Maths HUBs

The Maths Hubs programme brings together mathematics education professionals in a collaborative national network of 34 hubs, each locally led by an outstanding school or college. It’s a way to harness all maths leadership and expertise within an area, to develop and spread excellent practice, for the benefit of pupils and students. The programme is funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and coordinated centrally by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM).

The Hubs collaborate as a national group, pooling experience, expertise and ideas as a network. They meet once a term at the National Maths Hubs Forum. This is a new way of fast-tracking current, school-based practice and research to an environment where national policy objectives can be explored and new ideas formulated.

The MA has been pleased to support the Maths Hubs initiative by giving each Maths Hub complimentary membership for a limited time to help enhance best mathematical practice.

The schools the MA is associated with can be found here.

Events organised by Hubs

Yorkshire Ridings Maths Hub - Teacher Subject Specialism Training Maths
A free one year DfE funded programme – read more here.


East Midlands South Hub


This is an update of what is on offer through the Maths Hub, and of opportunities to look out for over the next few months. Details of all Work Groups can be found on the Maths Hub website by following this link 


Mathematical Thinking for the 9-1 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 9-1 GCSE. Consideration will be given to (1) the long-term development of these skills across KS3 and into KS4 and (2) the immediate needs of current KS4 pupils. This Work Group aims to support both these aspects through professional development activities focusing on practical and accessible classroom-based approaches. Participation also offers the opportunity to develop departmental professional development processes and produce longer-term improvement plans.

Please note there are revised dates for the sessions and the closing date has been extended to Friday 2nd February January 2018.

Supporting Core Maths

With renewed focus from the government, this group will consider the issues about introducing and sustaining Core Maths.

There are two free forthcoming events:

Thursday 15th February 1-4pm for schools who want to introduce Core Maths from September 2018

This  workshop is aimed at colleagues who are teaching Core Maths for the first time, and will include an introduction to Core Maths, examination boards, course structure, teaching approaches and resources.

Tuesday 27th February 4-6 pm for schools who are already teaching Core Maths.

Use of Technology in A level Maths 

There will be an A-Level Work Group starting in the new year looking at the use of technology in the new A-Level. This group will consider how to integrate technology, especially through using the large data set. It will be applicable for all exam boards, and will have wider benefit beyond the teaching of statistics. Suitable for teachers of A Level Mathematics, or Maths subject leaders. There will be a mixture of face to face meetings and gap tasks for evaluation in between.

Dates will be available soon on the website, along with details how to apply for this programme.

Secondary Teaching for Mastery

We will soon be recruiting  for more Secondary Mastery Specialists. This will be part of a national recruitment process and we will post more details as soon as these are available. 


Improving continuity in maths across the transition between primary and secondary school

This work group focuses specifically on transition from Year 5 to Year 8, with an emphasis on fractions, ratio and proportion. The 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.

This model will have the most impact if secondary schools work with 2 or 3  feeder primary schools to enable a greater continuity of approach across KS2 and KS3.  It would be beneficial if secondary colleagues could liaise with their feeder primary schools to ascertain interest, and then submit applications naming the linked schools.

Please note there are revised dates for the sessions and the closing date has been extended to Friday 2nd February January 2018.

Developing Mastery in Maths with the SEN context. 

We are running a second of these Work Groups, but there are very few places left. Please see the website for more details of the Work Group and how to apply for a place.

LLME conferences 

NCETM are holding conferences for LLMEs on 7th March (Manchester) and 15th March (London). Keep checking the NCETM website for more information.


All of the Primary Work Groups are now full, apart from improving Continuity in Maths across the transition and Developing  Mastery in Maths with the SEN context.( both referred to above).

Primary Teaching for Mastery

Over the next few months we will be recruiting more Primary Mastery Specialists. This will be part of a national recruitment process and we will give you the details as soon as they are available. We also anticipate recruiting more 'pilot' TRG schools to work with this year's new Mastery Specialists this academic year in the next few weeks. In a few months we will be recruiting for approx 72 more Schools to participate in the Primary Teaching for Mastery Teacher Research Groups. All maths hubs will be recruiting at the same time. Again we will send out details as soon as these are available.

Events run by others

Forthcoming event

'Playing for real' show - for yrs 9 and 10 run by Maths Inspiration, with Rob Eastaway, Ben Sparks and Helen Pilcher. This will be held on 25th June 2018 (10 am -noon and 1 pm - 3 pm) at Curve Theatre Leicester. Booking is not yet open, but tickets will be £9 (incl VAT) per pupil and teachers are free. More details to follow.