The Easter Conference is an annual highlight of ATM’s programme of professional development events and is taking place on the 29 March - 1 April 2016 at Chesford Grange, Warwick.
The conference offers members an invaluable opportunity to explore new ideas and make social and professional connections in a stimulating and challenging environment that encourages face-to-face sharing and learning.
Learn first-hand about the latest developments in mathematics education and be inspired by the wide range of sessions available
I always leave conference and return to work inspired with new ideas to use with my classes in schools and college and, more recently, those beginning to teach.
Anne Haworth, 2015
Book Your Place at Conference
You can now book your place at the 2016 ATM conference.
This year we have introduced payment instalments, making your ATM conference experience even more affordable (full details are available on the Price List). Remember to take advantage of Early Bird prices.
You will have the opportunity to choose your sessions when they become available later in the year.
Teacher CPD Grants
The London Mathematical Society is currently offering grants of up to £400 to teachers in UK schools/ educational establishments to attend CPD which is specifically mathematical. Such mathematical professional development should enable teachers to:
- Develop their subject knowledge.
- Engage in a deeper understanding of how to develop mathematical thinking
- Appreciate the interconnectivity of mathematical topics
- Update themselves on mathematics curriculum reform
- Use technology when and where appropriate
As we are confident that attendance and active participation at the ATM's annual conference does all this and more, we would strongly encourage you to apply for a grant.
Full details of the scheme and the application form are available at their website.
Applications should be submitted well in advance of the date of the activity. Application deadlines are 31 August, 30 November, 31 January and 30 April.
Opening Plenary - Jackie Fairchild
Bio to follow shortly.
Closing Plenary - David Cain
Abstract: : Our Mathematical Endeavour – Creative or Non-Creative?
David Cain graduated In Mathematics from Imperial College, London and went to work in the BBC for 11 years as a composer in the Radiophonic Workshop and as a radio drama director. Then he won a two year Gulbenkian scholarship to write music for schools in Cumbria, loved working with young people and, after a PGCE year, got a job in a small secondary school in Silloth teaching music, general science, English literature and drama! Later he taught some mathematics, came into contact with Geoff Faux and joined ATM at the beginning of the 1980’s.
David was a founder member of the ATM Children’s Workshop Group and his school was one of the seven schools which piloted the ATM GCSE at the end of the 1980’s. After two years in Ghana as a regional maths advisor he worked in Northampton in the 1990’s as an advisor and inspector. At the same time, thanks to Jan Potworowski, he spent a lot of time as EU coordinator of various mathematical projects in Poland. Finally, having had enough of the educational idiocies going on in the UK, he retired to Poland and married the Polish coordinator of the Polish projects! He is still working as a maths advisor in an advisory centre in Zgierz.
The special event will be run by Colin Matthews. Details to follow shortly.
The conference offers a number of social events to allow our delegates to get to know one another, relax and network outside of the main Conference programme.
We're still working on the Programme and we're excited by the number of possible events we might introduce into the 2016 conference. Watch this space!
Wednesday Evening Event - Quiz
Back by popular demand, the quiz will be hosted with favourite presenters Colin Penfold and Tony Cotton.
Don't have a team yet? Turn up anyway and we'll help you find one. It's a great way to make new friends. We have some great prizes up for grabs so scrub-up on your general knowledge!
Thursday - NQT and Students Event
There will be a special event for NQTs and student teachers at the end of the conference. Come along, share your experiences of the conference and share the best resources and teaching ideas that you have been introduced to. A swap shop for ideas and a time to create a network of like minded people that you can draw on in the future.
Take a break from the main programme to explore, investigate, discuss and be inspired in the ATM Workshop. Open from early until closing time.
Chesford Grange is a fantastic four-star Warwickshire hotel offering everything you could possibly wish for in a hotel.
Historic charm is coupled with contemporary glamour, all set in beautiful grounds on the edge of the River Avon.
Chesford Grange boasts luxurious bedrooms, an excellent restaurant and some of the best conference and event space in Warwickshire.
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