Developing a self-sustaining Lesson Study community of high-order mathematics teachers and Lead Professionals.
Mathematics High Order Teaching and Learning Project
Supporting Mathematics through lesson study
The Camden New Curriculum Higher Order Mathematics Lesson Study project’s overall aim was to develop a self-sustaining Lesson Study community of high-order mathematics teachers and Lead Professionals to prepare for and teach the new curriculum, guaranteeing that every pupil capable of attaining higher order mathematics skills could progress to become an excellent mathematician.
The project which began in October 2013 and ended in September 2015 reached over 300 teachers and senior leaders from almost 100 schools in Camden, Croydon and North London. Teachers engaged in the Lesson Study process with a focus on improving teaching and learning in the New Curriculum maths.
Pupil attainment has increased in the participating Camden schools, above the Camden and London average. Low income pupils in both phases caught up with all pupils by an average of around one month’s teaching within one academic year. There are plans in place to introduce Lesson Study across all schools in Camden and beyond and to mobilise the transfer of practice knowledge and to enable joint professional development.
We have found that the children value the opportunity to talk and discuss what they are learning, including the strategies they are using…having the opportunity to talk through their understanding and reasoning.
The LB Camden was awarded further funding through the Subject Knowledge Hubs programme.