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Work with Dave 

Dave Godfrey’s training equips teachers to teach mathematics with deep understanding, clarity, enjoyment and creativity. His unique approach to mastery utilises the power of story, concrete resources, visualisation and media.

Dave Godfrey is a

  • Primary Mathematics Consultant
  • NCETM Professional Development Lead
  • Experienced Primary Teacher
  • Trainer & Keynote Speaker
  • Author & Songwriter – creator of Number Fun

24/7 Online Training

Dave travels extensively to train and equip teachers in the teaching of primary mathematics.  Dave has also recorded an extensive set of training modules for 24/7 online access on his dedicated learning management platform.

Each module is targeted at specific phase and partitioned into smaller chucks for easy assess to specific content.

Dave’s training aims to equip teaching staff to both develop deep conceptual understanding and a practical approach to mastering that specific area of the curriculum.  Popular modules include: Number and Place Value, Calculation, Bar Modelling,  Fractions, and Helping children learn and remember Key Facts. 

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Mathematics Professional Development Training

Dave is an experienced trainer and an accredited PD Leader with the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM).

Dave has taught across the primary age-range and he brings his wealth of experience to bear in his dynamic training programme. Dave’s training aims to help raise standards by increasing teachers’ confidence and subject knowledge, and by giving them tools to be creative and to enjoy the subject! Each course comes packed with engaging ideas alongside the foundation of relevant theory. All Dave’s CPD events are presented in a relevant, engaging, fun-filled and interactive style. Dave has particular passions for the teaching of calculation and the use of the Singapore Bar Model Approach.

Dave would be delighted to provide bespoke training for your school or cluster, or to present on any of the following themes:

 

  • Mastery in Mathematics (incorporating aspects of the 2020 DfE & NCETM Mathematical Guidance)

  • Mastering the use of Models and Images (The C.P.A. Approach)

  • Bar Model – Mastering the use of the Singapore Bar Model Approach

  • Developing Early Mathematical Understanding

  • Number Fun – Using Story, Song and Video as Creative and Powerful Tools in Mathematics

  • Revitalising Mathematics

  • Number and Place Value

  • Learning Key Facts and Counting Skills

  • A Whole School Progression in Arithmetic and Written Calculation

  • Embedding Mental Calculation across the Primary School

  • Mastering Fractions through the use of Models and Images

  • A Creative Approach to Problem Solving

  • Reasoning and Talk Mathematics

  • Extending More Able Pupils

  • Embedding Mathematics across the Primary Curriculum

I’ve known Dave for a long time.  He presents and opens up mathematical concepts in a uniquely creative and engaging way.  He helps children and teachers engage with and enjoy the subject, whilst helping them develop deep mathematical understanding.  My staff warmly welcome Dave whenever he comes to school and his training has helped equip us to teach mathematics effectively.

Jonathan Green

Headteacher, Archbishop of York Church of England Primary

Mathematics Consultancy

Dave has spent many years helping schools improve their teaching of mathematics through ongoing consultancy work.  

Dave’s consultancy usually begins with a day-long audit of mathematics which aims to identify and celebrate strengths, as well as highlight key areas for improvement.

In the light of his findings, Dave then provides consultancy support to help the school develop their teaching of mathematics.   This support typically includes helping teachers advance their own mathematical understanding and teaching of mathematics; encouraging the development of mathematically rich environments; and the establishment of structures and policies to provide a practical, consistent and powerful way forward for improving performance.

Dave Godfrey/Number Fun has worked with our group of local authority maintained schools for two years now as a mathematics consultant. He has created innovative approaches to deliver the new curriculum and is always ready to tailor the training to suit the needs of the schools in the group. Great fun, lots of ideas and enjoyment alongside deepening understanding.

Libby Wragg

School Improvement Advisor

It was great to work with Dave on developing our maths teaching in school. He helped us identify key areas of development and then provided us with supportive resources and expertise to improve our maths teaching. Dave’s deep knowledge and passion in maths inspired our teaching which in turn developed our children’s mathematical understanding.

Neville Rice

Headteacher, Scartho Junior School

Number Fun Activity Days

A Number Fun Activity Day aims to equip teachers to use the Number Fun Portal as a powerful tool for learning whilst introducing the materials to children in a fun-filled and action packed day!  A typical Activity Day typically includes Maths based Collective Worship/Assembly for the whole school, followed by 4 hour-long workshops – each one aimed at a different phase or year-group (e.g. 3-5, 5-7, 7-9 and 9-11).

Dave’s presentation is fun and fast moving, including puppetry, role play, props and song actions. The day finishes with an hour-long CPD session aimed at equipping staff to creatively use the contents of the Number Fun Portal as a powerful tool in their teaching of Primary Mathematics.

For more details or to book an Activity Day, please give the Number Fun office a call at the office on 01904 778848. 

I just wanted to say a big thank you for today.  The children absolutely loved it and the teachers have said how fantastic it was.  One teacher who is leaving the profession at Easter, now wants to stay!  She said it’s reminded her how fantastic this job can be!  It’s been a difficult week and today was just what everyone needed.  We’re all very keen to use the songs as a learning tool and I think they will have a massive impact on our maths and the enjoyment of it.

Matt

Wolverhampton