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Challenging the More Able in Mathematics

Training details:

This training focuses on the most able pupils in your school, how do you identify them? It considers various ways of tailoring provision for your more able mathematicians with plenty of examples to engage their interest both in and out of the classroom. Consideration is given to creating a thinking classroom that stimulates higher order thinking skills for all pupils, a criteria for ISI educational inspections. Finally, a look at the role of tracking and monitoring pupil progress.


Training leader:

Serena Alexander. Serena has written a series of mathematics books for Galore Park, which go beyond the requirements of the national curriculum. She is a former headteacher of one of the UK's top Prep Schools and is an educational consultant whose clients include the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) and IAPS.


By the end of the course you will:

  • Recognise typical characteristics and understand the learning needs of more able pupils
  • Understand how to lead improvement in the school’s provision for more able pupils
  • Be able to tailor teaching and lesson planning to the capabilities of the more able
  • Understand how to apply a range of strategies to enliven and accelerate learning for more able pupils
  • Know how policy is developing nationally and how ISI inspects provision for able, gifted and talented
  • Understand the importance of tracking and monitoring progress


Format of training:

This in-school training can be delivered on a whole-day INSET day, or alternatively as two twilight sessions. A condensed course can be delivered on one twilight session. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.