Professional Learning


Registration

The FMSPW provides advice, resources and professional learning to teachers to help enrich the mathematical experience of students and promote the continued study of mathematics. We also carry out action research in partnership with teachers. We are committed to supporting schools and colleges and have been delivering professional learning since 2014. We have supported hundreds of teachers from schools/colleges across Wales. Whilst our Professional Learning (PL) focusses mainly (though not exclusively) on KS5 in terms of content, all courses also aim to develop effective pedagogy and supports the Curriculum for Wales in this.

The FMSPW has developed an extensive range of resources that we are very happy to share with teachers. Registration also gives free single user teacher access to the Integral Further Maths resources (Integral). The resources include materials to support the teaching and learning of A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics, most topics in the Additional Mathematics Level 2 certificate and STEP examinations.

Registration also gives access to our range of free training opportunities including one-day workshops, on-line sessions, topic/module specific sessions, in-school options as well as longer courses. See Professional Learning opportunities below.

To access the above, please Register here

Local Support

Area Coordinators

You will have an Area Coordinator (AC) for your part of Wales. There are also a Lead members of the team for Professional Learning, Resources etc. Their details are here. You can contact the PL Lead or your local AC to discuss your PL needs.

Curriculum Support

Professional Learning Courses

The FMSPW are offering Professional Learning for GCSE Higher Tier, Additional Maths Level 2 and all A-level Modules via an On Demand service. This new approach is a flexible, online study option for teachers.

FMSPW are also offering Professional Learning for all six Further Maths units over two academic years. In 2023 to 2024, the FMSPW will provide online and face-to-face Professional Learning for FMU1, FMU5 and FMU6, across the whole academic year. In 2024 to 2025 FMU2, FMU3 and FMU4 will be offered in the same format.

The FMSPW also offer a wide range of short Professional Learning courses for Geogebra and DESMOS, along with our pedagogy workshops.

Our Materials
  • A fully resourced Scheme of Work for Mathematics and Further Mathematics A-levels
  • Mathematics AS Flipped Classroom Videos
  • Mathematics AS Exam Question Revision Videos
  • AS Mathematics Reinforcement
  • Mathematics A2 Flipped Classroom Videos
  • Mathematics A2 Exam Question Revision Videos
  • Further Mathematics AS Flipped Classroom Videos
  • Further Mathematics AS Revision Videos
  • Further Mathematics A2 Flipped Classroom Videos
  • Further Mathematics A2 Revision Videos
  • Various Transition and Enrichment video series
  • Access to Integral Resources for Mathematics and Further Mathematics A-levels

For Curriculum Support Materials go to our Curriculum Support page.

Latest Professional Learning Events

Flipped Classroom Approach PL - WhatA course on Implementing the Flipped Classroom Approach (FCA)WhoTeachersWhenJune – December 2024 Dates below.HowHybridTo bookfmspwales@swansea.ac.uk More information  We are offering a hybrid course for teachers wanting to explore implementing the FCA. The course will look at the theory, practice, reality and development of the FCA with a clear focus on practicability. The course will also… Read More »Flipped Classroom Approach PL
Connected Programmes of Study PL - What A course on Planning for Mathematical Connection Who Teachers When Late February – July 2024 Dates below. How Hybrid To book fmspwales@swansea.ac.uk More information  This will be a hybrid course, referencing the CfW and A-level, on designing (or modifying) Programmes of Study with an explicit focus on mathematical connection, helping these connections to be… Read More »Connected Programmes of Study PL
Professional Learning 2023/24 - What Professional Learning courses – Sign up now for 2023/24 Who KS4 and KS5 Teachers When On Demand and Live sessions available How On Demand Autumn, Winter and Spring 2023/24 To book fmspwales@swansea.ac.uk More information The FMSPW is pleased to offer a professional learning course for GCSE Higher Mathematics in an On Demand format. These… Read More »Professional Learning 2023/24
GCSE Higher Mathematics Professional Learning ON DEMAND course - What GCSE Higher Tier Professional Learning course Who KS4 Teachers When On Demand How On Demand To book fmspwales@swansea.ac.uk More information The FMSPW is pleased to offer a professional learning courses for GCSE Higher Mathematics in an On Demand format. This new On Demand approach is a flexible, online study option, that uses a variety… Read More »GCSE Higher Mathematics Professional Learning ON DEMAND course
Additional Mathematics Level 2 Professional Learning ON DEMAND course - What Additional Maths Professional Learning course Who KS4 Teachers When On Demand How On Demand To book fmspwales@swansea.ac.uk More information The FMSPW is pleased to offer a professional learning courses for GCSE Higher Mathematics in an On Demand format. This new On Demand approach is a flexible, online study option, that uses a variety of… Read More »Additional Mathematics Level 2 Professional Learning ON DEMAND course
A-level Maths Professional Learning ON DEMAND course - What A-level Maths Professional Learning course Who KS5 Teachers When On Demand How On Demand To book fmspwales@swansea.ac.uk More information FMSPW is pleased to offer professional learning courses for each of the Mathematics A level modules in an On Demand format. (Unit 2 and Unit 4 will be split into two topic areas and are… Read More »A-level Maths Professional Learning ON DEMAND course
Further Maths Unit 5 Professional Learning - What Further Maths Unit 5 Professional Learning (Further Statistics) Who KS5 teachers When September 2023 – April 2024 How Hybrid- Primarily online, with live sessions held to cover the more complicated topics in South and North Wales To book fmspwales@swansea.ac.uk More information This course will give a comprehensive coverage of FMU5 and is aimed at… Read More »Further Maths Unit 5 Professional Learning
Further Maths Unit 2 Professional Learning - What Further Maths Unit 2 Professional Learning (Further Statistics) Who KS5 teachers When September 2024 – April 2025 How Hybrid- Primarily online, with live sessions held to cover the more complicated topics in South and North Wales To book fmspwales@swansea.ac.uk More information This course will give a comprehensive coverage of FMU2 and is aimed at… Read More »Further Maths Unit 2 Professional Learning
Further Maths Unit 6 Professional Learning - What Further Maths Unit 6 Professional Learning (Further Mechanics) Who KS5 teachers When September 2023 – July 2024 How Hybrid- Primarily online, with live sessions held to cover the more complicated topics in South and North Wales To book fmspwales@swansea.ac.uk More information This course will give a comprehensive coverage of FMU6 and is aimed at… Read More »Further Maths Unit 6 Professional Learning
Further Maths Unit 4 Professional Learning - What Further Maths Unit 4 Professional Learning (Further Pure) Who KS5 teachers When October 2024- July 2025 How Hybrid- Primarily online, with live sessions held to cover the more complicated topics in South and North Wales To book fmspwales@swansea.ac.uk More information This course will give a comprehensive coverage of FMU4 and is aimed at teachers… Read More »Further Maths Unit 4 Professional Learning

