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Scott Tooley, Head of Secondary Mathematics


angkok Patana School hosted the first meeting of the Leaders of Secondary Mathematics Network last week, a network created by Dr Scott Tooley, the Head of Mathematics at Bangkok Patana. Eighteen members of the network were in attendance representing international schools from Bangkok, other regions in Thailand, China, Malaysia and Hong Kong. The agenda for the first meeting was simply: • Introductions – Find out more about the Heads of Mathematics, their schools and the way Mathematics teaching and learning looks in their schools • Big Questions – Each member of the network received feedback from other Heads of Mathematics on a question/issue that they are currently facing. • CPL – Dr Scott Tooley provided the group with some professional development on a way of promoting STEM within the Mathematics Curriculum. The first meeting was a complete success, full of extremely useful discussion throughout the day. It was great to find out how other schools work, what developments

other Mathematics faculties are currently working on and generally sharing good practice. The day really cemented the way in which the network can be used in the future to support future decisions that Mathematics middle leaders are making. The visiting Heads of Mathematics were shown around our wonderful school and they were extremely impressed with the facility and resources that we have. The future development of the network will be based on the following plan. • One large meeting each academic year, hosted by different schools within the network • Two smaller hub meetings based on locations of schools involved • An online forum of discussion to help share and support each other in the development of excellent teaching and learning in mathematics For further information on the Secondary Mathematics Network please feel free to contact Dr Scott Tooley scto@ patana.ac.th

For more information about Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) at Bangkok Patana, please contact Katherine Hume, Cross Campus Assistant Principal kahu@patana.ac.th


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Patana News Volume 21 Issue 11  

A weekly round up of news from Bangkok Patana School

Patana News Volume 21 Issue 11  

A weekly round up of news from Bangkok Patana School