London South West Maths Hub



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


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 here Deadline for submission is Friday 22 March 2019.

The Early Years Pattern Project

The Early Years Pattern Project is a fantastic opportunity to hear Dr Sue Gifford share about how a local group of nursery and reception teachers have developed a creative and flexible approach to teaching pattern.

The project, led by the University of Roehampton, was based on Australian research showing that pattern awareness not only predicted later maths achievement, but that it could be taught in pre-school.

Recent research has further emphasised the importance of pattern, which is now proposed as an Early Learning Goal.

This session will share some of the Pattern Project activities and findings, including some surprising responses from the children.

This work has now become the basis for NCETM early years training and materials, as well as Nrich resources - Developing Pattern Awareness with Young Children (Article by Sue Gifford, Published October 2017).


Chesterton Primary School, Dagnall Street, Battersea, London, SW11 5DT

Aimed at:

EYFS and Maths staff


Thursday 14th March 2019



Cost: Free



Booking: Please complete a course booking form by clicking here:

Further information: Please contact the Wandle Teaching School Alliance: 0207 622 1619 /


Please download the flyer here

Secondary Teaching for Mastery Work Groups

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Secondary Teaching for Mastery Work Groups 2018-2019


The NCETM and Maths Hubs are recruiting secondary schools to join a fully-funded professional development programme, led by established Secondary Mastery Specialists, from September 2018. The programme will enable school mathematics departments to introduce and embed a 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 

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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