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Maths is beautiful
Maths is beautiful (Code: C1249)

Making maths a positive experience for learners resitting GCSE or studying towards Functional Skills maths can be a challenge. This course will counter the ideas that maths is not relevant or is not connected to art, music, patterns or creativity. It will provide practical ideas and resources for energising maths learning.

Participants will be given the opportunity to share their ideas about beauty in mathematics and will be encouraged to apply these in their teaching so that they can motivate their learners in surprising and interesting ways.

Maths problem solving
Maths problem solving (Code: C1255)

As well as a need for learners to develop better problem-solving skills, current maths exams at Functional Skills and GCSE require the ability to answer longer, more complex questions with multistep processes, typically requiring the showing of method or planning alongside

This is an interactive course that will support all practitioners in developing learners reasoning and problem-solving skills. Whilst also examining a range of activities that can be used with learners for supporting them in improving confidence in tackling more complex multistep problems.

Maths puzzles
Maths puzzles (Code: C1250)

Maths games and puzzles can develop fluency in mathematical skills, engage learners and help to develop deeper thinking. Geometric and algebraic puzzles can encourage learners to use reasoning skills as well as problem-solving, which link to all three GCSE Assessment Objectives as well as real-life and work-based maths situations.

This course will introduce a range of geometry and algebra games and puzzles to engage maths learners to help develop mathematical fluency, encourage deep thinking and support problem solving development.

Maths workshop
Maths workshop (Code: C1261)

These interactive workshops provide a chance for participants to share ideas of effective practice, Each will focus on a particular maths teaching topic and introduce you to ideas from across the sector that have been tried and tested by practitioners.

Mental and emotional wealth: back to the future
Mental and emotional wealth: back to the future (Code: C1102)

This digital conference has been designed to be multi-dimensional to support learners and employers in understanding more about mental health and prioritising their wellbeing.

An exciting agenda has been designed to focus on strategies for developing and embedding positive mental health and wellbeing. We are delighted to welcome key speakers to inspire you in changing the narrative, empowering young people and staff and building emotional connectivity.

Mental Health and Wellbeing in FE - the new landscape
Mental Health and Wellbeing in FE - the new landscape (Code: C0959)

The session will have a key focus on the impacts of mental health and wellbeing for learners and staff in the Covid FE landscape. There will be an opportunity to reflect upon the first term of the 20/21 academic year and identify common themes that have arisen. A toolbox of resources will be shared that embraces both face to face and digital opportunities.

Mental Health Ideas Room
Mental Health Ideas Room (Code: C1368)

We are delighted to offer a 3-part focus group in mental health and wellbeing. The focus group will provide a platform to support one another, to learn and to share in ideas, concerns, resources and best practice, following 3 key themes.

  1. Psychological safety in the classroom- creating group identity and cohesion
  2. Specific subject anxiety - strategies to support academic anxiety
  3. Emotional identity, language and schemas- how these make up the learning persona


Mental Health Leads Network
Mental Health Leads Network (Code: C1370)

This will be a closed group of maximum 25 delegates to provide a safe space for those whose role includes being mental health lead practitioner.

Mental Health, Wellbeing and Anxiety: A practical guide exploring support, tools and training
Mental Health, Wellbeing and Anxiety: A practical guide exploring support, tools and training (Code: C0793)

As part of Weston College's Centres for Excellence in SEND 'People' focused program, this webinar will share practical examples of how managers, leaders, employers and employees can support and promote good mental health and wellbeing and reduce anxiety. Information and examples will include how to remain connected during a time of social isolation, both of which are well recognised to heighten feelings of isolation, anxiety, low mood and other mental health problems.

Modelling and abstraction
Modelling and abstraction (Code: C1259)

Research tells us that some mathematical topics can be difficult to visualise and consider conceptually. Modelling mathematics aids understanding and helps scaffold learners into better reasoning and problem solving skills. This course explores Concrete, Abstract and Pictorial (CAP) representations that support deep learning and a better understanding of algebraic skills, geometric connections and number work, including conversions. It is helpful for maths study and for everyday life and work.

Money maths
Money maths (Code: C1240)

Money makes the world go around! Being sensitive to learners' funds of knowledge can help them switch from informal to formal numeracy practices and enable them to respond to the demands of formal assessments more effectively.

This course introduces contextual materials and activities to develop learners' money maths abilities. It will support you to plan differentiated, inclusive money maths sessions. You will consider how to build on the knowledge and understanding that learners bring to the maths classroom to motivate them and encourage them to understand the value of maths. 

Monthly community of practice for SEND operational managers
Monthly community of practice for SEND operational managers (Code: C1217)

Using Lave and Wenger's Communities of Practice model, the DCG Centre for Excellence in SEND Curriculum team will facilitate an informal but innovative, dynamic and interactive professional conversation where effective practice, barriers to inclusion and future innovations can be explored in a safe, supportive and professional environment.  

Monthly effective practice share and support sessions in creating an inclusive curriculum - Community of Practice in SEND Curriculum
Monthly effective practice share and support sessions in creating an inclusive curriculum - Community of Practice in SEND Curriculum (Code: C0808)

Each month we will discuss a key theme or hot topic related to an inclusive curriculum. As a supportive, professional community we will work together to consider the options, develop FAQs and share resources so we don't always have to start from scratch.

Feel free to share the link with your circles of support and email us with the topics/ resources/ subjects to cover each month.

National English Network
National English Network (Code: C1425)

A national termly English network in which English teachers will have the opportunity to learn about new resources, share experiences and ideas, and participate in some CPD.

National Maths Network
National Maths Network (Code: C1417)

A national termly maths network in which maths teachers will have the opportunity to learn about new resources, share experiences and ideas, and participate in some CPD.