The LGfL Maths Squad is an expert team of teachers, digital learning and assessment professionals including assessment experts, involved in high stakes examinations such as GCSE and A-Level. The team are assembled to offer Secondary Schools valuable mathematics support in the post COVID educational landscape.

What does the service offer?

· Unique secure mock GCSE Maths papers prepared by High Stakes Exam experts, including Graham Cumming

· Choice of results analysis by Graham Cummings or upload to the LGfL Maths data analytics package.

· Report for Headteachers and HOD’s detailing key findings from the secure mock.

· Online and face to face insets and visits where appropriate to support Maths departments.

· Access to innovative new and regularly updated teaching resources as part of the Maths in the Real World resources.

· Focus on resources to support Assessment Objective 3, problem solving and real-world applications

· ‘Live Mocks’ delivered by experienced teachers with added commentary about exam performance from Graham Cumming

· Advice on Post Covid recovery, with a focus on Year 10

If you have any questions about the Maths Squad Service please email Bob Usher on mathsquad@lgfl.net

Frequently Asked Questions

Why has the service been created?

School’s may be facing challenges in the post COVID 19, especially with the benchmarking of the current Year 10. Many schools will be looking for guidance on how to best prepare the current Year 10 for next years exams. We intend to support LGfL schools every step of the way.

What is the LGfL Maths Squad?

The LGfL Maths Squad servuce is a team of Maths experts who have been specifically assembled to offer schools valuable maths support in the post COVID maths world and beyond. The range of expertise include teachers, eLearning professionals and assessment experts, including experts who have worked on High Stakes examinations such as GCSE and A-Level.

Who is the service for?

All LGfL Secondary Schools.

What are the terms and conditions of this LGfL service?

Terms and conditions have been created to ensure that support is equitable across participating schools. You can view these by going to www.mathsquadTC.lgfl.net

How does Maths Squad relate to the LGfL ‘Bridge the divide’ initiative?

The Bridge the divide programme can help schools more able to invest in devices and improve the device per student ratio in their school. Find out more here. There will be specific digital suggestions provided by LGfL for how to help pupils who have not completed sufficient work during the lockdown to help them catch up.

How long is the programme available to LGfL schools?

The LGfL Maths Squad Service is being offered a Pilot to 25 LGfL Secondary Schools during the Academic year 20/21.

This number may vary based on capacity within the Maths Squad team.

What does the service cost?

Everything is already included in the your current LGfL subscription.

What does the service offer?

What does the service offer?

· Unique secure mock GCSE Maths papers prepared by High Stakes Exam experts, including Graham Cumming

· Choice of results analysis by Graham Cummings or upload to the LGfL Maths data analytics package.

· Report for Headteachers and HOD’s detailing key findings from the secure mock.

· Online and face to face insets and visits where appropriate to support Maths departments.

· Access to innovative new and regularly updated teaching resources as part of the Maths in the Real World resources.

· Focus on resources to support Assessment Objective 3, problem solving and real-world applications

· ‘Live Mocks’ delivered by experienced teachers with added commentary about exam performance from Graham Cumming

· Advice on Post Covid recovery, with a focus on Year 10

Who should I contact for further questions about the service?

Please email Bob Usher at mathsquad@lgfl.net for any queries about the programme