London South West Maths Hub

Work Groups


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Work Groups for Secondary


The London SW Maths hub will deliver nationally coordinated projects being run by the maths hub network in 2020/2021 in the following areas:

Year 5-8 Continuity Development

The project aims to improve communication between Key Stages 2 and 3 by taking an aspect of the mathematics curriculum or a pedagogical approach as the focus for the work.

Teachers from different phases work together to develop a consistent approach to their chosen aspect through discussion, joint lesson design and delivery, observation and the development of documentation to support continuity. As a result, channels of communication are established and there is an increased focus on curriculum and pedagogical continuity at key transition points which supports children as they move from KS2 to KS3.


Supporting SEND pupils within the Mastery Classroom

With a focus on supporting SEND pupils within the classroom and developing strategies within the day-to-day mastery lessons to reduce or eliminate the impact for further support. 


Challenging Topics at GCSE 
Aimed at secondary school teachers of GCSE Maths. Work Groups in this project will focus on participant teachers working together to ‘unpick’ (i.e. analyse, deconstruct and trace through the curriculum) a challenging topic from GCSE Mathematics.
Participants will develop insight into the associated difficulties and misconceptions to support teaching in the short term, but also consider the implications for longer term curriculum design.


Supporting Post 16 GCSE Resit
Work Groups in this project will explore effective ways of teaching key content to GCSE resit students, and working with teachers of post-16 resit GCSE. Participants will, through collaboration and experimentation, deepen their knowledge and understanding of the curriculum demands of GCSE Maths and their awareness of pedagogical approaches that best support students taking GCSE for the second time. Participants’ departments will, through shared good practice, become more effective at teaching GCSE resit, for example by wider and more confident use of teaching approaches such as bar modelling, multiplicative reasoning or realistic contextualisation. Work Group activity will also be influenced by understanding the unfolding support that will be required for transition to the post-16 environment with awarded grades rather than exam results.

Secondary Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups

Recruitment is now underway for Secondary Teaching for Mastery Work Groups schools for 2020/21. Schools that want to introduce and embed Teaching for Mastery can nominate two teachers to join a Work Group. See more details on the news page and how to apply.

Secondary Teaching for Mastery Embedding Work Groups

Specifically for those departments who are participating or have participated in the Secondary Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups and are working to develop principles and practices which enable them to sustain their developments over the long term.

Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics Programmes - Secondary TA's (Innovation Work Group)

This Work Group involves working with schools to address specific challenges in secondary mathematics teaching through the effective use of high quality resources (in keeping with teaching for mastery approaches). In particular it provides tailored training to the teaching assistants who support pupils with SEND.


Register your interest now!

Register an Interest in participating in this Work Group by completing a short Expression of Interest form