Maths Hubs Projects in 2018/19 and before

Maths Hubs Projects in 2018/19

The sections below summarise nationally coordinated projects run by the Maths Hub network in 2018/19.

For Early Years practitioners

Project and codeDescriptionNational availabilityCan I take part in this project?

Early Years Work Groups

NCP18-07

The development of mathematical subject knowledge for Early Years practitioners is a key aspect of the work of Maths Hubs. This project will offer two types of Work Groups for EY practitioners: Work Groups to support EY practitioners new to post or with limited experience/training in Early Years maths, focusing on key concepts in EY mathematical development; and Work Groups to develop established practitioners, focusing on the development of research informed practice and starting to develop wider practice. All Maths Hubs Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

NCETM accredited PD lead programmes

NCP18-04

This ongoing work in all Maths Hubs is for practitioners involved in leading the professional development of colleagues and seeking to gain accreditation as an ‘NCETM Accredited Professional Development Lead’. Participants will take part in three face-to-face days (bespoke to Early Years, Primary, Secondary or Post-16) over the course of 2018/19, together with institution-based work and individual study undertaken in between these days. They will plan, run and evaluate a professional development programme for a group of teachers and record their planning, evaluation and reflection.  All Maths Hubs Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

LLME support network

NCP18-06

LLMEs (Local Leaders of Mathematics Education) are those working beyond their own institution to develop the teaching of maths. All Maths Hubs support their work through networking activity and the exploration of educational research into effective maths teaching and learning. All Maths Hubs This project does not offer open recruitment

For Primary teachers and TAs

Project and codeDescriptionNational availabilityCan I take part in this project?

Primary teaching for mastery Work Groups 2018-19

NCP18-08

This project is part of the continuing programme to develop teaching for mastery in mathematics in primary schools. Each Maths Hub has a team of primary Mastery Specialists who have taken part in national training and each of these specialists leads a group of 6 or 7 schools in developing their approach to teaching for mastery, through collaborative professional development and bespoke in-school support. Primary teachers interested in developing a mastery approach to teaching maths in their school are invited to join this exciting large-scale project. More details. All Maths Hubs Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Mastery readiness

NCP18-10

This project will develop consistent approaches to vital skills and practices for schools not yet in a position to access the main teaching for mastery programme. Participant schools will access 5 free workshops and regular high quality bespoke support from a trained Mastery Readiness Lead – they will then get priority to participate in teaching for mastery Work Groups (see above) in Autumn 2019, complete with the associated funding. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Lesson design inc. use of PD materials and textbooks (Primary teaching for mastery focused issue)

NCP18-11a

The focus of this project is on designing effective lesson plans in a teaching for mastery context, making use of key resources such as the mastery professional development materials and textbooks. Schools that have taken up the textbook funding may be particularly interested in getting involved. Teachers will develop their understanding of the big ideas in mastery and be confident in planning for small steps in learning. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Intervention in a mastery context (Primary teaching for mastery focused issue)

NCP18-11b

This project will consider different models of intervention in a teaching for mastery context to ensure that mathematics teaching has maximum impact for all children. Teachers and leaders participating in Work Groups will further their understanding of teaching for mastery by using case studies and research to inform their practice. They will trial an intervention model of their choice in school and will document their observations to share with others as part of the national project. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Planning for greater depth (Primary teaching for mastery focused issue)

NCP18-11c
This project will consider how teachers can provide opportunities for all children to work at a ‘greater depth’ within the teaching for mastery context. Work Groups will focus on developing teachers’ understanding of how to facilitate activities and questions to ensure that there is sufficient challenge for children when they are ready for it. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Y5 – Y8 continuity

NCP18-14

Teachers from different phases will work together in this project to improve communication between Key Stages 2 and 3. Participants will take an aspect of the mathematics curriculum or a pedagogical approach as the focus for their work and develop a consistent approach to it through discussion, joint lesson design and delivery, observation and the development of documentation to support continuity. Work Groups will either select their own focus, or explore multiplicative reasoning. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Primary SKE (Subject Knowledge Enhancement)

