Two new Maths Hub lead schools have been appointed, bringing the total of Maths Hubs across England to 35. One will lead a new Maths Hub in a part of England - Cumbria and north Lancashire - not yet covered by the programme; the other is a replacement lead school* for the Maths Hub covering the south east of London, which launched in the summer of 2014.
The two new lead schools are:
- Lancaster Royal Grammar School, which will lead the newly-created Maths Hub serving Cumbia and north Lancashire
- Redriff Primary School, working with City of London Academy (Southwark), which will lead the London South East Maths Hub
The appointments were made after an application process jointly run by the Department for Education (DfE), the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) and the National Centre for Excellence for the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM), which coordinates the Maths Hubs programme.
The Maths Hubs programme, launched in summer 2014, began work at the start of the 2014 autumn term. The two hubs are now in the processes of assembling a group of local strategic partners and drawing up and plan of work, involving national collaborative and locally-designed projects, for the rest of this school year.
* Woolwich Polytechnic School, which led the London South East Maths Hub for the first year of its existence, decided to step down from that role, to concentrate on other aspects of its work, at the end of the 2015 summer term.