Research and Innovation Work Group – Cultural Capital and Teaching Maths for Mastery

“Cultural capital is the essential knowledge that children need to prepare  them for their future success and social mobility”

(Ofsted EY inspection Handbook, 2019, p31)

Would you like to be part of a funded Research and Innovation Work Group that  aims to influence mathematics teaching through the work of Maths Hubs?

‘The learning challenges that our most vulnerable pupils face have only  been highlighted since the start of the pandemic….  through quality and equity-minded teaching, (we aim to) interrupt the deterministic relationship between cultural capital and mathematics attainment.’

The aim of this Primary Work Group (the first of its kind) is to rethink the notion of Cultural Capital in relation to teaching maths for mastery and, through quality and equity-minded teaching, interrupt the deterministic relationship between low cultural capital and low mathematics attainment in order to make a difference to our most vulnerable learners.

Embedded in research, the Work Group aims to enhance teacher subject knowledge by unpacking 3 different models to improve the knowledge, skills and confidence of our most vulnerable pupils in maths through the power of making connections (see figure). Through lesson study, participants will be able to collaborate, plan, observe and discuss a lesson grounded in the principles and aims of the work group and will be encouraged  to conduct small scale lesson study cycles in their own setting.

Interested but still want more information? Register here to join is for our launch event and to find out more on 10 February 2022 at 3.45pm.

Sessions will take place

Thursday 3 March 2022 – 9.00am-3.30pm – online
Thursday 31 March 2022 – 9.00am-12.00pm – Hillocks Primary Academy, Unwin Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield, NG17 4ND
Thursday 28 April – 9.00-3.30pm – Hillocks Primary Academy, Unwin Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield, NG17 4ND
Thursday 9 June – 9.00am-3.30pm – online

To register your interest to attend, please complete your details here.