The Central Maths Hub, coordinated by the NCETM, and part of the National Maths Hubs network, works in partnership with local schools, colleges, Universities, CPD providers, maths experts and employers to drive improvement in maths education. This is facilitated through funded professional development opportunities, national projects, work groups and collaborative projects.
We support schools in the Central region, in the areas of: Birmingham, Sandwell, Dudley, Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire.
Our projects, opportunities and events can be viewed on The Central Maths Hub website:
We send fortnightly bulletins to include all upcoming key dates, events and opportunities. Most opportunities through the Hub will be free and funding is attached to some projects. If you would like to receive updates, please register to join our network.
Work Group Opportunities
Work Groups are an opportunity to work and learn together, and for participants to engage in a highly effective, sustained CPD model. Current Work Groups include:
- Early Years: Supporting effective transition from Reception to Year 1
- Lesson Design
- Year 5 – Year 8 Continuity
- Challenging Topics at GCSE
- Mathematical Thinking for GCSE
- Supporting GCSE Mathematics as a Post-16 resit
- Supporting Core Maths
- Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics Programmes (Primary, Primary Teaching Assistant, Secondary, Core Maths).
- Developing working partnerships with ITT practitioners
- Bridging the Gap – Enabling Mastery for SEND pupils
- Building Mathematical Resilience
- Practical Apparatus and Imagery in the Primary Classroom
- Early Career Framework
- Using Manipulatives in Secondary
- Express interest in a Work Group
Earlier this year, Ofsted published guidance in the Education Inspection Framework.
The full report can be found on their website. Ofsted state that inspectors will consider what steps the school has taken to ensure that:
"all teachers of mathematics, including non-specialist teachers of mathematics, have sufficient mathematical and teaching content knowledge to deliver topics effectively"
The Central Maths Hub offer free Mathematics subject knowledge programmes of support to
Secondary colleagues. All participants receive a certificate of attendance:
FREE subject content programmes for Secondary Mathematics
A programme to enhance and refresh subject knowledge for non-specialist teachers of Mathematics.
2 full days or 6 after school sessions
Host a bespoke programme at your school
If you have a group of teachers who wish to complete this programme, please get in touch. We may be able to set up a cohort at your school, at a time to suit your teachers.
£1,000 available to host schools
Teaching for Mastery
Maths Hubs offer a range of opportunities to develop Teaching for Mastery approaches.
Teaching for Mastery Specialist Programme – Funding available
This developmental programme is for teachers who want to become an expert in teaching for mastery and work towards taking it beyond their own school. In this role you will receive training from experts, develop your own expertise and then support others.
Contact us to express interest in joining the next cohort for the Specialist development programme:
Teaching for Mastery Work Group Programme – Funding available
This developmental programme is for schools who want to work with a Teaching for Mastery Specialist to develop TfM approaches within their own school. Initially you will be part of a Work Group for a year. You will also get in-school support from a Mastery Specialist. Beyond this, you will continue to work with your local Maths Hub and take part in a Work Group as you embed mastery across your department.