Work Groups

All 40 Maths Hubs offer a range of different professional development opportunities. These ‘projects’ – listed below – cover mathematical subject knowledge and pedagogy in all educational phases. When you take part in a project, in most cases you will participate in a what we call a Work Group.

For further information on the Work Group model please visit the ‘What is a Work Group’ page in the ‘about us’ section.

For Primary Schools

Primary Mastery Readiness

Who can take part? The Mastery Readiness Programme is for primary schools that want to adopt teaching for mastery in maths, but would benefit from a staged approach. Schools …Continue reading

For Primary Schools

Primary Mastery Specialists

There are currently hundreds of Mastery Specialists supporting colleagues in their own schools and beyond to develop mastery approaches to maths teaching. Mastery Specialists are …Continue reading

For Primary Schools

Primary Teaching For Mastery Development Work Groups

The diagram shows a school’s journey towards mastery. Use it to determine where your school’s journey starts. For a larger version with more detail of the journey …Continue reading

For Primary Schools

Primary Teaching for Mastery – Embedding

The strategic goal of the Teaching for Mastery Programme for primary schools is to establish teaching for mastery approaches so that all pupils develop deep knowledge, …Continue reading

For Primary Schools

Primary Teaching for Mastery – Sustaining

This is for all primary schools who have previously been involved in teaching for mastery via a Development or Embedding Work Group, or who are Mastery Specialist schools. It …Continue reading

For Primary Schools

Subject Knowledge for Early Years Practitioners

This project is designed to support Early Years teachers in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils with …Continue reading

For Primary Schools

Primary Maths Subject Knowledge

This programme is aimed at Primary teachers who would like to develop their specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics. This may be particularly relevant for teachers who are …Continue reading

For Primary Schools

Subject Knowledge Programme for Teaching Assistants

This four day programme is designed to support teaching assistants (TAs) in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, enabling them to understand, teach and …Continue reading

For both Primary & Secondary Schools

Y5 – Y8 Continuity

This Work Group is running in conjunction with the North Yorkshire Coast Research School and aims to strengthen the transition from primary to secondary school by focusing on …Continue reading

For both Primary & Secondary Schools

Working partnerships with ITT Providers

During this year-long project, there will be opportunities to explore and share current mathematical developments and consider their implications for ITT providers and Maths Hubs …Continue reading

For both Primary & Secondary Schools

Professional Development Lead Accreditation Programme

NCETM Professional Development Lead Accreditation is designed for those who lead professional development for teachers of maths. Who can take part? This programme is for teachers …Continue reading

For both Primary & Secondary Schools

Maths SLE School Improvement Support Programme

This programme aims to support primary and secondary mathematics Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) in developing their approaches to maths school improvement work. It will …Continue reading

For Secondary Schools

Beginning to Understand Teaching for Mastery – Secondary

Beginning to Understand Teaching for Mastery is a programme which will prepare Secondary school teachers to understand the principles behind a mastery curriculum and how to plan …Continue reading

For Secondary Schools

Secondary Mastery Specialists

The NCETM and Maths Hubs are looking for a further cohort of secondary maths teachers to join the three-year Mastery Specialist Programme. Around a hundred teachers are needed, …Continue reading

For Secondary Schools

Secondary Mathematics Teaching for Mastery Work Groups

Teaching for Mastery Work Groups are available for Secondary schools  looking to introduce or embed mastery approach in their maths department. Nationally trained Secondary …Continue reading

For Secondary Schools

Planning A Well Sequenced Secondary Maths Curriculum

This Work Group is aimed at Secondary School teachers who would like to develop their curriculum. Participants will look at the overall plan of what is taught from Y7 to Y11 (a 5 …Continue reading

For Secondary Schools

Challenging topics at GCSE

This Work Group will focus on participant teachers working together to ‘unpick’ (i.e. analyse, deconstruct and trace through the curriculum) a challenging topic from GCSE …Continue reading

For Secondary Schools

Supporting Students To Make The Grade On The New Maths GCSE Higher Tier

This Work Group is aimed at Secondary School teachers who would like to develop their practice at Higher level. The Higher GCSE reforms have meant that some of the subject content …Continue reading

For Secondary Schools

Early Careers Development in Maths Teaching

This Work Group is aimed at Secondary NQTs – their mentors would also be involved in part of the programme. NQTs will attend 6 online twilight sessions (one per half term) …Continue reading

For Secondary Schools

Teacher Subject Specialism Training in Maths

Our DfE funded Teacher Subject Specialist (TSST) programme is designed to enable non maths specialists to teach maths as an additional subject or to refresh the subject knowledge …Continue reading

For Post 16

Developing Core Maths Pedagogy

This Work Group gives teachers opportunities – through collaboration and experimentation – to develop improved teaching approaches that support the open-ended problem-solving …Continue reading