Key 4: Maths: Fail forward

As a staff, discuss the importance of challenge, resilience, persistence and working through failure.

Plan - NumCo (2 hours):

1. Staff complete the Start Line survey.
2. NumCo analyses and considers the findings.
3. NumCo explores the resource, plans and prepares for the discussion session.

Useful links about challenge and failure:

Do - Staff (45 minutes + 4 weeks):

4. NumCo guides the resource use and discussion.
5. Identify small changes for individual classroom.

Remember: Changes don’t have to be big to have an impact!

For example:

  • Stop allowing pupils to stay in their comfort zone;
  • Keep targeting tasks at individual needs; and
  • Start using the word 'yet' when maths doesn't immediately make sense.

Review – NumCo (1 hour) and staff (30 minutes)

6. Staff complete the Impact Measure survey.
7. NumCo plans feedback session.
8. Staff discuss the impact of the changes and agree those to stop and those to keep.
9. NumCo records the process and the impact measured.

Useful resources