Bespoke Newsletter

February 2017

Welcome to the ninth issue of Bespoke, as we hit the half way mark in the school year, the third full year of the Maths Hubs programme. In this issue, we report on one Maths Hub lead school that is changing the way it thinks about setting for maths in Key Stage 3; we look at how another hub is coordinating all mastery work across its region; and hear how thousands of teachers got a flavour of the latest teacher exchange between England and Shanghai. If any of this prompts you to want to get involved in your local Maths Hub, you can find out where and who to contact.

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Teaching for mastery: assessment materials published

  • Wednesday, July 22, 2015 2:15 PM
As part of its ongoing work to help primary teachers understand the principles of teaching for mastery, and implement the approach in the classroom, the NCETM has published new materials to support ongoing assessment of pupils’ understanding of the mathematics National Curriculum.

Selection of new lead schools for two Maths Hubs

  • Friday, July 10, 2015 10:07 AM
The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM), in conjunction with the DfE and NCTL, has launched a process to select new lead schools/colleges for two Maths Hubs in England: one in London and one in the North West.

New programme to develop 140 primary mathematics specialist teachers to drive forward teaching for mastery. Applications now closed

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 3:31 PM
Details have been announced of a new programme to train 140 primary teachers to become specialists in mastery approaches to teaching maths.

New Maths Hubs programme magazine focuses on teaching for mastery

  • Monday, April 27, 2015 12:17 PM
The NCETM has published the first issue of what will be a regular magazine giving information and news about the Maths Hubs programme. The magazine, called Bespoke, is published on the Maths Hubs programme website, and has also been emailed to all 180 000 NCETM registered users.

Differentiation alongside teaching for mastery - new NCETM Director blog

  • Friday, April 17, 2015 1:26 PM
The NCETM’s Director Charlie Stripp has written a new blog outlining his current thinking on how adopting a mastery approach to teaching mathematics changes the way teachers involve and engage all pupils in a classroom.