and support in the live training sessions and in the online community group. In-depth courses are open to all teachers/TAs at subscribing schools with the costs as shown below.

Early Years Number Sense

This half-day training course supports schools to implement the Early Years Number Sense Programme effectively.

The following topics are covered:

  • Early concepts of number
  • Subitising
  • Composition of number
  • Planning number teaching in Reception (short, medium and long term planning)
  • Assessing number understanding in Reception
  • Support and challenge for all
  • How Early Years Number Sense leads into the KS1 curriculum

This training is predominantly for Reception practitioners; the pedagogical subject knowledge elements of the course are also relevant to nursery practitioners.

Course costs £45 + vat per person.

 

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Number Facts Fluency

This two half-day training course supports schools to implement the Number Facts Fluency Programme effectively.

The following topics are covered:

  • Subitising & composition of number (Stages 1 and 2 of the NFF programme)
  • How to teach the strategies and facts (Stages 3, 4 and 5 of the NFF programme)
  • Applying facts ‘beyond the grids’ (Stage 6 of the programme)
  • Planning using the NFF programme
  • Structure and pedagogy of a number fact session
  • Assessing number fact fluency

This training is suitable for any teachers or TAs using the Number Fact Fluency programme, as well as maths subject leads and other school leaders.

Course costs £75 + vat per person (£80 + vat from Sep 2022).

 

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