Leading improvement in maths education across England
The Maths Hubs Programme, coordinated by the NCETM, brings together mathematics education professionals in a collaborative national network of 40 hubs, each locally led by an outstanding school or college, to develop and spread excellent practice, for the benefit of all pupils and students.
As we hear of events and opportunities we will post them at the bottom of this page. For the most up-to-date news and events please visit your local Maths Hub's website by following the links below.
Our regional Maths Hubs are:
What is a Maths Hub?
Each Maths Hub is made up of a partnership of schools, colleges and other organisations working together to provide support for maths teaching in a particular region of England.
A hub’s work takes many forms and includes face-to-face CPD and online support. Every hub runs several projects each year which enable teachers and teaching assistants to work collaboratively with the support of local leaders of maths education (LLMEs).
What opportunities does a Maths Hub provide?
All hubs encourage schools in the areas they serve to get in touch to find out more about the CPD and other activities they offer. Each year, there are projects that are available nationwide through Work Groups in every hub. Some Work Groups are unique to particular hubs.
Hubs also run conferences, exchanges, network meetings and other opportunities for professional collaboration.
The Solent Maths Hub aims to provide all schools across the region with the opportunity to implement and engage with a Teaching for Mastery approach within their school. They are focussed on the use of research, building learning organisations and creating a passion for mathematics in teachers and children.
The Solent Maths Hub is one of 40 Maths Hubs in England, working together within the Maths Hubs Programme, which began in 2014. Maths Hubs harness all maths leadership and expertise within an area to develop and spread excellent practice.
The hub would like to work with all the schools in their region and would be delighted if you would like to become involved.
HISP are excited to announce that the Solent Maths Hub has now moved to its new home at HISP Multi-Academy Trust. As one of the 40 Maths Hubs in England, HISP very much look forward to continuing their journey of working with schools and colleges across the region to develop and spread excellent practice, for the benefit of all pupils and students.
Solent Maths Hub covers the following areas:
- East Hampshire
- New Forest
- Test Valley and Winchester
- Isle of Wight
An overview of the many programmes running this year are summarised below and can be found here: What Maths Hubs are doing | NCETM.
You can also email email@example.com if you have any specific questions.
You can follow the Hub on twitter @mathshubsolent to keep up to date regarding specific resources from the NCETM and programmes running this year.
Click here for a printable version of the following:
North-East Hants and Surrey Maths Hub is led by St John the Baptist School, Woking and runs a large programme of work groups and events throughout the year with the aim of improving Maths teaching, leadership and professional learning practice to transform Maths education.
Watch a short film about the work of this Maths Hub here.
NCP 21-28 Primary Early Career Teacher Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics
A brand new Work Group will commence in the autumn term, based in Woking, to provide high quality Maths support for ECTs, recognising the requirements of the ECF and the impact of COVID on their ITT experience. To find more info and to register your interest please see below.
NCP 21-30 Secondary Non-Specialist, Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics
The Maths Hub are now providing a programme for Secondary non-specialist teachers to support development of specialist knowledge for teaching maths to enable them to understand, teach and support pupils in the maths classroom. There will be two programmes running this Academic year, the first starting in Yateley this Autumn. Dates and times are tbc but find more info and to register your interest here and the team will be in touch.
Info on all other NEHS Maths Hub programmes for 21/22 can be found here
Primary and Secondary Network meetings will also take place during the Autumn term and dates will be advertised on the hub's website.
Find out more about the hub.
Secondary Maths Hub Briefing October 2021 - North-East Hants & Surrey Maths Hub
Supporting pupils in reception, year 1 & 2 to develop good number sense - new work group
Supporting pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 to develop good number sense
Calling teachers of Reception, Year 1 and 2 – the NCETM have launched a brand new work group for 21/22, “Mastering Number”.
Over the year long programme, teachers will receive training and resources for a daily short ‘number sense’ addition to their scheduled maths teaching. Considering all the disruption to children’s learning, this is a fantastic opportunity to ensure that the fundamentals are secure and ready to be built upon as they progress their Maths.
Follow the link below for full details, application process and information including video from Debbie Morgan.
Applications close on 11 June and places are limited (and going fast) so don't delay!
NB. If you are expecting staff changes to be confirmed later in the term, please apply with the details of your current teachers. We can update details when you have them finalised. Please don't delay your application!
Primary Early Career Teacher Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics (Woking)
NCP 21-28 Primary Early Career Teacher Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics
This programme is designed to support Primary Early Career Teachers (Teachers in their first two years of teaching) in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils in maths in the classroom.
Work Groups will explore designing effective learning and teaching in maths through the following themes.
- Building early number concepts
- Additive reasoning
The Work Groups take place face to face at St John the Baptist School in Woking plus two online sessions via Zoom.
All sessions are on Wednesdays.
- 1 December '21 : 9.30 am - 12.00pm at SJB, Woking
- 2 February '22 : 2.00pm - 4.30pm at SJB, Woking
- 2 March '22 : 4.00pm - 5.15pm ONLINE
- 27 April '22 : 2.00pm - 4.30pm at SJB Woking
- 25 May '22 : 4.00pm - 5.15pm ONLINE
- 15 June '22 : 1.30pm - 4.30pm at SJB Woking
Please ensure that you can attend all session dates before signing up to this course. MAX 2 teachers per school.
