Improving Maths KS2 – KS3 Programme – Exclusive to South Derbyshire Schools

4 May 2018


Improving Maths in Key Stages 2 and 3

A 4.5-day programme with 0.5 day coaching support offered for FREE

Limited Spaces Available Exclusive to South Derbyshire – 2018/2019


As a part of our work as the Derby Research School, we are offering a free KS2 to KS3 Maths Training Programme on behalf of the EEF and Kusuma Trust organisation. This is exclusive to schools in the South Derbyshire area and is part of a national programme being run through the Research Schools Network where 220 schools in regions across the UK – including Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and the North East – will benefit from a new partnership to boost maths and science teaching, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and the Kusuma Trust UK.

There are limited places available on this free, 5 day course designed to support primary and secondary schools to implement the research-based recommendations of the EEF’s Improving Maths in Key Stages 2 and 3 Guidance Report. The programme will start with an introductory twilight this year and will launch fully in September, running over the academic year 2018 – 2019. Based on the EEF’s guidance and rooted in the latest research, this professional development programme will help you improve maths teaching across Key Stages 2 and 3, pupil progress, and both KS2 and GCSE outcomes.

For full details of the programme, please see the following flyer: KS2 KS3 Improving Maths Flyer

Sir Kevan Collins, Chief Executive of the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), said: Generating evidence of ‘what works’ can only get us so far. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter how great an educational idea or intervention is on paper; what really matters is how it manifests itself in the day-to-day world of schools. Through our partnership with the Kusuma Trust UK, the Research Schools Network will work with local schools to break down barriers and make sure that evidence from our guidance reports has a real impact on classroom practice.

Dr Balwant Singh, Chief Executive of the Kusuma Trust UK, said: We are delighted to support the work of EEF to translate evidence into good practice in classrooms, so that pupils from disadvantaged areas and backgrounds are given a real chance to succeed.

I have attached a flyer with further information about the features and content of the programme. As a part of supporting schools’ work to network and curriculum progression, we are asking schools to identify which their link schools, secondaries or primaries, they would like to work with so that we can offer free places to those schools also. Please be aware that places are limited. If you have any further questions or would like to express an interest in taking part in the programme, please get in touch on my email address below before Wednesday 30th May.

If you would like to express an interest, please complete the form below before Wednesday 30th May.

Improving Maths KS2 KS3 Expression of Interest Form

Tammy Elward

Director of the Derby Research School – Research Lead


Letter to schools



Posted on 4 May 2018
Posted in: Training/CPD