London South West Maths Hub


Developing working partnership for SEND and mathematics

Supporting SEND pupils in a Mastery context


Aimed at Primary and Secondary schools implementing a Teaching for Mastery (TfM) approach in their mathematics lessons, this is an opportunity for SENCo's and teachers of Maths to work together in order to develop the progress of their SEND pupils.


Teachers’ will: 

  • Develop a better understanding of Maths Difficulties, including Dyscalculia.
  • Use a case study pupil to consider the graduated response to SEND.
  • Consider how quality first teaching can address the needs of struggling learners and appropriate interventions, if needed.
  • Collaborate to produce a guidance document for schools within the Hub.



SENCos working together with Maths subject leaders/teachers of Maths.


Session 1: Thursday 4th December  (09.00-15.30)

Clarifying understanding on Maths Difficulties/Maths Mastery/Graduated response to SEND


Session 2: Thursday 10th January (13.30 – 16.00)

Meeting the needs of struggling learners through Quality First Teaching


Day 3: Thursday 31st January 2019 (09.00-12.00)

Strategies for Tier 2/assessing the specific needs of students


Day 4: March 2019 (TBA with participants)

Evaluating the project/Next steps


Additional information gap tasks etc.

Participants will have an opportunity to discuss best practice, co-create materials and then develop practice back in school. Gap tasks will include observing, assessing, planning for and evaluating the progress of their case study pupil.


Location: St Cecilia’s Secondary School (initial session) + participants’ schools.

Work Group Lead: Janet Goring

Cost: FREE   


Contact Hub Administrator Lesley Dibbens  to express an interest in participating in this Work Group.