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Chinese Maths Teachers head to Nottingham Teacher Exchange

Nottingham pupils will be getting a taste of how maths is taught in the Far East this week, when they take part in an exchange programme.


Two teachers, one from Fairfield Primary Academy in Stapleford, and one from Dale Primary School in Derbyshire have been selected to take part in the prestigious teacher exchange, focusing on maths, with two partner schools in Shanghai.


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Conference and Networking Opportunity for teachers of Mathematics to SEND pupils in mainstream schools


Date: Friday 30 June 2017


Venue: Swiss Cottage School, 80 Avenue Road, London, NW8 6HX (Camden)


A conference and networking opportunity for teachers of mathematics to SEND pupils in mainstream schools.


To book a place please complete the online booking form by no later than 20th June 2017




Application Round Now Open for Primary Mastery Specialist Programme Cohort 3 2017-18


Background: Since 2014, The NCETM and Maths Hubs have been working together to develop approaches to teaching for mastery within primary mathematics.


The Programme: The NCETM and the Maths Hubs now want to recruit a third cohort of 140 teachers to develop and work as Mastery Specialists. 2017-18 will be the development year for the teachers and their schools and then, in 2018-19 and in 2019-20, the Mastery Specialists will each lead a Teaching for Mastery Work Group for their Maths Hub.


Benefits for participating teachers and their schools:

Mastery Specialists will develop:

  • Understanding of the principles of mastery within the context of teaching mathematics
  • Deep subject knowledge of primary mathematics to support teaching for mastery
  • Skills of teaching, planning and assessment in order to effectively support pupils in developing a deep and sustainable understanding (i.e. mastery) of mathematics 
  • Ability to support teachers, within their own school and in other schools, to adopt a teaching for mastery approach, including leading Teacher Research Groups


Funding: In the development year, 2017-18, we will fund 15 days release time for the Mastery Specialist’s work and the cost of travel to the NCETM induction conference. There will also be £2000 matched funding for the school to purchase textbooks from the DfE approved list. In 2018-19 and in 2019-20, your Maths Hub will fund the cost of 30/33 days release time for the Mastery Specialist’s work and the cost of travel for school support visits.



19th April at 5pm – Applications to have been received by NCETM
26th May - Selection completed by East Midlands West Maths Hub 
10th July - Induction day for successful applicants 


For further information click here.





Maths in Context - A trial to explore whether delivering GCSE mathematics in a greater financial context can improve learner attainment.



Managing Mastery - School Leader Interviews: Chetwynd Primary Academy



Secondary Teaching for Mastery - Expressions of Interest - In 2016/17 all Maths Hubs are participating in a national collaborative project addressing secondary mathematics teaching for mastery. As part of this project, Secondary Mastery Specialists will be offering support to schools across each hub area interested in developing teaching for mastery approaches in their departments.


  •  Secondary Teaching for Mastery - Expressions of Interest
  •  16 December 2016, 20 December 2016 & 13 January 2017
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New! A-Level courses

An opportunity to see Shanghai teachers teach mastery lessons

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Shanghai Exchange Showcase Event - 8 December

An opportunity to see Shanghai teachers teach mastery lessons



Save the Date - 20 January 2017

Secondary Maths Conference with keynote speech by Jane Jones, HMI National Lead for Mathematics

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Maths GCSE Revision Teach Meet - 6 December

An opportunity to share and collect revision resources for the new Maths GCSE

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New Recommended Guidance on Marking...

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Guidance on marking and Feedback for Secondary Mathematics Teaching...

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