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.
In the first, a replacement lead school will be selected for the London South East Maths Hub, where Woolwich Polytechnic School, which has held the position since the hub was launched in summer 2014, is stepping down.
In the second, a lead school will be selected for a new Maths Hub, serving Cumbria and north Lancashire. This will bring the total number of Maths Hubs in England to 35.
Background information for applicant schools and colleges and an application form can be found here.
Briefing meetings for schools and colleges considering applying for either of these positions are being held, in Kendal, Cumbria on 7 September, and in south east London on 8 September. Register for these sessions.
Questions about the role of a Maths Hub lead school and/or the selection criteria should be submitted by email here
During the selection process, some of the existing Maths Hub work in London South East will continue unaffected. A certain amount of Maths Hubs work has already been started in north Lancashire and Cumbria, overseen by the North West Two Maths Hub. The new lead school will expand this work.
The Maths Hubs programme, funded by the DfE and coordinated by the NCETM, was launched in summer 2014. Work began at the start of the 2014/2015 school year.