From September 2021, the Centres for Excellence in Maths (CfEM) programme will include an extensive research programme involving randomised controlled trials across the country of approaches to teaching for Mastery in Further Education (FE) colleges and sixth forms. These approaches aim to improve learner’ understanding of concepts underpinning the GCSE mathematics curriculum to improve outcomes on GCSE resit programmes.
We are currently seeking mathematics teachers in FE colleges and sixth forms to take part in this research programme. To take part you should be teaching GCSE mathematics resit classes for 16-18 year old learners for at least some of your timetable at either a Centre for Excellence in Maths or one of their network partners. If you are working for a college or sixth form that is not already part of a CfEM first you need to ensure that your organisation is willing to join a network and you need to start the process of joining. You must have the approval of a senior manager in your college/sixth form and the support of your CfEM Centre Lead. This is important as the funding for participation will come through the Centre.
You may wish to first view this short video in which teachers share their experiences of participating in the CfEM pilot trials and other research similar to the CfEM Teaching for Mastery project.
Further details of the role and commitment required can be found in the recruitment information sheet.
If you would like to participate in the research you can let the research team know by completing the online form. This will be available until 1st May 2021 but teachers who are interested are advised to submit as early as possible as places are limited.
Further draft information about the Teaching for Mastery in FE Research Project can be found below. This is for information only. A full research recruitment pack will be sent to you by the research team after they have received your online sign-up form.