NCETM vision

Maths Hub Strategic Goals 2022/23

Primary schools

Maths Hubs support teachers and leaders in primary schools to establish teaching for mastery approaches so that all pupils develop deep knowledge, understanding and confidence, and are well prepared for the secondary mathematics curriculum. This includes:

  • providing support for participating schools to introduce, embed and sustain teaching for mastery with fidelity and consistency, encouraging the effective use of high-quality resources
  • working with schools to address specific challenges they may face as they seek to embed and sustain teaching for mastery (for example, mixed-age classes or same-day intervention or supporting pupils with SEND)
  • working with schools that need initial support to put key foundations into place so that they are ready to introduce teaching for mastery (for example, schools receiving NLE support)
  • developing the knowledge and practice of Reception year practitioners to ensure that all children develop a secure foundation in mathematics and are well prepared for teaching for mastery in Key Stage 1.

By 2023, the aim is for 60% of primary schools to have engaged with the teaching for mastery support provided through the Maths Hubs Network.

Secondary schools

Maths Hubs support teachers and leaders in secondary schools to establish teaching for mastery approaches, while also supporting them to address the challenges of teaching GCSE Mathematics, so that all pupils develop deep knowledge, understanding and confidence, and are well prepared for progression to post-16 education. This includes:

  • providing support for participating schools to introduce, embed and sustain teaching for mastery with fidelity and consistency, encouraging the effective use of high-quality resources
  • working with schools to address specific challenges in secondary mathematics teaching through the use of teaching for mastery approaches (for example, Years 5-8 continuity, mathematical thinking for GCSE, and supporting pupils with SEND)
  • working with schools that need initial support to put key foundations into place so that they are ready to introduce teaching for mastery (for example, schools receiving NLE support).

By 2023, the aim is for 50% of secondary schools to have engaged with the teaching for mastery support provided through the Maths Hubs Network.

Post-16 institutions (including 11-18 schools)

Maths Hubs support teachers and leaders in post-16 schools and colleges to increase participation in Level 3 mathematics education, and enhance the quality of teaching at all levels, so that all students studying mathematics post-16 make good progress and are well-prepared for their future education and career pathways. Maths Hubs carry out this work by working closely with the funded programmes for post-16 mathematics (the Advanced Mathematics Support, FE Centres for Excellence and the Maths Schools Programmes) and activity is coordinated in conjunction with these programmes.