Places are expected to go quickly so sign up now to avoid disappointment.
Please Note: It is now a DfE requirement to provide your TRN when registering for this work group - if you need to locate this, please go to : https://www.gov.uk/guidance/individual-teacher-records-information-for-teachers
Secondary Non-Specialist, Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics (Yateley, Hampshire and online)
FREE Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics - Secondary Non-Specialist Teachers
About this event
FREE 12 Sessions delivered On-line via Zoom platform and Face to Face at Yateley School, School Lane, Yateley, GU46 6NW.
This programme is designed to support non-specialist teachers teaching maths in a secondary school in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support students in maths in the classroom.
The programme is aligned to the NCETM teaching for mastery pedagogy and is based on six key themes:
- Structure of the number system
- Operating on number
- Multiplicative reasoning
- Sequences and graphs
- Statistics and probability
Participants will explore these themes, supported by an experienced secondary practitioner.
The 12 Sessions will be delivered On-line via the Zoom platform and some Face to Face sessions at Yateley School, School Lane, Yateley, GU46 6NW. Please see further details of days and times below:
- Tuesday 2 Nov : 9.00-15.00 at Yateley School
- Tuesday 9 Nov : 4–5.30pm Online
- Tuesday 16 Nov: 4-5.30pm at Yateley School
- Tuesday 30 Nov : 4-5.30pm Online
- Tuesday 7 Dec : 4-5.30pm at Yateley School
- Tuesday 11 Jan : 4-5.30pm Online
- Tuesday 25 Jan : 4-5.30pm at Yateley School
- Thursday 10 Feb : 9.00-15.00 at Yateley School
- Tuesday 1 Mar : 4-5.30pm at Yateley School
- Tuesday 15 Mar : 4-5.30pm Online
- Tuesday 29 March 4-5.30pm at Yateley School
- Friday 29 Apr 9.00-15.00 at Yateley School
Please ensure that you can attend all session dates before signing up to this course and that you are a non-specialist teacher of maths in state-funded school.
A non-specialist teacher of mathematics is 'a teacher that is currently teaching some mathematics who has not undertaken initial teacher training (ITT) in mathematics'.
All registrants will be required to join an NCETM Basecamp online community for this Work Group in order to access resources and information. Please ensure you tick the box to confirm this when you register.
NB. We will be running another Work Group in the Epsom area later on in the year.
As with all our Free or Funded Maths Hub Work Groups and programmes, we are funded by the Department for Education and therefore have to prioritise State Funded schools.
Organiser of Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Maths - Secondary Non Specialist Teachers
North-East Hants and Surrey (NEHS) Maths Hub is led by St John the Baptist School, Woking and runs a large programme of Work Groups and events throughout the year with the aim of improving Maths teaching, leadership and professional learning practice to transform Maths education.
The Maths Hubs Network is the collaborative partnership of the 40 Maths Hubs across England, supported and facilitated by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM). It is part of the wider development of school-led, system leadership of education in England.
For more information about North-East Hants and Surrey Maths Hub click here
New to Teaching Core Maths (Secondary/Post-16) - a free webinar
The purpose of this programme is to support teachers who are new to teaching Core Maths in developing specialist knowledge for teaching Core Maths and to increase their confidence in teaching the course. The programme has a primary focus on Core Maths subject knowledge and pedagogy and will be based on these six key themes which are common to all the Core Maths specifications:
- Using contextualised problem-solving
- Applying Fermi estimation and modelling
- Developing critical analysis
- Making sense of finance
- Using the pre-release materials
- Exploring statistics
Technology and online teaching will be underlying themes throughout the programme.
This programme is for teachers who are new to teaching Core Maths for the first time and are teaching a Core Maths class during the Autumn and Spring terms of 2021 and 2022. For more information about this programme, please visit New to Teaching Core Maths on the NCETM website.
Expectations of participants and their schools: Attend six Work Group sessions. In between the sessions participants should expect to spend time on pre-tasks and gap tasks, for discussion at the meetings. Contribute to Work Group evaluation processes.
The wider context: Collectively, the network of Maths Hubs across England work on projects around key national maths education areas. In KS5/Level 3 mathematics, Maths Hubs work in close partnership with the AMSP to support schools and colleges in increasing participation, and improving teaching, in all areas of Level 3 maths, including Core Maths.
Each Maths Hub participating in a national project runs a local Work Group, where teachers come together over a period of time to work on areas defined by the project. All Work Groups are subject to a common evaluation process, which collectively provides a body of evidence on the project’s outcomes. So, your participation in this Work Group will contribute to your own professional learning, and that of your school colleagues, as well as making a contribution to the improvement of maths education at a national level.
Funding: The New to Teaching Core Maths project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme and the AMSP so is offered free of charge to participating schools/colleges.
Dates: The remaining dates for this Work Group will be agreed in conjunction with participants at the initial meeting.
Work Group Lead: Lesley Swarbrick