NCP18-20

Primary teachers wishing to develop enhanced mathematical subject knowledge to improve their mathematics teaching are invited to take part in this project. Teachers will not only develop deeper, more connected understanding of topics on the primary maths curriculum but will explore how children learn mathematical concepts and ways to support this. The approaches developed will be consistent with teaching for mastery. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Teaching Assistant SKE (Subject Knowledge Enhancement)

NCP18-21

Teaching Assistants involved in this project will develop key stage specific subject knowledge to enable them to support and/or deliver mathematics in the classroom or in small intervention groups. The project will enable TAs to develop deeper understanding of both the content and pedagogy of the maths curriculum and understand how TAs are most effectively deployed for impact on learning. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Developing working partnerships with ITT providers

NCP18-22

The aim of this project is to further work already being carried out in many Maths Hubs who are working with local ITT providers, establish what is working well and spread good practice across the Maths Hub network. In each Hub there will be a Work Group Lead who is already a member of the ITT community. During the year the Work Group Lead will contact all local ITT providers and support the development of a network for these, promoting good practice and sharing work on the teaching for mastery approach with trainee teachers. All Maths Hubs Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Developing working partnerships for SEND and mathematics

NCP18-23

Work Groups in this project will be formed with at least one special school working with a small group of mainstream schools (either primary, secondary or both). They will promote reasoning and use of manipulatives, providing a different approach to working with SEND students across mainstream and special schools. The pedagogy introduced, and any resources trialled, would support the principles of teaching for mastery. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Maths SLE school improvement support programme

NCP18-05

Mathematics SLEs (or aspiring SLEs) participating in this project will be supported in developing their approaches to mathematics school improvement work. The project will provide a regional support programme for participants through termly workshops and an online community. Participants will develop deeper understanding of collaborative Work Group models for school improvement and will incorporate new processes into their SLE practice. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

NCETM accredited PD lead programmes

NCP18-04

This ongoing work in all Maths Hubs is for practitioners involved in leading the professional development of colleagues and seeking to gain accreditation as an ‘NCETM Accredited Professional Development Lead’. Participants will take part in three face-to-face days (bespoke to Early Years, Primary, Secondary or Post-16) over the course of 2018/19, together with institution-based work and individual study undertaken in between these days. They will plan, run and evaluate a professional development programme for a group of teachers and record their planning, evaluation and reflection.  All Maths Hubs This project does not offer open recruitment

Primary Mastery Specialists Programme – Cohort 4

NCP18-01

The Mastery Specialist Programme is now in its fourth year. Each year 140+ primary teachers are recruited, and the programme is aimed at developing the necessary skills and expertise for participants to be awarded the status of primary Mastery Specialist. All Maths Hubs Recruitment for this project has already closed for 2018-19

Sustaining 2017-18 teaching for mastery Work Groups

NCP18-09

Schools who were part of a Work Group supported by a primary Mastery Specialist in the academic year 2017-2018 are encouraged to take part in this project. Each Work Group will be able to access £4000 to support schools to participate. The Work Groups aim to ensure that momentum gained in 2017/18 is sustained and that schools involved can support one another in building effective structures to embed teaching for mastery. All Maths Hubs This project is only available to teachers who have taken part in Work Groups during 2017-18

LLME support network

NCP18-06

LLMEs (Local Leaders of Mathematics Education) are those working beyond their own institution to develop the teaching of maths. All Maths Hubs support their work through networking activity and the exploration of educational research into effective maths teaching and learning. All Maths Hubs This project does not offer open recruitment

For Secondary teachers and TAs

Project and codeDescriptionNational availabilityCan I take part in this project?

