Home Page


Gareth Metcalfe: Building KS2 Problem Solvers

NEW Online Maths CPD training opportunity

different content to the Gareth Metcalfe courses offered in 2018/2019 at Pioneer Teaching School Alliance


Gareth Metcalfe

(I See Maths)

Building KS2 Problem-Solvers


Tuesday 29th June, 1:15 - 3:45pm AVAILABLE

Tuesday, 20th April, 3:15 - 5:45pm SOLD OUT

Wednesday, 28th April, 3:15 - 5:45pm SOLD OUT

Wednesday, 10th March, 1:15pm – 3:45pm SOLD OUT

via ZOOM

Online CPD session - £40 per person

Participants will need WiFi to access this live Zoom training


This 2.5 hour online CPD session will provide a practical, evidence-based vision for deepening children’s understanding of mathematical problem-solving:

You will look at how to make problem-solving accessible to all children, including the use of direct teaching and visual representations, to model the process of solving problems.


Ideas & resources will be shared for varying problem-solving tasks, so children explore mathematical ideas in depth.

There will also be a focus on oracy, helping children to describe their problem-solving. We will also consider how children can learn to self-reflect and self-regulate as they engage in rich mathematical tasks.


Course objectives

  • Enable all children to access rich problem-solving tasks
  • Show how direct teaching and variation can build children’s understanding of problem-solving
  • To consider how tasks can be adapted to deepen the mathematical challenge

About Gareth Metcalfe

“My practical training helps to give teachers the knowledge, skills and resources to transform this vision into a classroom reality. Training focuses on improving children's attitudes to maths, showing concepts visually and providing children with extended, challenging learning experiences. 
I'm a teaching Assistant Head, so the ideas for I See Maths are all born and trialled in my own classroom. I still enjoy the challenge of teaching my own class!  My training is accredited as holding the NCETM CPD Standard.”  


Cost and booking

£40 per delegate, places are strictly limited
Email to request places

Our website is currently under review. We will not be a Teaching School from September and shall be known as Pioneer Education.