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FREE Core Maths PD in association with NW Maths Hubs

We have two wonderful PD opportunities coming up in the North West for Core Maths (there is no overlap in content so you are very welcome to attend both).

Schools in Priority Areas will now receive £250 per teacher for each day that they attend:


30th November: Xaverian College, Manchester, 10:00-15:30

A fantastic opportunity to get hands on with some Core Maths classroom activities and network with local teachers. This event is suitable for teachers of all levels of Core Maths experience, including schools that are not yet running the course.


13th December: Manchester Meeting Place, 10:00-15:30

Our regional conference is focusing on planning a sequence of lessons for Core Maths and how to make the most of the pre-release material. Sue Hough will also be presenting a session on how Realistic Maths Education can support the delivery of Core Maths, this will be particularly valuable for supporting Foundation students with the course.

Any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Many thanks


Catherine van Saarloos


Core Maths Support and Development Coordinator


NW Maths Hub 3- Primary Maths offers

The St Helens TSA, lead alliance for NW Maths hub 3, would like to offer all primary schools across the NW the opportunity to attend the following Mathematics CPDL:

  • Teaching times tables– preparing to test (LKs2 and UKs2)
  • Planning to Progress and Assess- Mathematical lesson design (Year group training). This session is in two parts- Part 1 in autumn and Part 2 in spring 2019.
  • Year 6 Preparation for SATs
  • Differentiation in a Mastery Context
  • EYFS- Using a story/topic based approach to plan a mathematical sequence
  • Assessment of Mastery– Moderation and Standardisation
  • Nursery Practitioners: Maths everywhere, improving the quality and raising expectations

In addition: Excellent Maths Teacher Programme and Maths SL network.

For further details including focus of the sessions, Venues/Dates and associated costs please see the flyers:

Maths Primary 2018-19 CPD programme autumn

Differentation in a mastery context 2018_19

Maths SL Network Primary 2018-19


If you wish to book on any of the following sessions please email or call:

Sarah Makin (Senior Administrator):

Paula Foster (Administrator):

Using Physical Activity to raise attitudes and attainment in mathematics

Course description

The course looks at the research, rationale and benefits of ‘active learning’ and gives teachers practical ideas on how to implement ‘Active Maths’ in to the curriculum. Delegates will be introduced to the highly acclaimed and praised resource ‘Maths of the Day’ – a website that provides teachers and teaching assistants with over 1000 lesson plans on how to deliver ‘active maths’. The resource is used in schools across the UK and internationally and is having a huge impact on attitudes to maths, attainment in maths, levels of physical activity and whole child development. “As a result of Maths of the Day, attainment in maths – and children’s enjoyment of maths – is improving” Ofsted

Who is the course for?

Maths leaders/PE leaders/HT’s/SLT  – Any teacher concerned/interested in raising standards in maths / increasing levels of physical activity

DATE AND TIME: Wednesday 28th November, 9-12 noon at The World of Glass, St Helens.

HOW TO BOOK: Please email: Paula Foster or Sarah Makin

* Please note: This course is not appropriate for Teaching Assistants or PE coaches/ outside agencies working within schools.

Please see attached further details about the impact of the training.

Strategic School Improvement Planning – Ensuring Impact

The St Helens TSA in association with ECM would like to offer all Secondary Schools to attend:

Strategic School Improvement Planning – Ensuring Impact

This is a one-day secondary course which has been previously been one of our very successful courses. We have updated the course to ensure it is relevant, up to date and references new examples. During the course, you will have the opportunity to ‘Get a job done’ and make substantial progress in writing your school development plan in a day.

By the end of the course you will:

  • simple and manageable systems for whole school Strategic Development Planning;
  • linked the Ofsted Evaluation Schedule to the Strategic School Improvement Plan (SSIP);
  • developed an annual cycle for self-evaluation and School Strategic Development Plan writing;
  • ensured that school improvement priorities are informed by robust self-evaluation; and
  • begun to write action plans focused on success criteria and impact on children’s learning;

To take place on: 12th October 2018 at St Helen’s Chamber, St Helen’s, WA10 1FY, 9am-3pm.

Cost: £250 + VAT per delegate

Further details: SEC SL03 Strategic School Improvement Planning – Ensuring Impact

To reserve a place please contact:

Helen Caunce – ECM Education School Liaison Manager


Please see attached the NW Maths Hub 3 Autumn 2018 Newsletter – Led by the St Helens TSA.

If you would like to find out more about the work of NW Maths Hub 3 please don’t hesitate in contacting: Lisa Bradshaw (Director of the TSA and NW Maths Hub 3) or Sarah Makin (TSA Administrator) alternatively call: 07446446418 (Sarah).

For more information visit our website: (follow the Maths hub link) or follow us on twitter – @SthelensTSA/ @NWmathshub3.

Please circulate to your networks.

I look forward to hearing from you and working with you and your school in the future.

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

Primary Excellent Maths Teacher Programme

We would like to invite all primary teachers from across the NW to attend the following programme:

Primary Excellent Maths Teacher Programme

Who is it for?

These sessions are aimed at excellent maths teachers/subject leaders/SLEs/PDLs who have the potential and drive to achieve excellence in maths practice and the ability to develop others.

Sessions include: 7 face-to-face days and materials to support staff in school to deliver 4 gap tasks.

The programme will start in September 2018 and continue at intervals throughout the year.

Please see here for further details.

This programme has run for the past 4 years with incredible success.

Feedback has included:

“I feel that it had a huge impact on our pupils in all areas of maths and has raised attainment. They are now a lot more confident in reasoning and explaining their maths.  Therefore, showing a greater depth of understanding. They are able to work more systematically. The pupils have developed their questioning ability.”

“This course has been superb and has had a huge impact beyond my classroom as I have shared ideas with my colleagues.  I genuinely feel privileged to have attended.”

We have 40 places available. Places will be allocated on a first, come first serve basis.

To reserve a place please contact:

Sarah Makin

Paula Foster