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Element 2: Leading improvement in teaching and learning

This element provides support for methematics departments in planning sequences of learning, focusing on developing a particular aspect of teaching and learning.

Using this element

Teachers who understand how children learn mathematics can plan and manage the effective delivery of purposeful and engaging learning opportunities. They are able to ensure that pupils make appropriate progress through motivating them with relevant activities. All teachers can benefit from reflecting on and further developing their knowledge, skills and expertise in mathematics-specific pedagogy in order to improve young people’s learning experience.

Key focus

This element is designed to help mathematics departments strengthen the quality of teaching and learning, climate of learning and the promotion of progression and independence.

  • Using the quality standards

    Senior and subject leaders can find out the benefits of using the quality standards to help achieve departmental consistency, as part of the six-week improvement process. This also includes a checklist to evaluate teaching.

  • Approach

    A suggested six-week improvement plan you can download and adapt to suit the needs of your department. This includes specific issues that this approach can address.

  • Review

    Review the impact of the improvement process by judging how far and in what ways you have achieved each of these 11 outcomes.