Fareham College recently welcomed Maths delegates from across the south coast region to a conference at the Bishopsfield Road Campus, a registered Centre of Excellence in Maths (CfEM).
The event, featuring insightful talks from guest speakers Bob Craig, Bobby Seagull and Johnny Ball, provided an opportunity for Maths professionals to network, discussing best practices and innovative techniques for the development of Maths education in the Solent.
Fareham College was able to showcase recent action research and launch CPD units for the network focusing on supporting students with maths anxiety, developing teachers to understand and implement different approaches to ultimately improve the delivery of maths education, student motivation and mindset.
Making the most of the outstanding facilities across both the Maths and Hospitality Faculty, guests received lunch from Avenue 141, Fareham College’s silver service restaurant, while the conference took place in Theatre 141. All attendees were also presented with various teaching articles to use in practice following the event’s conclusion.
Rosie Sharp, Director of Quality, Faculty and Higher Education, said, “The achievement of maths qualifications for students nationally, has long been a challenge, being able to come together and discuss and share best practise whilst picking up tips from some of the best is a fantastic opportunity for teachers in the region.”
Principal and Chief Executive Andrew Kaye said, “This event provides an example of the way in which Fareham College champions best practise and celebrates excellence in many educational fields, including Maths. I am thankful to the team for organising an informative, engaging and insightful event and the attendees for taking the time to share their experience, skills and knowledge.”