What Maths Hubs Are Doing

Maths Hubs Projects in 2019/20

The national network of 37 Maths Hubs offers professional development opportunities for anyone involved in the teaching of maths, with the aim of driving school-wide change.

As in previous years, schools and teachers can choose from several types of project. They all have a focus on collaborative, evidence-based professional development. They all offer schools and teachers in all phases the chance to engage in CPD with colleagues from other schools over an extended period, and are led by a locally-based expert.

Each Maths Hub puts together its own mixture of programmes to run locally, and many projects are offered in all Maths Hubs. Check with your local hub about their offer.

In most cases you will participate in a what we call a Work Group, which is a model of professional development unique to Maths Hubs. It’s a commitment lasting a term or a school year, with a clear aim of enabling you to bring about sustained change to practice back in your own school or department.

Projects fall into three categories. Whatever your school’s need, phase or position, and whatever your interest, there will be a project for you.

Why not download or share our flyers with details of this year's programmes? We have one for Early Years and primary, and one for Secondary and post-16. We also have a handy poster with details of all the Maths Hubs CPD available in 2019/20.

Do you want to bring about whole school or departmental improvement in maths teaching?

Projects aimed at those who want to improve maths teaching school- or department-wide involve one or two teachers from the school being part of a Work Group. In a Work Group, you will meet and collaborate with colleagues from local schools, led by an expert in maths professional development. Projects cover:

  • Teaching for mastery
  • GCSE
  • Continuity between Year 5 and Year 8
  • A level
  • Core Maths
  • GCSE resit.

Are you a primary teacher or TA who wants to become a more effective classroom practitioner?

Primary teachers and Early Years practitioners who want to develop their subject and pedagogical knowledge in maths can take part in a Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics (SKTM) programme. A programme is also available for teaching assistants who want to improve their knowledge and skills.

Do you want to become a leader of maths-specific professional development in your local area?

For teachers who want to lead professional development beyond their own schools, a range of programmes are available. Most of these lead to you gaining or enhancing a recognised status. As well as providing high-quality CPD for you, these programmes will also benefit your school. These projects enable teachers to become or develop their skills as:

  • Mastery Specialists (primary and secondary)
  • NCETM Accredited PD Leads
  • SLEs.

In one of the sections below, you can find out about Maths Hubs projects in 2018/19 and the years before that.

Contact your local Maths Hub to see which projects it is offering. Don’t miss out on these exciting opportunities for professional development in 2019/20.

For these and other similar professional development opportunities through the Maths Hubs for 2020/21, we'll be recruiting at some point in spring 2020. To be notified when recruitment opens for 2020/21, please complete the expression of interest form on the NCETM website, and we will keep you updated.