Monthly Archives: February 2018

Making Sense of Maths

admin   February 20, 2018   Comments Off

Following the success of last year, Maths Hubs NW1 and NW3 are delighted to be hosting ‘Making Sense of Maths’, a FREE 5 day course running throughout 2018 and 2019.

This is a transformative course which has received great feedback and is suitable for teachers of GCSE Resit at colleges, those who are teaching students at the 3/4 borderline in schools and teachers in PRUs.

Day 1 is on 14th March-Please find full details on the attached flier and do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information.

Catherine van Saarloos

Level 3 Lead Maths Hub NW3

Making Sense of Maths 2018-19

Twilight CPD session for Foundation GCSE Maths

admin   February 20, 2018   Comments Off

Maths Hub NW3 are hosting our next twilight CPD session for Foundation GCSE Maths on Wednesday 28th February from 4-6pm. Refreshments will be available from 3.30pm.

Our focus this time will be on using bar modelling and ratio tables to support 3/4 borderline students with the non-calculator paper.

The venue is The City of Liverpool College, Clarence Street, L3 5TP. Mount Pleasant car park (L3 5TB) is right next to the college and the building is a short walk from Lime Street and Central Stations.

To book onto this please use this link:

[Running concurrently is a Higher Tier Network meeting with the FMSP which will cover material new to Higher GCSE. For  more information about this meeting please contact Martin Bamber]

Many thanks
Catherine van Saarloos
Post 16 Lead Maths Hub NW3

NW Maths Hub 3 Primary Maths CPD Spring/Summer 2018

admin   February 12, 2018   Comments Off

NW Maths Hub 3 is offering the following Primary Maths CPD opportunities in the spring and summer term 2018 (please see links for further details)

achieving greater depth in a mastery context

Differentitation in a mastery context spring 2018

Maths – Assessment of Mastery CPD spring 2018

Maths lesson design spring 2018

Maths SL Network Primary 2017-18


Differentiation in a mastery context – Starting in March 2018

To support teachers to differentiate effectively within a mastery mathematics curriculum

To identify the big mathematical ideas that underpin learning of key concepts

How equipment and images can be used to build conceptual understanding

To give children opportunities to work at greater depth within year group expectations


Assessment of Mastery – various dates in February

How to meet the needs of all learners including rapid graspers and lower attaining pupils

Supporting teachers to monitor current provision, identifying gaps and planning next steps to ensure children are prepared to meet end of year national expectations

Teachers will need to bring 3 pupil books that show a difference in mathematical attainment and thinking

KS1- Tuesday 6th February 2018, 9.00-3.30pm.

LKS2- Tuesday 20th February 2018, 9-3.30pm.

UKS2- Tuesday 27th February 2018, 9-3.30pm.


Mathematics Subject Leader Day 2- Friday 23rd February 2018, 9.00am – 3.30pm

Assessment of Mastery; moderation and standardisation

Mathematical updates and current thinking. There will also be an opportunity for quality assurance of Maths practice via NW Maths Hub 3 as they share their experiences from current national practice and policy.


Mathematics lesson design and structure – various dates and year groups on February and March


Achieving Greater Depth in a Mastery Context- starting in June 2018

Places are limited and will be given on a first come, first serve basis.

A full days course costs- £150, this includes: refreshments (including light lunch) and all course materials.
½ day training costs- £70, this includes: tea/coffee/biscuits and all course materials.
Alliance members receive 25% of all training opportunities.
Maths SL network meetings and Head Teacher briefings are Free of Charge to all alliance members.

To reserve a place for any event please contact: Sarah Makin and/or Paula Foster

Thank you in advance. We look forward to working with you and your staff soon.

Maths Hub NW 3- Primary and Secondary Mastery specialists application round NOW OPEN

admin   February 8, 2018   Comments Off

Dear Colleagues,

The NCETM is today announcing details of the recruitment of two further waves of teachers – one primary, one secondary – to become specialists in mastery approaches to teaching maths.

As in the previous two years, 140 primary teachers will be selected to join the primary Mastery Specialists programme, run by the NCETM in conjunction with Maths Hubs.

At the same time, a smaller number of secondary teachers is sought, to join the secondary Mastery Specialists programme, also run within Maths Hubs.

Primary: each Maths Hub will select four teachers to take part in the development year of the programme during 2018-19, and, in the following year, work with small groups of nearby schools to help them introduce teaching for mastery themselves. More information and an application form can be downloaded here. Closing date: 5 March 2018.

Secondary: each Maths Hubs will select between two and four teachers to attend training events, and start in-school work, during this school year (2017-18), and continue their work next year (2018-19) and beyond. More information and an application form can be downloaded here. Closing date: 19 February 2018.

This is the latest phase of the wider Teaching for Mastery Programme, funded by the DfE and launched in 2016, which will eventually result in the training of approaching a thousand Mastery Specialists, across the primary and secondary phases, who, collectively, will pass on their expertise in teaching for mastery to more than 11 000 schools by 2023.

We look forward to receiving your applications soon.
Kind Regards

Lisa Bradshaw

Director of the St Helens Teaching School Alliance and NW Maths Hub 3
Director of School Improvement- Three Saints Academy Trust