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Red Kite Day 3 (Primary)

Making Maths Memorable

Friday 21st October 2022 | Centenary Pavilion, Leeds United FC

Our third Primary Red Kite Day brought together over 300 colleagues from our 29 primary, special and all-through alliance partner schools. The conference focus was on maths and we were delighted that Craig Barton and Elaine Bennett each led sessions for our Y2-Y6 and EY-Y1 teaching and classroom-based support staff respectively. Through interactive keynotes and workshops, they provided evidence-informed advice, strategies and practical ideas on themes including memory and retrieval, checking for understanding, explanations, modelling and worked examples. Sessions were tailored for the relevant age ranges so colleagues left inspired with tips and takeaways to apply in their classrooms.

Keynote Speaker

Craig Barton

Craig Barton loves teaching, doing, speaking and thinking about mathematics.  He taught maths for 15 years and was TES Maths Adviser for 10 years. He is now the Head of Education at Eedi. Craig is also the author “How I wish I’d taught maths” and "Reflect, Expect, Check, Explain".  He hosts the Mr Barton Maths and the Tips for Teachers podcasts.  In 2020 he was appointed as Visiting Fellow at the Mathematics Education Centre at the University of Loughborough. 

Craig Barton


Keynote Speaker

Elaine Bennett

Elaine is an experienced EYFS and KS1 practitioner. She has also worked as an EYFS LA adviser. Elaine is the co-author of the Storybook Maths Series and Everyday Maths Through Everyday Provision and The Building Blocks Of Maths. She has written a series of articles focussing on promoting creative approaches to maths. Elaine is passionate about making maths real, exciting, inspiring and accessible for all children and the adults that support them. Elaine recently revised the popular booklet More than Numbers.


08:15 - 08:45 Registration and Refreshments
08:45 - 09:00 Welcome
Early Years to Year 1 Year 2 to Year 6
09:00 - 11:30 Interactive Keynote and Workshop 1 Workshops 1 and 2
11:30 - 12:30 Brunch
12:30 - 13:45 Workshop 2 Workshop 3
13:45 - 14:00 Plenary

Suitable for

Primary & Special Headteachers

Senior Leaders


Classroom-based Support Staff

Governors & Guests


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