Maths Hubs

About Maths Hubs

Maths Hubs have been established to help schools and colleges lead improvement in mathematics education in England. They seek to harness all the maths leadership and expertise within an area, to develop and spread excellent practice, for the benefit of all pupils and students. They are part of the wider development of school-led system leadership in England.

What is a Maths Hub?

Each Maths Hub is a partnership, led locally by an outstanding school or college. The lead school identifies strategic partners, who help plan and evaluate the hub’s work, and operational partners, who help carry out the hub’s work. So, the hub is not just the lead school or college – instead it is more like a maths leadership network involving schools, colleges and other organisations with maths education expertise from across the hub’s area.

Where are the Maths Hubs and who do they serve?

There are now 35 Maths Hubs that together serve all the regions of England. Each Maths Hub is open to working with any schools and colleges, from early years providers to post-16 institutions, in the broad geographical area that it covers.

How do teachers and schools connect with or work with a Maths Hub?

If teachers, schools or groups of schools are seeking support from a Maths Hub, they should contact their nearest Maths Hub to see what work it is doing and how it might be able to support. Similarly, teachers or schools may have ideas for work or expertise they would like to share with the Maths Hub. Again, they should contact the Maths Hub leadership to discuss their proposals. Contact details for each Maths Hub can be found in the “Find your Maths Hub” pages.

How and when were Maths Hubs established?

The lead school or college for each Maths Hub is selected through a rigorous process run by the Department for Education (DfE), the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), and the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM). The selection process identifies schools that demonstrate the credibility, capacity and commitment to lead a Maths Hub. The first 32 Maths Hubs were announced in July 2014 with the 35th, and most recent, Maths Hub being established in November 2015.

How are Maths Hubs funded to do their work?

The DfE is the principal sponsor of the Maths Hubs Programme. Each Maths Hub receives funds to cover both structural costs and project costs. Since the Maths Hubs have become established other organisations are now also sponsoring particular Maths Hub projects. For example, the Education Endowment Foundation is currently supporting two trials within Maths Hubs.

How do the Maths Hubs work together?

The 35 Maths Hubs work together as part of a collaborative national network that is co-ordinated by the NCETM. This allows them to share experience and expertise and to collaborate as they work towards common goals. Together, the Maths Hubs network seeks to provide a collective national leadership and voice for maths education. To facilitate this, the Maths Hub leadership come together each term at the National Maths Hubs Forum, and communication at other times is supported by online tools and communities.

How does Matrix TSA work with the Maths Hubs?

Matrix TSA is working in partnership with Maths Hubs East Midlands West which is based at George Spencer Academy. Matrix TSA is assisting in the design and delivery of Maths specific programmes for SEN pupils in all phases of education.

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