Have your say on how standards in maths can be developed

The next topic for the district’s Public Forum for Education is – How can high standards in mathematics be promoted and supported across the District? The forum will discuss ways in which maths provision for young people can be broadened and how this impacts on other areas of education.Speakers will focus on: 

– Why achievement in maths is crucial to future success

– How we can support maths in the home and community

Two contributors will show how partnership working can lead to district
wide improvements in maths attainment.  The first will include primary
age pupils from West Bowling who have been supported at home, at school
and by their local community to reach high levels of maths competence at
an early age.

The second contributor, a successful accountant from West Bowling and
currently based with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Leeds, will share his
journey to employment in a maths related field from primary school,
through A levels and University to successful employment.

The Public Forum for Education is a fantastic opportunity to hear about
and share good practice. Discussions from the forum contribute to policy
making in the district, so we want to hear your views. Anyone with an
interest is welcome, so please publicise through your networks and bring
friends and colleagues.

The forum takes place on Wednesday 18 June 2014 from 4.30pm to 6.30pm in
the Banqueting Suite, City Hall, Bradford BD1.

Cllr Ralph Berry, Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services, said:
“Raising educational attainment is one of the Council’s top priorities,
so it is vital that we share information on how we can develop young
people’s skills in maths. If you are a parent, young person or
practitioner come and add to the debate!”

Michael Jameson, Strategic Director of Children’s Services, said:
“Having good skills in maths is so important if our students are to
succeed. This is an opportunity for us to look at good practice and
share information so we can improve outcomes for children and young
people across the district.”

To book email  Public.Forum.for.Education@bradford.gov.uk
or telephone Heidi Hardy on (01274) 434335