Leadership Development

Each summer term, the Maths Hub recruits for the following academic years’ Cohorts of Mastery Specialist, PD Lead and School Development Lead, NCETM programmes.

Schools and colleges need high quality subject leadership in order to improve the quality of mathematics teaching and the outcomes for pupils. Maths Hubs are therefore working in a range of ways to develop and support maths leadership. This includes supporting subject leaders working within their own schools and local leaders of mathematics education that work with teachers from a number of schools.

 

Mastery Specialist Programme

Mastery Specialists are classroom practitioners who develop expertise in the mastery approach to teaching maths. Through rigorous and interactive training, they become experts in introducing and embedding mastery. After first developing a mastery approach in their own classrooms, they go on to support colleagues in their own and other schools.

There are now hundreds of Mastery Specialists across the country, working with thousands of schools. During the programme you receive fully funded professional development from experts, have time to develop your own expertise, and then to support others.

2021/22 Primary Mastery Specialists Cohort 7 programme

Following the successful first six cohorts of the Mastery Specialist Programme, the NCETM and Maths Hubs are now seeking to recruit a seventh cohort of expert primary school teachers to develop and work as Primary Mastery Specialists. In order to apply for the 2021/22 programme, you will first need to read the information document. Once you have read it, please contact the Hub Lead, Leanne Lowe to discuss your interest. Then click through to the application here.

2021/22 Secondary Mastery Specialists Cohort 6 programme

Following the success of the Secondary Mastery Specialist Programme thus far, Maths Hubs, working in conjunction with the NCETM, are now seeking applications from secondary schools that wish to nominate ‘lead teachers’ to take part in an important three-year professional development programme leading to the designation of Secondary Mastery Specialist. View a diagram of the Secondary training journey below.

In order to apply for the 2021/22 programme, you will first need to read the information document. Once you have read it, please contact the Hub Lead, Samira Islam to discuss your interest. Then click through to the application here

 

Maths PD Lead Programme

The Maths Hubs Network works to expand the pool of people with the skills and capacity to lead maths-specific professional development activities for groups of teachers offering training to become Professional Development (PD) Leads.

There are three tailored versions of the programme: for those with primary, secondary, and A-level experience. Each consists of three face-to-face days (and a series of in-school and independent planning and study tasks spread over the academic year. They are part of the Maths Hub Network’s strategy to build up a group of Professional Development (PD) Leads who can support the work of hubs in every school and college phase.

You can register your interest for 2021/22 here

 

NCETM School Development Lead Programme

This new project beginning in 2021/22, aims to support mathematics leads whose role is to lead change in a school or group of schools other than their own; refining their approaches to maths school development work including drawing on the expertise of, and aligning more with approaches used in, the Maths Hubs Programme. It will provide a regional support programme for participants through a series of workshops (face-to-face and online), practice development activities, and an online community. The face-to-face workshops will run regionally across England.

Participants undertake to plan, lead and evaluate a school development initiative for a school or group of schools during the course of the three-day programme and to record their planning, evaluation and reflection in an Accreditation Evidence Document.

Successful completion of the programme and satisfactory completion of all tasks and related paperwork will result in the participant being accredited as an NCETM Accredited School Development Lead

The programme is for colleagues leading change in a school or group of schools other than their own, and will benefit those who have previous experience of developing leadership capacity in schools/groups of schools or who are new to the role. Participants will be expected to commit to the full programme of activities and will need the support of the headteacher of their own school and/or their MAT. It is also expected that participants will be leading a maths school development initiative during the year of the programme.

In the first year of the programme, it is expected that Maths Hubs will nominate one or two people to participate in the programme. If you would like to be considered for this programme, please email Hub Lead, Samira Islam (sislam@elmhurst.newham.sch.uk), outlining why you think you are a suitable candidate.

 

Secondary Maths MAT Leads

A new Network Collaborative Project (NCP) Work Group for 2021/22. Use the expression interest form here to be the first to find out when we will begin recruitment in Autumn term. 

Secondary Subject Leadership 

A new Network Collaborative Project (NCP) Work Group for 2021/22. Use the expression interest form here to be the first to find out when we will begin recruitment in Autumn term.