Case Studies

Radyr Comprehensive School “I have gained confidence and will be able to teach Further Maths Unit 2 next year, which helps Radyr Comprehensive School continue to offer Further Maths…” Read more … 

Ysgol Penglais “I really enjoyed using the self-study resources. I was able to work at my own pace.” Read more … 

Monmouth Comprehensive School “The teachers enjoyed this format of Professional Learning. They found having the slides and resources before the directed support session very useful.” Read more … 

Emma Pugh Porthcawl Comprehensive School “We have had bespoke training on topics that we have requested and we have been able to train up all our staff.” Read more … 

Gwenallt Jones Ysgold Bro Teifi “I feel confident in teaching the statistics units and gaining the resources required to teach the syllabus and whole content.” Read more … 

Clare Power Bishop Vaughan Roman Catholic School “The course was good for meeting other teachers and certainly got my brain working on the more difficult Further Maths topics.” Read more … 

Helen Hayes Bryn Elian High School “Excellent course, it covered the whole syllabus of FP1 and I feel much more confident now with explanations and reasoning behind methods. ”Read more … 

Laura Makarek Caldicot School “It gives you the opportunity to learn new techniques not only from the tutor but from the other teachers on the course. It has given me confidence to deliver FP1.” Read more … 

Stuart Ball Caerleon Comprehensive School “I have a much deeper knowledge of the course and feel confident to tackle many topics from several different approaches.” Read more … 

Past | Professional Learning Events
ICMT 2024 - Following our very successful inaugural Conference in July 2019...
The Teaching Statistics Trust Lecture 2022-23 - Subject: Free Statistics CPD opportunity Dear Teacher, We are pleased to invite you to a free professional learning event organised jointly by The Teaching Statistics Trust and FMSPW. There is a choice of two venues: Cardiff University (7th March 2023) and Bangor University (8th March 2023) The Teaching Statistics Trust Lecture 2022-23 Our principal speakers… Read More »The Teaching Statistics Trust Lecture 2022-23
Further Maths Proof Workshop - Deduction, induction, contradiction, and probably exhaustion!
2021-2022 Teaching Statistics Trust Lecture - We are living in an increasingly data-centric world, where it is essential for everyone to have a statistical awareness and build upon their statistical senses....
Volunteers needed for PL Opportunity - Our initial aim is to produce a number of questions for WJEC Mathematics A-Level
First order differential equations - Delivery Remote live session Dates Autumn Term 2021/2022 Cost Free for state funded schools or colleges To book b.h.denyer@swansea.ac.uk More information Whilst it clear that, as a result of the disruption in the last academic year, the formation of simple differential equations will not be examined by the WJEC in 2022, there is still an… Read More »First order differential equations
Further Maths 1 - This course will give a comprehensive coverage of FMU1 and is aimed at teachers who currently deliver A-Level Maths would like to teach AS-level Further Maths.
Introduction to teaching AS-level Mathematics Unit 1 and 2 - This course is intended for colleagues who wish to teach AS and A level mathematics in the future
Proof Workshop for KS3, 4 and 5 - Deduction, induction, contradiction, and probably exhaustion!