Bespoke Newsletter

April 2017

Welcome to the tenth issue of Bespoke. We’ve entered double figures! This issue gets to the heart of how Maths Hubs are enabling teachers to engage in professional learning activities that amount to more than a sole attendance at a one-day workshop. We hear from both primary and secondary teachers working with colleagues from around the corner and across the country over a period of time – all with the aim of making changes that lead to pupils learning maths more securely. If this appeals to you, why not find out if your local Maths Hub has a Work Group that you or your school could join from September?

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NCETM and Maths Hubs collaborate with Oxford University and Education Endowment Foundation on mathematical reasoning project

  • Thursday, January 14, 2016 8:41 AM
The NCETM, in conjunction with the Maths Hubs programme, is working on a project centred on developing mathematical reasoning in Year 2 pupils

Maths teachers explain benefits of working alongside Shanghai counterparts

  • Friday, December 11, 2015 8:37 AM
The NCETM has published a series of videos where English secondary school maths teachers describe what they learnt from working alongside teachers from Shanghai during the exchange visit to England in November.

Two new Maths Hub lead schools appointed, covering Cumbria and north Lancashire and the south east of London

  • Wednesday, November 4, 2015 8:07 AM
Two new Maths Hub lead schools have been appointed, bringing the total of Maths Hubs across England to 35

Developing mathematical reasoning: an opportunity for secondary school maths departments

  • Tuesday, November 3, 2015 9:16 AM
The Maths Hubs programme is looking for 175 secondary school maths departments across England to participate in a new, free programme of professional development, with the aim of improving teachers’ confidence in developing pupils’ mathematical reasoning.

Assessment report findings mirror NCETM’s approach to assessing mastery

  • Friday, September 18, 2015 10:43 AM
The final report from the Commission on Assessment without Levels has endorsed the approach embodied by the NCETM’s recently published free materials to help teachers assess pupils’ mastery of mathematical concepts.