Posted 2nd March 2022
We are extremely excited to announce details of our Summer Conference, Let’s talk maths!
At our first face-to-face event since the White Rose Maths Mini Conf in 2020, we will be exploring the use of talk as a tool for learning across the curriculum and to develop metacognition.
Delegates can expect a day filled with engaging workshops delivered by our very own White Rose Maths specialists, keynotes from inspirational speakers, big prize giveaways and fun along the way. It’s an incredible opportunity to converse with like-minded peers from across all phases, making valuable contacts and learning plenty about maths delivery to take back to the classroom.
Meet our conference VIP speakers
Head of External Initiatives at Trinity Multi Academy Trust
Tony has an extensive background in education gained over three decades, with roles including teacher, Advanced Skills Teacher, Head of Department, senior examiner, and senior leader in schools, helping improve teaching and learning. Tony still teaches to this day alongside his roles leading the Trinity MAT in Yorkshire and overseeing the work of White Rose Maths. He is also an editor of the DfE recommended textbook series, Power Maths.
To say Tony is passionate about maths is an understatement. He has devoted his working life to the subject, mainly how children learn effectively and the cognitive science around maths. He continuously looks for ways to improve maths education in the UK and globally, providing inspiration and support to children and teachers on their learning journey.
At the event, Tony will be sharing insight into his career and talking colleagues through the methods which have had a significant impact on his teaching maths.
Teacher and Trainer at Mr P ICT
Mr P is a primary school teacher of 14 years, an advocate for improving classroom standards through ICT and a UK leader on CPD and INSET. Through his humorous and engaging approach to life in the classroom, he has helped teachers transform their curriculum to
inspire, empower and make learning more purposeful and accessible for their pupils.
Mr P is equally as passionate about helping teachers achieve work/life balance as he is about ICT in schools. He takes a frank approach to certain classroom practices before sharing ideas that help raise standards without creating unnecessary workload. Expect an engaging, thought-provoking session from one of our sector’s most respected maths specialists, Mr P!
Anne Watson taught mathematics in challenging schools before undertaking teacher education and research at the University of Oxford. She advised on the mathematics NC in England and the recent Welsh mathematics curriculum. She works worldwide on ideas in school mathematics, curriculum, task design and pedagogy.
Anne has published numerous books, articles and research papers including ‘Key Ideas in Teaching Mathematics’ with Keith Jones and Dave Pratt (Oxford University Press) and ‘Care in Mathematics Education’ (Palgrave Macmillan). As Strategic Chair for the BBO Maths Hub she is in constant touch with all phases of mathematics education.
We’ll be holding a special maths quiz after lunch, hosted by stars from ITV’s hit quiz show, The Chase!
Mark Labbett (The Beast) and Shaun Wallace (The Dark Destroyer) will be putting delegates knowledge to the test with a series of maths questions, and we'll have prizes on offer for the best performers!
Our full itinerary will be announced in the coming weeks including details of our targeted workshops for EYFS, Primary and Secondary teachers.
Let's Talk Maths - Summer Conference Details
When: Monday, June 27, 9am to 3.15pm
Where: Etc. Venues, Manchester
Early bird tickets are on sale now for just £120, a saving of 20% off the standard ticket price.
Buy yours before the price increase at the end of March and secure your place early for one of this summer’s leading maths conferences!
“While our last two virtual conferences were a huge success, nothing beats bringing people together in person to learn and network with other maths specialists. We know that many of our schools are really looking forward to the opportunity and we have some great workshops planned, all packed with insight and suited to any key stage.
Caroline Hamilton - White Rose Maths Managing Director