Leading improvement in maths education
working with schools across London Central and NW
Welcome to London Central and NW Maths Hub
Led by The St Marylebone CE School, Westminster. We are one of a network of 40 Maths Hubs in England, working together within the Maths Hubs Programme, which began in 2014. The programme is funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and coordinated by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM). Find out more about the programme at ncetm.org.uk/mathshubs.
What's Coming Up
join the team: vacancy for Primary & secondary assistant Maths Hub leads
We have an exciting opportunity to join the London Central and North West Maths Hub leadership and management team as a Primary Assistant Maths Hub Lead or Secondary Assistant Maths Hub Lead, working alongside the other members of the Maths hub leadership and management team for the Maths Hub and working closely with the NCETM who provide our training.
Applications open now
This project aims to secure firm foundations in the development of good number sense for all children from Reception through to Year 1 and Year 2. The aim over time is that children will leave KS1 with fluency in calculation and a confidence and flexibility with number. Attention will be given to key knowledge and understanding needed in Reception classes, and progression through KS1 to support success in the future.
Starting in September 2023/24
Secondary Teaching for Mastery development work group
Secondary schools that want to introduce and embed teaching for mastery can nominate two teachers (Mastery Advocates) to join a Work Group. You will be part of a locally-based group of teachers who meet regularly to develop professional knowledge and expertise, as well as receiving bespoke, in-school support from a Mastery Specialist.
Starting in Autumn 2024/25
primary Teaching for Mastery development work group
If your school is ready to start developing a teaching for mastery approach, you can join a Work Group starting in the new academic year. Two teachers from each participating school join a Work Group, consisting of six or seven local primary schools. Each Work Group is led by a trained primary Mastery Specialist.
Starting in Autumn 2024/25
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What our participants say
We embarked on this project, to broaden and develop the quality of teaching and learning within mathematics.
We have been working alongside the London Central & North West Maths hub for several years now, this includes during the pandemic. As of September 2021, we have been working within our ‘sustaining’ year. This follows our emerging and embedding years within the programme. We have been part of several different working parties, which have widened our sphere of influence and afforded us the opportunity to work collaboratively with a number of different primary schools within the North London region. During the time working with the hub, we have seen the implementation and impact of Teaching for Mastery go from strength to strength. Following end of year evaluation, it has been apparent that the confidence levels around the school as well as the effectiveness of the teaching of maths has grown year on year. This certainly feels like a sustaining year, where we are sustaining the quality-first teaching of mathematics and using the Teaching for Mastery approach to underpin everything we do within the subject.
Being a part of the Teaching for Mastery Embedding Work Group has allowed me to collaborate with maths teachers from across London. It has improved my planning greatly and made me think carefully about misconceptions as I create questions for the class. Having the opportunity to observe a showcase lesson by a Shanghai maths teacher and then ask them questions about pedagogy and lesson design was really useful. What I have learned has helped shape our KS3/4 maths curriculum in school, which is being re-planned using Teaching for Mastery principles. It has also helped me break down difficult GCSE problem solving questions by understanding how to combine different aspects of maths.