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PhysMaths Conference for non-specialist teachers – workshop bookings now open!

Wednesday, 11th July: 0915 – 1545

Are you teaching Mathematics or Physics but it wasn’t the focus of your degree?  Are you returning to Mathematics or Physics following a career break?

If you answered “Yes” to either question, this could be the perfect event for you. Inspired by the Teacher Subject Specialist Training (TSST) programme, Exeter Mathematics School is delighted to present PhysMaths: a one day conference for non-specialist teachers of Mathematics and Physics from across the South West.  Delegates will take part in Maths or Physics workshops, according to preference, have time to mingle and share experiences and enjoy talks from key-note speakers.

As well as our Keynote Speaker, Dr Colin Wright (University of Keele) delivering an exciting talk on ‘Patterns and Predictions’, we also have an inspirational programme of workshops lined up, including:


Chaos Theory – Chris Budd, University of Bath

Creation of Number – Ben Sparks, FMSP

Cuisenaire Rods – Caroline Ainsworth, Senior Teacher & Maths Specialist, Stockland C of E Primary School

Every Child can succeed at Maths – Tom Ralph, University of Exeter

I didn’t know Maths did that! – Kerry Burnham, EMS

Why do we teach Maths? – Richard Perring, FMSP

Cubes and other Manipulatives – Josh Lury, Maths Hub, Cornwall & West Devon

Calculating the Distance to the Moon – Dr Colin Wright, University of Keele

Mathematical Representations – Dom Williams & Ella Keddie, Boolean Maths Hub

Things I wish I knew when I started teaching Maths – Will Halwyn, EMS

The Mathematics of Games – Tom Rainbow, Ivybridge Community College

Fractions – Tom Bowler, EMS

Problem Solving Angles and Bearings – Stuart Allen, EMS

Interactive Whiteboards – Claire Wilman, EMS

Problem Solving in GCSE Maths – Liam Cantle, EMS

Desmos – Stuart Allen, EMS

Year 7 Problem Solving – Kerry Burnham, EMS



Woah! – Joe Rowing, EMS

The Practical Physics Teacher – Keith Gibbs, School Physics

Energy – Alastair Cuthbertson, IoP

Electrical Circuits – Malcolm Simpson, EMS

Bungee Jump Physics – Ed Horncastle, EMS

Radioactivity in KS4 – Rich Barry, Ivybridge Community College

Isaac Physics – Roger Nuttall, Isaac Physics Fellow

Light, Sound &  Waves – Dorian Pascoe, IoP


To book a place, please click the relevant link below.  After you have registered, you will be emailed full details of all speakers and workshops, enabling you to sign up to the sessions of your choice.

Should you have any queries, please email events@exeterms.ac.uk or ring the school on 01392 429020.

To book a MATHS ticket, click here

To book a PHYSICS ticket, click here

PhysMaths MATHS Flyer

PhysMaths PHYSICS flyer


Creating a Culture of Challenge

Please see the below flyer for details of a one-day workshop on 27 June 2018 delivered by Exeter Mathematics School staff, in association with the West Country Teaching Schools Alliance. To book a place, please contact admin@wctsa.org

Creating a Culture of Challenge June 2018


MEI Meetings



TSST – CPD for Non-Specialist/Returning Teachers of Maths and Physics 2017/18

Applications for the 2018/19 programme will open in the summer term. The application form will be made available here.  To gain an overview of the course, please click on the relevabt current programme below.



Mathematics Teachers’ Network

The Further Mathematics Support Programme (FMSP) is sponsoring a KS4/5 mathematics teachers’ network.  Meetings take place once a term,  providing an opportunity for networking and professional development.

If there are specific topics that you would like to consider at these sessions, please contact Susie: events@exeterms.ac.uk 




Exeter Mathematics Schoool hosts MA/ATM meetings, approximately one per term for teachers and maths professionals.  The purpose of the sessions is to share ideas and best practice.  Meetings are held in the evenings and are free of charge.  If you would like more information, please contact Richard Perring: richardperring74@gmail.com

Further Mathematics Support Program CPD

The Further Mathematics Support Programme (FMSP) is a government-funded initiative supported by the Department for Education and managed by MEI. The FMSP supports schools and colleges at Key Stage 4 and post-16 level to increase teacher expertise and student participation in AS/A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics.

Exeter Mathematics regularly host events for the FMSP – to find information about events in your area please visit the relevant regional page.