Monthly Archive: June 2018

Secondary Mastery Programme: closing date – Thursday 7th June 2018

Don’t forget to apply- Secondary Mastery Programme: closing date- Thursday 7th June 2018

The NCETM and Maths Hubs are recruiting a third wave of teachers to join the secondary Mastery Specialists programme. This is part of a significant expansion of teaching for mastery work by Maths Hubs in secondary schools across England.

Following the broad format of preceding cohorts, the teachers will complete a three-year professional development programme, with these objectives:

first year (2018-2019): developing mastery approaches in their own classroom

second year (2019-2020): developing mastery approaches across their school’s maths department

third year (2020-2021): supporting two other schools’ maths departments to introduce teaching for mastery.

The teachers will attend five residential training events, run by the NCETM and Maths Hubs, spread across the first two years, the first taking place in the 2018 autumn term. In between, the teachers will work with colleagues from their local Maths Hub and, on an ongoing basis in an online community, share experiences and materials with colleagues from the entire cohort.

Funding: each teacher’s school receives £3000 per year for the first two years, to cover release time of 15 days per year. In the third year, their schools will receive £350 per day for 15 days’ work supporting departments in other schools, making a total of £5250.

Each Maths Hub is looking to recruit three or four teachers in this cohort.

To apply:

  • Applicant and nominating head teacher/senior leader complete the relevant parts of the form. Please see application  and more information here: 
  • e-mail the application to the NCETM ( by 5pm Thursday 7th June 2018.
  • Applicants will be notified by 14th July 2018.

The closing date for applications is 7 June 2018. Only state-funded schools in England are eligible to apply to take part.

The Secondary Excellent Maths Teacher Programme

Dear Colleagues

NW Maths Hub 3 would like to invite all secondary maths teachers to participate in a NEW work stream for 2018-19- The Secondary Excellent Maths Teacher Programme.

Who is it for?
These sessions are aimed at excellent maths teachers who have the potential and drive to achieve excellence in maths practice and the ability to develop others.

Sessions Include
4 full day sessions to include:
•             What does outstanding maths practice look like?
•             Understanding how practice has changed at Key Stage 2 and the need to build on this at Key Stage 3
•             Developing problem solving, reasoning and fluency throughout Key Stages 3 and 4
•             Effective monitoring to determine impact
•             Tracking of progress and skills to inform action planning and next steps
•             Exploring and developing assessment
•             Providing effective feedback
•             Lesson structures, planning and questioning

Delegates will be involved in 3 ‘Gap tasks’ linked to practice in their own schools.

Key Dates:
Day 1- Thursday 27th September 2018
Day 2- Wednesday 28th November 2018
Day 3- Tuesday 5th February 2019
Day 4- Monday 25th March 2019

All Sessions will take place from 9.00-3.30pm at: Wrightington Country Club, Mos Lane, Wrightington, Wigan WN6 9PB
For further information please see the flyer.

Project Lead:
Lindsay Porter- Maths Hub NW3 Secondary Lead

Places will be allocated on a first, come first serve basis.

If you wish to book a place on the programme please email:
Sarah Makin (Senior Administrator):
Paula Foster (Administrator):

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