Secondary teaching for mastery Work Groups 2018-19

NCP18-12

Work Groups in this project will be led by a secondary Mastery Specialist trained by NCETM/Maths Hubs, with experience of implementing a mastery approach in their own school. Each specialist will work with two mathematics departments in developing practice and systems to support teaching for mastery, as well as facilitating the collaborative professional development of two teachers from each of the schools. These two teachers will become ‘Mastery Advocates’ within their own departments where they will begin to work with their own colleagues to embed mastery principles and practices. All Maths Hubs Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Mathematical thinking for GCSE

NCP18-13

Teachers keen to address the reasoning and problem-solving challenges of the mathematics curriculum and its assessment in the new GCSE are encouraged to take part in this project. Work Groups will explore professional development activities focusing on practical and accessible classroom-based approaches. The activities themselves also offer a model for wider department engagement with professional development processes All Maths Hubs Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Challenging topics at GCSE

NCP18-15

Through analysis of what makes a topic ‘challenging’, and how to be effective in teaching one particular topic, teachers will develop an approach that they can use across mathematical areas and key stages. Pupils will develop a deeper, more connected understanding, gaining confidence to tackle a range of challenging questions. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Y5 – Y8 continuity

NCP18-14

Teachers from different phases will work together in this project to improve communication between Key Stages 2 and 3. Participants will take an aspect of the mathematics curriculum or a pedagogical approach as the focus for their work and develop a consistent approach to it through discussion, joint lesson design and delivery, observation and the development of documentation to support continuity. Work Groups will either select their own focus, or explore multiplicative reasoning. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Supporting post-16 GCSE resit

NCP18-16

This project aims to explore effective ways of teaching key content of the new GCSE to resit students. Working collaboratively, teachers of resit groups from FE and schools will develop and share effective ways to approach the new GCSE, with a focus on issues particularly affecting this sector such as: student confidence and motivation, condensed timeframe, and large student numbers. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Supporting Core Maths

NCP18-17

This project provides support for departments offering Core Maths by enabling teachers to develop robust teaching approaches through collaboration and effective use of existing resources. The Work Group is run in partnership between the Maths Hubs network and the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP). Participants will gain understanding of the philosophy of Core Maths, with its approach to maths through contextualised problem-solving, and will appreciate the different Core Maths courses and be able to choose the one appropriate for their students. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Embedding A level Technology

NCP18-18

The new A level requires that the use of technology ‘permeates’ study of maths and statistics modules. Run in partnership with the Advanced Maths Support Programme, Work Groups in this project will explore practical approaches for integrating technology in the curriculum. Participants will explore where, when and how to use technology to enhance students’ understanding, learning and experience, and will develop their own technology skillsv. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Developing A level teaching

NCP18-19

This new project provides support for developing the quality of teaching in response to the demands of the new specifications for A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Run in partnership with the Advanced Maths Support Programme (AMSP), Work Groups in this project aim to develop knowledge of content and requirements of the new A Levels and understand the purpose of the overarching themes. Participants will gain confidence in teaching new aspects of content (particularly mechanics and statistics), and explore the benefits of teaching statistics through the use of large data sets. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Teaching Assistant SKE (Subject Knowledge Enhancement)

NCP18-21

Teaching Assistants involved in this project will develop key stage specific subject knowledge to enable them to support mathematics in the classroom or in small intervention groups. The project will enable TAs to develop deeper understanding of both the content and pedagogy of the maths curriculum and understand how TAs are most effectively deployed for impact on learning. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Developing working partnerships with ITT providers

NCP18-22

The aim of this project is to further work already being carried out in many Maths Hubs who are working with local ITT providers, establish what is working well and spread good practice across the Maths Hub network. In each Hub there will be a Work Group Lead who is already a member of the ITT community. During the year the Work Group Lead will contact all local ITT providers and support the development of a network for these, promoting good practice and sharing work on the teaching for mastery approach with trainee teachers. All Maths Hubs Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Developing working partnerships for SEND and mathematics

