Secondary Maths CPD Network led by NW Maths Hub 3

admin   June 14, 2017   Comments Off

Please see below details of the final session of the Secondary Maths CPD Network led by NW Maths Hub 3.

This session will take place on: Monday 3rd July 2017, 4-6pm at Rainford High, St Helens.

The focus for this session is:

Primary Maths Mastery

KS2 Raised Expectations- National Curriculum/POS

Transitional support and guidance

Preparing for Y7

Target audience: Secondary Maths HOD, KS3 practitioners and transition coordinators

Tara Loughran will deliver this session – Tara has extensive experience in schools for leading improvement and change in mathematics. She has provided high quality training for the St Helens TSA since becoming at teaching school in 2013; she has inspired lots of teachers and support staff to take her ideas back to the classroom with significant impact. Tara represents NW Maths Hub 3 across the North West.

To book a place please contact- Sarah Makin –

Thank you for your attendance at this network during 2016-17, we are in the process of creating another exciting programme for 2017-18. This will be ready to share at the final session and circulated during the coming weeks.

Have a great final few weeks. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting and working with your schools next year.

Active Maths FREE workshop

admin   June 7, 2017   Comments Off

Maths of the Day ‘Active Maths’

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.

Who is the course for?

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

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

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday 19th September, 1-4pm. 

VENUE: Reflections Gallery, The World of Glass, St Helens

HOW TO BOOK: Please contact Sarah Makin, Maths Hub Administrator  

COST: Free of Charge

For further information see case study below.   


“As a result of Maths of the Day, attainment in maths – and children’s enjoyment of maths – is improving”- Ofsted.

Maths of the Day Workshop Maths flyer

MOTD Case Study – maths of the day

NW Maths Hub 3- Secondary Maths opportunities 2017-18

admin   June 1, 2017   Comments Off

Please see attached further details of the Secondary Maths Hub opportunities for 2017-18:

  • NQT Programme
  • TSST Programme
  • Maths HOD meetings

To follow…Secondary Maths CPD network, Maths SLE programme, Mathematical thinking for GCSE effectiveness Work Groups, Y5-Y8 continuity development Work Group, Year 7 catch-up intervention development Work Group, Challenging topics at GCSE development Work Groups. In addition to Cohort 2 of the Teaching for Mastery specialist teacher recruitment and work group school opportunities…

To reserve a place on any of the programmes attached please contact: and for further information contact: Lindsay Porter (Secondary Maths Hub Lead) or Lisa Bradshaw:

Mathematics_Teacher_Subject_Specialism_Flyer_STH_040416 (1)

Secondary Maths HOD 2017-18

Secondary NQT Maths flyer 2017-18

secondary NQT maths programme invite 2017-18

Joint Maths Hub Conference 2017

admin   May 16, 2017   Comments Off

Dear Colleagues

We are absolutely delighted to share with you details about our second NW Maths Hubs Conference 2017- Maths Hubs working together to share their learning!

The event will take place on: Tuesday 11th July 2017, 9-3.30pm  at Whites Hotel, Macron Stadium, Bolton, BL6 6SF.

Key Notes Speakers include:  Ems Lord, Director of NRICH  and Andrew Jeffrey, The Mathemagician.

A range of workshops and market stalls will be available on the day- for further details and to book a place please follow the link

Target audience: Teachers (FS to KS5), Maths SLs, Heads of department and  people passionate about maths!

Cost of the conference is £60.00 pp this includes resources, free gifts, and light refreshments.

For further information please see this flyer. Please feel free to circulate amongst your networks.

We look forward to seeing you all at the conference.

Kind regards,

Lisa Bradshaw

Director of the St Helens TSA and National Maths Hub NW3

Director of School Improvement at Three Saints Academy Trust


Maths Inspiration for Year 9/10 – Nottingham Playhouse 26th June

admin   April 2, 2017   Comments Off

Maths Inspiration for Year 9/10 – Nottingham Playhouse 26th June

We are putting on one-off Maths Inspiration shows ‘Playing for Real’ aimed at Years 9 and 10 at the Nottingham Playhouse on Monday 26th June.  The shows will be very interactive and accessible to most ability groups.  We certainly think this will be relevant to all students with the potential to get Grade 5 or higher at GCSE.

We’d be very grateful if you can encourage schools in your region to come along, and to bring parties of at least 30.  (We have a school in Northampton bringing about half of their Year 9s).

