The core purpose of the Maths Hubs Programme, coordinated by the NCETM, is 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 made up of a partnership of schools, colleges and other organisations working together to provide support for maths teaching in a particular region of England.
A hub’s work takes many forms and includes face-to-face CPD and online support. Every hub runs several projects each year which enable teachers and teaching assistants to work collaboratively with the support of local leaders of maths education (LLMEs).
Where are the Maths Hubs?
The 40 Maths Hubs serve the whole of England. Each Maths Hub is open to working with any state-funded schools and colleges, from Early Years providers to post-16 institutions, in the geographical area that it covers.
The map below (click to enlarge) shows how the 40 Maths Hubs cover the whole of England. The boundaries are representative rather than exact; our Find your hub page lets you see details of the specific areas served by each hub.
What opportunities does a Maths Hub provide?
All hubs encourage schools in the areas they serve to get in touch to find out more about the CPD and other activities they offer. Each year, there are projects that are available nationwide in every hub. The projects take the form of one of three types of professional development activity. Some Work Groups - one of the forms of CPD - are unique to particular hubs.
Hubs also run conferences, exchanges, network meetings and other opportunities for professional collaboration.
What has been happening in the Maths Hubs Programme?
Got two minutes to spare? Learn about what the programme has achieved in its first five years in this video.