NCP18-23

Work Groups in this project will be formed with at least one special school working with a small group of mainstream schools (either primary, secondary or both). They will promote reasoning and use of manipulatives, providing a different approach to working with SEND students across mainstream and special schools. The pedagogy introduced, and any resources trialled, would support the principles of teaching for mastery.v Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Maths SLE school improvement support programme

NCP18-05

Mathematics SLEs (or aspiring SLEs) participating in this project will be supported in developing their approaches to mathematics school improvement work. The project will provide a regional support programme for participants through termly workshops and an online community. Participants will develop deeper understanding of collaborative Work Group models for school improvement and will incorporate new processes into their SLE practice. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

NCETM accredited PD lead programmes

NCP18-04

This ongoing work in all Maths Hubs is for practitioners involved in leading the professional development of colleagues and seeking to gain accreditation as an ‘NCETM Accredited Professional Development Lead’. Participants will take part in three face-to-face days (bespoke to Early Years, Primary, Secondary or Post-16) over the course of 2018/19, together with institution-based work and individual study undertaken in between these days. They will plan, run and evaluate a professional development programme for a group of teachers and record their planning, evaluation and reflection.  All Maths Hubs Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

LLME support network

NCP18-06

LLMEs (Local Leaders of Mathematics Education) are those working beyond their own institution to develop the teaching of maths. All Maths Hubs support their work through networking activity and the exploration of educational research into effective maths teaching and learning. All Maths Hubs This project does not offer open recruitment

For those teaching post-16

Project and codeDescriptionNational availabilityCan I take part in this project?

Supporting post-16 GCSE resit

NCP18-16

This project aims to explore effective ways of teaching key content of the new GCSE to resit students. Working collaboratively, teachers of resit groups from FE colleges, Sixth Form colleges and schools will develop and share effective ways to approach the new GCSE, with a focus on issues particularly affecting this sector such as: student confidence and motivation, condensed timeframe, and large student numbers. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Supporting Core Maths

NCP18-17

This project provides support for departments offering Core Maths by enabling teachers to develop robust teaching approaches through collaboration and effective use of existing resources. Participants will gain understanding of the philosophy of Core Maths, with its approach to maths teaching through contextualised problem-solving, and will appreciate the different Core Maths courses and be able to choose the one appropriate for their students. Run in partnership with the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP), who also offer one-day courses, regional conferences and teacher network meetings, detailed on the AMSP website. Some Maths Hubs are offering this project in 2018/19 Yes – contact your local Maths Hub to see if it is available through them or a neighbouring hub

Embedding A level Technology

NCP18-18

The new A level requires that the use of technology ‘permeates’ study of maths and statistics modules. Work Groups in this project will explore practical approaches for embedding technology in A level teaching. Participants will explore where, when and how to use technology to enhance students’ understanding, learning and experience, and will develop their own practice as a technology champion in their department. Run in partnership with the Advanced Maths Support Programme (AMSP), who also offer other professional development events, including online, detailed on the AMSP website. Some Maths Hubs are offering this project in 2018/19 Yes – contact your local Maths Hub to see if it is available through them or a neighbouring hub

Developing A level Pedagogy

NCP18-19

This new project provides support for developing the quality of teaching in response to the demands of the new specifications for A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Work Groups in this project aim to develop pedagogy and understand the purpose of the overarching themes. Participants will gain confidence in leading A level teaching and aspects of pedagogy relating to mathematical argument, language and proof, mathematical problem solving and mathematical modelling. Run in partnership with the Advanced Maths Support Programme (AMSP), who also offer one-day courses, and courses aimed specifically at teaching mechanics or statistics, detailed on the AMSP website. Some Maths Hubs are offering this project in 2018/19 Yes – contact your local Maths Hub to see if it is available through them or a neighbouring hub

Teaching Assistant SKE (Subject Knowledge Enhancement)

