Increasing Girls Participation in Maths, Churchill Community College, Wednesday, 22. January 2020

Girls do equally well at GCSE as boys, despite this, after GCSE 20% fewer girls than boys continue studying maths. Maths content is increasing across a variety of subjects post 16 and quantitative skills are one of the most sought after by employers. This project aims to provide a sustained focus on this issue within our region and develop a range of strategies to support girls’ understanding of maths within the classroom.
This programme will be held at Churchill Community College on the:

22nd January 2020 - Afternoon session 
25th March 2020 - Afternoon session
1st July 2020 - Full day

Who is this for?
Schools and colleges where there is a significant difference in the number of boys and girls taking maths qualifications post 16.
Feeder schools to schools and colleges where there is a significant difference in the number of boys and girls taking maths qualifications post 16.
Schools with a significant difference in boys’ and girls’ achievement at KS2.
Schools who want to improve the confidence and engagement of girls in maths.
What is involved?
3 x **** to **** workshops with the work group lead(s)
Gap tasks to gauge a baseline and develop practice
Contribution to the online communities
Contribution to evaluate the impact of the programme
Intended Outcomes
Professional Learning

Participants will have a better understanding of how to support girls to feel more confident and appreciate the value of maths.
Participants will gain a better understanding of why girls are less likely to pursue maths in post-compulsory education.
Participants will develop a range of strategies to support girls’ understanding of maths within the classroom.

Teaching and/ or Leadership Practice

Participants work collaboratively with colleagues from other institutions within the Work Group and beyond if applicable.

Whole school/ departmental policies and approaches

The whole school maths policy will establish how strategies will be embedded moving forwards for sustainability.
The school/college will have clear ways of communicating a coherent positive message about successes in maths for all.

Pupil achievement, attitudes, participation and experiences

Students (females) will have increased their confidence in using maths.
Students will have a greater appreciation of the relevance of maths to their lives.
Increase in the number of female students expressing a preference for maths.

Expectations of participants and their schools
All participants are expected to attend all the sessions and complete gap tasks in their schools between the sessions. They will also be asked to keep a learning log for their own use and contribute to the national evaluation process, probably through a short online survey after the Work Group has finished.
This programme is provided at no cost to state-funded schools. However, Great North Maths Hub will charge £40 for non-attendance or cancellation less than 7 days prior to each session. Independant schools can contact us for programme costs, however state schools will take priority where a programme is over subscribed.  
When booking you will be asked to give your NCETM Username. We ask for this as we will use the NCETM website to coordinate your programme evaluations, in order to report to the DfE. If you do not already have an NCETM username, please create one here
Data Privacy
As part of our role in leading the Great North Maths Hub, we collect and hold a certain amount of data about individuals involved in our work. The data includes name, role (with respect to hub work), school, email address, NCETM username and (in some cases) telephone number. The agreement between us and the Department of Education requires us to monitor and evaluate our work as a Maths Hub, and this is the legal basis for the data that we hold, on, for example, participation in the Work Groups that we coordinate. Such data is reported on a regular basis to the NCETM.

Increasing Girls Participation in Maths

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