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Professional Development

Functional Skills & GCSE resit

Explore our professional development courses

We offer an extensive range of professional development opportunities for teachers of students aged 16 years and over who are working towards achieving grade 4 or higher by resitting GCSE Mathematics. Explore our offer, and let our high-quality professional development support your teaching.

Teaching GCSE Mathematics Resit

Improve your GCSE Mathematics foundation tier subject knowledge and learn more about the principles of effective pedagogy in GCSE Mathematics resit teaching.

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Teaching GCSE Mathematics

Designed for those new to teaching GCSE Mathematics who want to develop their subject knowledge and classroom practice.

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Leaders of Maths in Further Education

Ideal for any new or aspiring Maths Lead who wishes to reflect upon this demanding role and learn strategies to improve their performance.

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Details of these and other professional development courses offered by MEI are listed on our events pages.

Attend the MEI Annual Conference

Our annual conference runs soon after the summer exams session, and you’re invited. It’s an amazing opportunity for maths teachers and enthusiasts at all stages of their careers to share, explore, discuss and evaluate ideas for the classroom. There’s a huge choice of sessions for you to join, led by experienced teachers and subject experts from across the maths community. It all adds up to a brilliant experience that’s exceptional value for money.

“The MEI conference has revolutionised my teaching.”

“Fantastic conference – a really enjoyable experience. Rejuvenated my enthusiasm for teaching.”

“I absolutely loved the conference and I’m super keen to go again next year. Many, many thanks to everyone at MEI for all the hard work and effort that went into a brilliant, useful, well-managed, inspiring, informative, principled, practical, illuminating, useful and fun conference.”

Use our contextualisation toolkit

Teaching and learning maths in contexts that relate directly to a student’s interests – other studies, work experience, or personal life – can help them to see its relevance to them. It can also help them to develop a deeper and more sustained understanding of mathematical concepts.

Our contextualisation toolkit offers helpful guidance on using contexts and developing your own contextualised teaching and learning resources. It focuses on some specific context areas to show how the approach could be applied more generally:

  • Construction and the built environment
  • Health, social care and childcare
  • Business, administration and entrepreneurship
  • Leisure and tourism
  • Hair and beauty
  • Hospitality and catering
  • General life and personal interests

Much of content is also relevant to Functional Skills Mathematics.

Grants

Your school or college may be eligible for a London Mathematical Society Teacher CPD Grant to help towards the cost of MEI’s professional development courses, conference, and bespoke training days.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

We can arrange bespoke professional development for your sixth form or college on a wide range of topics. Just get in touch and we can discuss your needs.