NCP18-21

Teaching Assistants involved in this project will develop key stage specific subject knowledge to enable them to support mathematics in the classroom or in small intervention groups. The project will enable TAs to develop deeper understanding of both the content and pedagogy of the maths curriculum and understand how TAs are most effectively deployed for impact on learning. Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Developing working partnerships with ITT providers

NCP18-22

The aim of this project is to further work already being carried out in many Maths Hubs who are working with local ITT providers, establish what is working well and spread good practice across the Maths Hub network. In each Hub there will be a Work Group Lead who is already a member of the ITT community. During the year the Work Group Lead will contact all local ITT providers and support the development of a network for these, promoting good practice and sharing work on the teaching for mastery approach with trainee teachers. All Maths Hubs Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

Developing working partnerships for SEND and mathematics

NCP18-23

Work Groups in this project will be formed with at least one special school working with a small group of mainstream schools (either primary, secondary or both). They will promote reasoning and use of manipulatives, providing a different approach to working with SEND students across mainstream and special schools. The pedagogy introduced, and any resources trialled, would support the principles of teaching for mastery Some Maths Hubs – check with your local hub and those in neighbouring areas Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

NCETM accredited PD lead programmes

NCP18-04

This ongoing work in all Maths Hubs is for practitioners involved in leading the professional development of colleagues and seeking to gain accreditation as an ‘NCETM Accredited Professional Development Lead’. Participants will take part in three face-to-face days (bespoke to Early Years, Primary, Secondary or Post-16) over the course of 2018/19, together with institution-based work and individual study undertaken in between these days. They will plan, run and evaluate a professional development programme for a group of teachers and record their planning, evaluation and reflection. All Maths Hubs Yes – contact your local Maths Hub

LLME support network

NCP18-06
LLMEs (Local Leaders of Mathematics Education) are those working beyond their own institution to develop the teaching of maths. All Maths Hubs support their work through networking activity and the exploration of educational research into effective maths teaching and learning. All Maths Hubs This project does not offer open recruitment

Maths Hubs Projects in 2017/18

The sections below summarise nationally coordinated projects run by the Maths Hub network in 2017/18.

For Early Years practitioners

Work GroupDescriptionCode
Developing Deep Mathematical Learning in Early Years (Subject Knowledge Focus) This Work Group aims to ensure that Early Years practitioners have an awareness of the key concepts in Early Years maths provision and the opportunity to study one concept in greater detail.  This concept will be developed through a focus on subject knowledge, how to plan for challenge, how to develop this provision across the setting and how to ensure professional learning is developed across all staff members.  There will be the opportunity to share examples of practice and to contribute to a developing resource. NCP17-06a
Developing Deep Mathematical Learning in Early Years (Language in Early Years) The importance of language as an indicator of a child’s educational success is long-established, by ongoing language-based projects.  Building on research, this Work Group will focus on the development of mathematical language, identifying best practice in this aspect by promoting a variety in language use and how language structures can be used to elicit deeper thinking. NCP17-06b