Generous discounts available

All teacher and PGCE tickets are free.  Student tickets are £9 inc VAT, but we are able to offer generous discounts for schools where cost is an issue. Schools should approach us individually for details.


Schools can provisionally book now, and don’t have to pay until early May.  Booking can be made via the website here:

Maths in Context Secondary Project

admin   March 24, 2017   Comments Off

Young Enterprise are currently recruiting secondary schools to take part in our exciting Maths in context project. This is a partnership between the Education Endowment Foundation and Money Advice Service, with an evaluation led by the University of Nottingham. The aim is to explore whether teaching young people maths in a ‘real world’ financial context can improve attainment at maths GCSE level, as well as students’ ability to manage money more effectively.

We are holding a free event in Liverpool on the 30th of March, for schools to find out some more information about the project. Speakers from the University of Nottingham and Young Enterprise will talk about the project, what it involves and answer any questions. It’s also a chance for participating and interested schools to connect with each other.

Schools can register for free tickets using the link below:

Some more information on the project:

Up to 25% of a GCSE maths paper can contain questions with a financial theme, and prior research shows that students can struggle to access the maths on these questions as they can find the context a barrier. Our Maths in Context project aims to address this issue through fully funded training and in-school support using a series of specially designed lesson plans which use a range of financial education contexts to address different areas of GCSE maths.

Further information on the project can be found here.

Primary Maths CPD opportunities in spring/summer 2017

admin   February 15, 2017   Comments Off

NW Maths Hub 3 is offering the following Primary Maths CPD opportunities in spring/summer 2017:

Mathematics Subject Leaders Day 2- Friday 10th March 2017 Focus on the Assessment of Mastery; moderation and standardisation. 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 Moderation and Standardisation sessions EYFS to Y6: starting March 2017

These sessions will explore what a learner looks like in a year groups. Establish what the key areas of maths are and what this looks like with a depth of understanding. The session will provide an opportunity to build the mathematical toolkit further with new ideas! Teachers will have the opportunity to look at a range of children’s learning in the specific year groups. It will also support teachers to make a summative judgement and then help them plan and adjust teaching for the third term. Sessions are led by experienced moderators and quality assured by NW Maths Hub 3.

There will be a pre-course task and teachers are asked to bring a small selection of children’s books.

PVI/Nursery Practitioners (including schools with Nursery settings) starting March 2017

Maths Everywhere! Practitioners will explore ways of ensuring Maths is everywhere, including ideas for enhanced and continuous provision, adult and child led activities focusing on number, counting and place value.

We will explore: What does intelligent practice look like and how can we ensure depth of learning is happening in a creative setting.

For practitioners: an opportunity to develop subject knowledge, an improved progressional understanding and to explore why language, a ‘can do’ attitude and raised expectations are essential.

Effective Transition from EYFS to Year 1- June 2017

EYFS teachers will work with Year 1 teachers to establish where children are on their mathematical pathway and how we can build on this learning into Year 1. There will be a range of practical ideas to support both year groups.

Bar Modelling Training

Maths CPD 2017 spring and summer

Maths SL Network Primary 2016-17

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.

All sessions are led by Tara Loughran, Tara has extensive experience in schools for leading improvement and change in mathematics. She has provided high quality training for the St Helens TSA since becoming at teaching school in 2013; she has inspired lots of teachers and support staff to take her ideas back to the classroom with significant impact. Tara now represents NW Maths Hub 3 across the North West.

To book a place please contact:  or call: 07446 446418

GCSE Maths Post-16 Resit – CPD

admin   February 9, 2017   Comments Off

Maths Hubs NW3 Post 16 are hosting a free discussion and networking event on Wednesday 29th March 2017, provisionally at the City of Liverpool College, Clarence Street, L3 5TP for all tutors of GCSE maths RESIT groups.

The aim is for people to be able to share challenges they face teaching these groups (both in the classroom and in the wider context of their college) and teaching approaches they have found which work well for them. We would particularly like to focus on this issue as we believe it may have been neglected in the past for CPD provision and there will be many ideas in circulation that we feel ought to be shared.

Refreshments will be available from 3.00pm, to start at 3.30pm and finish no later than 5pm.

If you would like to attend, I’d be very grateful if you could email Catherine van Saarloos so that we can keep an eye on catering and rooming requirements.

If there are any specific areas that you would like us to focus on then please do get in touch.

I look forward to seeing you at this event.



Catherine van Saarloos
Curriculum Team Leader of Mathematics
City of Liverpool College