London South West Maths Hub


Recruitment is open for NCETM Accredited PD Lead programmes in 2019/20


The London South West Maths Hub are sponsoring six places on the NCETM Accredited PD Programmes in 2019-20  for professionals in Early Years, Primary, Secondary, Core Maths and A Level within the London SW Maths Hub region (Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth).   

The year-long programme involves three workshop days, academic reading, designing, planning, running and evaluating a PD programme for other teachers, and reflecting on the whole process of developing as a PD Lead.

Successful completion of the programme and its associated paperwork results in NCETM Professional Development Lead accreditation.

Who is this for?
This programme is for teachers and leaders, who have the potential to develop their skills and capacity to lead, facilitate and support the mathematical professional development of others both within and across schools. 

Teachers with some experience of leading the professional development of other teachers, either in their own school/college, or more widely, can take part. Participants will be expected to commit to the full programme of activities and will need the support of their organisation to support and enable full participation.

The PD Lead programmes are funded by the Maths Hub Network.   Funding covers provision of the three face-to-face days, online and email coaching and tutoring from the Work Group Leads throughout the duration of the programme, and all administration involved in subsequent accreditation. This means that all applicants must be sponsored by a Maths Hub.

How to apply
Fill in the information and application form and send back to by noon on Monday 1st July 2019, copying in your local Maths Hub Lead. You will hear from the NCETM  whether your application has been successful, by 2 September 2019.


Teaching for Mastery in Maths: Opportunities for Primary Schools 2019/20


Recruitment is now underway for the Primary Teaching for Mastery programme 2019-2020.


It is FREE to participate and chosen schools will receive £1,000 for participation and £2,000 further textbook funding is also available (match funded).


Feedback from Work Group schools

“Participation has totally transformed my maths teaching” (Class teacher)

“Our teachers understand the key principles of mastery and our pupils are more confident and more successful mathematicians” (Headteacher) 

What does it involve?

Detailed information regarding the programme and the application process can de found on the NCETM website here 


download the flyer here


If you are a primary school in Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton or Wandsworth and would like to participate please contact the London SW Maths Hub Teaching for Mastery Lead Kate Mole

or to find out more. 

How do I sign up?

Please download the application form in word format  here PDF version here   Deadline for submission is Monday 10 June 2019.

Secondary Teaching for Mastery Work Groups

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Secondary Teaching for Mastery Work Groups 2019-2020


We are currently in the process of recruiting schools to take part in Secondary Teaching for Mastery Work Groups during 2019/2020.  


Secondary maths teachers whose schools 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 support.

In a Teaching for Mastery Work Group you will:

  • collaborate with colleagues from other local schools to share best practice
  • get individual school support and guidance from a local leader of maths education (LLME)
  • take away ideas to help your students become more confident mathematicians, ready to tackle GCSEs and A levels
  • introduce and embed teaching for mastery in your classroom and department

The fully funded programme (£2,000 to cover release time) enables you and another teacher from your school to become ‘Mastery Advocates’.  Initially you will be part of a Work Group for a year. You will also get in-school support from a Mastery Specialist. Beyond this, you will continue to work with your local Maths Hub and take part in a Work Group as you embed mastery across your department.

This opportunity is suitable for all maths teachers, from NQTs to Heads of Department. It requires the support of your Headteacher/a member of SLT.

If you are interested then please do complete the attached application form and return to the Hub administrator, Lesley Dibbens. For further information please do get in touch and we will be happy to talk through any questions you may have about this exciting opportunity.  


In the meantime, you might enjoy this short video clip which gives a flavour of the teaching for mastery approach. 

Full details of this exciting opportunity can be found on the NCETM website here

If you are interested in applying, please use the expression of interest form and return to Lesley Dibbens at the London SW Maths Hub by latest 30th April 2019. 


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New Maths Hubs video looks back at the first three full years of the Maths Hubs Programme  



Maths Hubs Programme 2014–2018 from NCETM on Vimeo.

NCETM have produced a new short video highlighting some of the work carried out by Maths Hubs in their first three years. The release coincides with the news that funding for the programme is now secure until 2020.



The fourth edition of the NCETM Primary Magazine this school year is out now

Includes contributions from our Mastery Specialist Nicola Ballantine and our Teaching for Mastery Lead Kate Mole on devising ways to work with 'rapid graspers'  and books that primary teachers have found helpful in teaching maths

The magazine can be accessed here  


NCETM Primary Mastery PD Materials

Materials for year 3 now available !

Following the completion of the materials for number, addition and subtraction in Year 1 and 2, the next batch are now available for year 3.   All of the teacher guides and representations are available to download as a single zip file  from the NCETM site here.  

Materials for other year groups will also be downloadable in the same way, as they become available. 



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Maths Hubs projects 2018-19:

Free professional development opportunities

The full range of Maths Hubs projects starting in September has now been announced, and recruitment to local Work Groups within each national project has opened. These are professional development projects addressing maths teaching across the age range, from Early Years through to A level. Project-by project details are on the Maths Hubs programme website and a taste of what’s on offer is available on separate flyers covering Early Years/Primary and Secondary/Post 16 phases. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to work with your local Maths Hub to improve your professional skills and your pupils’ learning.

A brief summary of the London SW Maths hub projects for 2018/19 can be found in the project pages on our website here