For Primary teachers and TAs

Work GroupDescriptionCode
Teaching for Mastery (Primary): Researching and trialling models of intervention to support pupil progress Whole class teaching is becoming embedded across schools using a teaching for mastery approach.  It is evident that models of intervention to support children to keep up need exploring further, to ascertain how schools can best include this vital aspect of teaching for mastery.  This Work Group will research and trial models of same-day intervention to create an evidence base around which models work best. NCP17-08a
Teaching for Mastery (Primary):  What Makes an Excellent Lesson Design? Refining teachers’ understanding of lesson design is a crucial element of developing teaching for mastery.  Teachers in this Work Group will work together to plan exemplar lessons (drawing on new Mastery Professional Development materials produced by NCETM/Maths Hubs) and in so doing will improve lesson design across their school. NCP17-08b
Teaching for Mastery (Primary): Showing evidence of pupil progress, including ‘greater depth’ Teachers from a number of schools will work together to understand what ‘working at expected standard’ and ‘working at greater depth’ might look like and how this could be evidenced.  Participants will focus on collecting evidence and exemplar material in their own school.  It is hoped that the exemplar material from this Work Group could be published to aid other teachers in assessment. NCP17-08c
Improving continuity in maths across the transition between primary and secondary school (year 5 to 8) This Work Group aims to help teachers improve the chances of pupils experiencing a smooth transition in their maths learning between primary and secondary school. The Work Group will address key issues by looking at a specific curriculum area, or pedagogical theme and collaboratively developing models of continuity of approach that support pupils through the transition phase. NCP17-10a
Improving Continuity in Maths across the transition between primary and secondary school:  Y5-8 (Multiplicative Reasoning) Fractions, ratio and proportion have been given a much greater focus in both the recent KS2 and KS3 curriculums and in the new GCSE exams. Deepening pupils understanding of the underlying multiplicative mathematics is crucial to supporting progress across KS2, into KS3 and beyond. This tried and tested Work Group model allows KS2 and KS3 teachers to work together, using specifically designed lessons and research-based professional development materials, to focus on the most effective teaching and learning approaches in this area and to develop a common approach across the primary/secondary transition. NCP17-10b
Mathematics and subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) for Primary teachers This Work Group aims to help primary teachers improve their knowledge of primary mathematics content (subject knowledge) with a particular emphasis on mathematical structures in key areas. Teachers will also develop their understanding of the background pedagogy (how children learn the maths) so that their teaching can be more effective. NCP17-14
Maths Subject Knowledge Enhancement for (Primary) Teaching Assistants This Work Group is designed to enhance and deepen maths subject knowledge and pedagogy for teaching assistants.  Increased confidence in their own subject knowledge, and enhanced awareness of how children gain number sense and learn mathematics will allow TAs to better support children in the classroom and during small group or individual intervention. NCP17-15

For Secondary teachers and TAs

Work GroupDescriptionCode
Secondary Teaching for Mastery This Work Group is to explore areas of practice that are consistent with a teaching for mastery approach to the curriculum.  Maths Hubs will choose to explore a specific area of teaching for mastery, and how it can be used to inform planning and professional development decisions by departments.  Contact your hub for more specific information. NCP17-16
Mathematical Thinking and the new GCSE This Work Group offers teachers and their departments nationally coordinated support to address the reasoning and problem-solving challenges of the mathematics curriculum and its assessment in the new GCSE. This Work Group aims to support both long term development of skills through KS3/4 and the immediate needs of GCSE students, through practical and accessible classroom-based approaches. Participation also offers the opportunity to develop departmental professional development processes and produce longer-term improvement plans. NCP17-09
Improving continuity in maths across the transition between primary and secondary school (year 5 to 8) This Work Group aims to help teachers improve the chances of pupils experiencing a smooth transition in their maths learning between primary and secondary school. The Work Group will address key issues by looking at a specific curriculum area, or pedagogical theme and collaboratively developing models for continuity of approach that support pupils through the transition phase. NCP17-10a
Improving Continuity in Maths across the transition between primary and secondary school:  Y5-8 (Multiplicative Reasoning) Fractions, ratio and proportion have been given a much greater focus in both the recent KS2 and KS3 curriculums and in the new GCSE exams. Deepening pupils understanding of the underlying multiplicative mathematics is crucial to supporting progress across KS2, into KS3 and beyond. This tried and tested Work Group model allows KS2 and KS3 teachers to work together, using specifically designed lessons and research-based professional development materials, to focus on the most effective teaching and learning approaches in this area and to develop a common approach across the primary/secondary transition NCP17-10b
Challenging topics in the new GCSE: developing updated teaching approaches to match the new landscape Through Work Groups, this national project aims to gather evidence from teachers’ early experiences with the new maths GCSE, with particular emphasis on how a new mix of challenging topics (for students and teachers) has emerged. Informed by this experience, Work Groups will develop new, or re-shaped, teaching approaches that match the new challenges and that, once embedded, will help students succeed, at both Higher and Foundation level. NCP17-12
Maths Subject Knowledge Enhancement for (Secondary)Teaching Assistants This Work Group is designed to enhance and deepen maths subject knowledge and pedagogy for teaching assistants.  Increased confidence in their own subject knowledge, and enhanced awareness of how children gain number sense and learn mathematics will allow TAs to better support children in the classroom and during small group or individual intervention. NCP17-15

