Monthly Archive: March 2018

NCETM PD Lead Development and Accreditation Programme for EYFS Practitioners

The NCETM PD Lead Development and Accreditation (PDLDA) programme is designed specifically for such people and is part of the Maths Hubs Network’s strategy to build up a group of Professional Development Leads who can support the work of hubs.

NW Maths Hub 3 are recruiting for an EYFS PD lead to start training in summer term 2017 continuing into 2018-19.

The programme

The programme consists of three face-to-face days (two days in Summer term 2018; one day in Autumn term 2018) and a series of in-setting and independent planning and study tasks spread over the academic year.  It is designed for colleagues who have some existing experience as a PD Lead either within their own setting or organization, or more widely, and who wish to develop further in this role. Participants in this programme will also be funded to work with local EY practitioners across their hubs for 40 additional days and so must ensure that they can be released to do this.

Who should apply

The programme is for Early Years practitioners (0-5) with relevant experience of leading the professional development of other Early Years practitioners of mathematics, either in their own setting, or more widely. Participants will be expected to commit to the full programme of activities and will need the support of their organisation to enable full participation. Applicants must have the willingness and capacity to work with practitioners in other settings locally and their setting must support this as well. In addition, the applicant will require the support of a Maths Hub, who will sponsor their participation in the programme and provide opportunity for them to work as a PD Lead.


This programme is funded by the Northern Powerhouse Funding to the 10 Maths Hubs in the North West, North East and Yorkshire and the Humber regions. Funding covers provision of the three face-to-face days, online and email coaching and tutoring from the Work Group Leads throughout the duration of the programme and all administration involved in subsequent accreditation. This means that all applicants must be sponsored by a particular Maths Hub. Please indicate on your application form, to which Maths Hub you are applying and from whom you are seeking sponsorship (a list of the Maths Hubs names is given in the appendix).

Travelling expenses and supply cover are also funded.

How to apply

Applicants, with the support of their head teacher /principal/senior manager, should complete the form below and submit it to the NCETM hub lead Lisa Bradshaw- by Monday 19th March.

Please see full details and application attached: EY PD Lead Programme – Information and application

Secondary Maths CPD network – NEXT session Tuesday

NW3 Maths Hub is pleased to offer an academic year of Teaching and Learning Maths CPD sessions for your whole department throughout 2017-18.

The next session is this week: Tuesday 13th March 2018

Focus: Deepening and problem solving at KS3 with a focus at GCSE and clarity on delivering lessons at KS3 and 4.

This will be delivered by: Andrew Jeffrey, Mathemagician.

The session will take place at: Rainford High School, Higher Ln, Rainford, Saint Helens WA11 8NY, 4-6pm.

The sessions are aimed at whole maths departments. To reserve a place please contact: Sarah Makin

Further details are here: Secondary CPD Sessions 2017-18

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday and working with your schools in the future.

Leadership Conference – Raising Boys’ Achievement: Closing the Gap

The St Helens TSA, in association with Oxford University is offering a leadership conference focusing on:

Raising Boys’ Achievement:  Closing the Gap

Please see flyer for further information: Invitation Gary Wilson 9th May

The event will take place on: Wednesday 9th May 2018, 9-3.30pm at DW Stadium, Loire Dr, Wigan WN5 0UH.

The event will focus on:

  • Session 1:   Achievement: Setting the Context
  • Session 2:   Breaking Through the Barriers to Boys’ Achievement in Literacy
  • Session 3:   Effective Strategies for Breaking Through Other Barriers to Boys’ Achievement

The conference will be delivered by Gary Wilson, as a teacher for over 27 years, Gary Wilson has led award-winning campaigns, written several books and delivered training in hundreds of schools on the issue of raising boys’ achievement. Gary is a freelance consultant who talks about tracing under achievement from  Pre-School to 16 and what we can do to prevent it.  He explains about how to interact with boys to optimise learning and overcoming barriers to achievement. Gary endorses the power of the whole-school approach to motivate boys to achieve their full potential.

As a result of the conference schools will be offered the opportunity to work on a project to use and implement strategies discussed as part of the day. Further details to follow…

The cost of the full day event including all course materials, tea/coffee and a light lunch is: £25.00.

Numbers will be limited (2 per school) so please book early by emailing: by18th April 2018.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.