London South West Maths Hub

Work Groups

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Whole school Leadership and Development in 2020-2021:


Local Leaders of Mathematics Education (LLME) Network

LLMEs are leaders of mathematics education who are working beyond their own institution, for example, Maths SLEs, registered NCETM Accredited PD Leads, Maths Hub Work Group leaders (including Teaching for Mastery specialists). The LLME network does not support subject coordinators or heads of maths working only within their internal leadership role. 


NCETM PD Lead Development and Accreditation Programmes 

This is a programme of 3 face to face days over the course of 2020/21 together with institution-based work and individual study undertaken in between these days.

Participants will undertake to plan, run and evaluate a professional development programme for a group of teachers / practitioners* during the course of the 3-day programme and to record their planning, evaluation and reflection in a suite of PD lead documents (a Programme Planning and Evaluation Template (PET), a Session PET and a Reflection and Learning Journal)

Successful completion of the programme and satisfactory completion of all tasks and related paperwork will result in the participant being accredited as a NCETM Accredited PD Lead. 


Specialist Leaders in Education (SLE) 

The programme is designed for current mathematics SLEs linked to a teaching school and will benefit those who have previous experience of developing leadership capacity in schools or are new to the role. This project aims to support mathematics Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE) in developing their approaches to mathematics school improvement work including drawing on the expertise of, and aligning more with approaches used in, the Maths Hubs Programme. It will provide a regional support programme for participants through three workshops, practice development activities and an online community. 


Developing working partnership with ITT providers

The aim is to further develop the work already being carried out in many Maths Hubs who are working with local ITT providers. This will ensure that ITT providers and local hubs are able to work together to establish what the needs are in the training of the future teaching workforce and how hubs can work in partnership with ITT to support the development of mathematics teaching across the training period, as they enter the profession and beyond.

In each hub there will be a Work Group Lead who is already a member of the ITT community. During the year the Work Group Lead will establish contact with all local ITT providers and support the development of a network for these. This will promote discussion amongst providers on good practice and also allow the Maths Hub to share their work and the teaching for mastery approach with trainee teachers.