For those teaching post-16

Work GroupDescriptionCode
Supporting teaching the New GCSE Mathematics Re-sit Teachers in this Work Group will collaboratively plan and trial effective ways to address the demands of the new GCSE specifically in the context of teaching post-16 re-sit students. NCP17-18
Supporting Post-16 Mathematics Leadership This Work Group will bring together school and college senior leaders and key stakeholders to explore effective structures within a Post-16 setting, to broaden participation at Level 3 and develop to cross-institutional leadership for resit GCSE Mathematics. NCP17-19
Supporting Core Maths For those new to Core Maths, starting to teach Core Maths or expanding existing Core Maths provision, this Work Group will support teachers’ and schools’ development.  Using existing professional learning materials, the Work Groups will collaboratively plan ways to introduce and teach Core Maths. NCP17-20
Supporting the Teaching of the New A Level Mathematics Using Technology The new A level curricula for Maths and Further Maths emphasise that the use of technology should be ‘embedded’ in the course.  Teachers in this Work Group will explore ways to embed the effective use of technology in the teaching of the new A levels using various appropriate technologies.   NCP17-21

Ongoing Maths Hubs work

Ongoing work this year includes the national Mastery Specialist Development Programme, both in Primary and Secondary phases.  The Primary programme is now in its 3rd year and cohorts 1 and 2 are working with small groups of schools committed to embedding teaching for mastery.  The Secondary programme began last year and participants are beginning to work with schools outside their own, to develop Secondary approaches to teaching for mastery
The China-England exchange has now completed its fourth successful year, and it has been recently confirmed that the exchange will continue to 2020, with more participation from secondary colleagues assured.  Each year, around 70 teachers from England, visit schools in Shanghai to observe maths lessons.  Later in the year, their Chinese exchange partners spend 2 weeks teaching maths at schools in England.  These lessons are open for observation by local teachers and have been important in building an understanding of teaching for mastery.  
For those involved in maths education leadership and/or professional development, the Maths Hub network runs a number of programmes.  The NCETM PD Lead Development and Accreditation Programmes (Primary, Secondary and Advanced Level) offers development and support to those interested in leading the professional development of teachers locally.  These accredited teachers will join a growing pool of Local Leaders in Mathematics Education (LLMEs) working in their Maths Hub area, where a LLME Support Network is available. Specifically in the post-16 sector, the Work Group ‘Supporting Post-16 Mathematics Leadership’ will bring together school or college senior leaders and key stakeholders to explore effective structures within a post-16 setting, to broaden participation at level 3 and develop cross-institutional leadership for resit GCSE Mathematics.
For schools requiring maths specific support, the Maths SLE School Improvement Development Work Group offers a chance for small groups of schools to work with an expert, to find shared solutions to common challenges in maths teaching and learning.

Maths Hubs Work since 2014

The sections below describe Maths Hubs work begun in the first three years of the programme. In some cases, such as the Teaching for Mastery section, the work is ongoing and the content up-to-date. In others, the sections describe work that has been discontinued but that has contributed to the shaping of 2017-2018 projects.

Leadership Development

Reasoning and Problem-Solving

Level 3 Post GCSE Maths

Curriculum Resources and Qualifications

Supply of Specialist Teachers of Mathematics