Monthly Archive: June 2019

FREE Secondary CPD network 2019-20 – bookings now being taken

As a result of excellent feedback NW Maths Hub 3 are once again offering…

Secondary Maths Departments Annual CPD Events

NW3 Maths Hub is pleased to offer an academic year of Teaching and Learning CPD sessions for your whole department throughout 2019-20.

½ termly sessions will include the following ‘guest speakers’ from the world of maths in addition to providing an opportunity to discuss and reflect on session ideas with colleagues from within your own departments and from other settings.

Catherine Van Saarloos-
Rob Eastaway
Pete Mattock
Bobby Seagull
Craig Barton

For further information about each session please see: Secondary CPD Sessions 2019-20.

Sessions will take place each at Rainford High Technology College, Higher Ln, Rainford, Saint Helens WA11 8NY, between 4 and 6pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided on arrival.

ALL SESSIONS ARE FREE OF CHARGE FOR YOUR ENTIRE DEPARTMENT. However you must book beforehand by emailing Paula Foster at

FREE AMSP and Maths Hub Launch Event – 17th July with Bobby Seagull

NW Maths Hub 3 and AMSP will be hosting a FREE launch event with Bobby Seagull on Wednesday 17th July 11.45- 4.00pm at the University of Liverpool.

The new Ofsted School Inspection handbook states that:

‘all teachers of mathematics, including non-specialist teachers of mathematics, have sufficient mathematical and teaching content knowledge to deliver topics effectively’

This is the perfect time to attend our FREE afternoon event and is for all teachers that are interested in developing their own and their departments’ knowledge and delivery of KS2/3 transition, GCSE, A level, Further or Core Maths. The Advanced Maths Support Programme and Maths Hubs have so much PD on offer it can be overwhelming to work out what would be best for you and your department. This engaging event is your opportunity to make the most of what is out there.

In addition to this you will get the opportunity to hear from three engaging speakers from the world of maths education one of which is Bobby Seagull. Bobby is a Secondary School Maths teacher, a doctoral student at the University of Cambridge researching maths anxiety and phobia, quiz enthusiast, writes for the Financial Times, is author of The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers and ambassador for National Numeracy.

For more details, agenda and booking details please see attached flier.

FREE Maths Intervention programmes in 2019-20

NW Maths hub 3 will be offering FREE Maths Intervention programmes in 2019-20. These programmes will be for Wigan schools- we are looking at 6 schools per work group.

The two programmes are as follows:

  • Intervention in a Mastery Context (IMC)
  • Maths and SEND

We are holding a HT/SLT briefing to find out more

This will take place on: Friday 21st June, 9.30-11.00am at The Edge conference centre, Riveredge, Wigan WN3 5AB.

We have now trained 150 schools involving 300 participants for IMC (over 3 years) and 69 teachers have participated in the Maths and SEND project (this is an innovation project this year).

If you would like to book a place on the briefing to see if your school would like to be involved then please contact: Paula Foster, Administrator

NCETM Accredited Professional Development Lead Programme

The NCETM Accredited Professional Development Lead Programme is designed specifically to increase the number of 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.

Maths Hubs are now recruiting teachers to join these programmes in 2019/20.

Who should apply?

(Early Years, Primary, Secondary, Core Maths and A level Maths)

The programme is for those with previous experience of leading the professional development of teachers of maths, either in their own school/college 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 teachers in other schools/colleges locally and their school must support this work. 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 in future.


The PD Lead programmes are funded by the Maths Hub Network . 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 Maths Hub. Please indicate on your application form which Maths Hub you are applying to for sponsorship (a list of the Maths Hubs is given in the appendix). NW Maths hub 3 covers teachers in the following areas: St Helens, Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton and Wigan.

Maths Hubs will sponsor applicants with a payment of £800 for four days of release time.

How to apply

Applicants, with the support of their headteacher/principal/senior manager, should complete the form below and submit it to the NCETM ( ) by 1 July 2019. You will receive a confirmation of receipt email from the NCETM. The selection process will be completed by the beginning of September 2019 and you will receive notification of the result of your application soon after.

Please see the flyer attached for further information and application details..