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New to Teaching Core Maths

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This programme is for teachers who are in the first two years of teaching Core Maths and are teaching a Core Maths class during the academic year 2023 – 24. This training is designed for staff seeking to deepen their understanding of the content and gain ideas for teaching the course.

What is involved?

This programme supports teachers in developing specialist knowledge for teaching Core Maths and increases their confidence in teaching the course. It involves a direct working partnership between the Maths Hubs Network and the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP).

The principal focus is on Core Maths subject knowledge and pedagogy and the programme will be based on these six key themes: using contextualised problem-solving; applying Fermi estimation and modelling; developing critical analysis; making sense of finance; using the pre-release materials; exploring statistics. Technology and online teaching will also be underlying themes.

What will you learn?

  • Your students will have raised awareness of the use of maths and statistics in everyday life
    You will plan lessons/sequences of lessons to promote student understanding, confidence, and progress.
  • You will understand the philosophy of Core Maths, with its approach to maths through contextualised problem-solving.
  • You will understand how online learning and technology can be used to support Core Maths teaching.

What is the cost?

The New to Teaching Core Maths project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme and the AMSP so is free to participating schools/ colleges.


Day 1: Wednesday 22nd November, 1pm – 4pm

Day 2: Thursday 25th January, 1pm – 4pm

Day 3: Tuesday 7th February, 1pm – 4pm

Day 4: Wednesday 13th March, 1pm – 4pm

Day 5: Monday 22nd April, 9am – 12 noon

Day 6: Friday 28th June, 9am – 12 noon

All of our Post 16 programmes are run jointly with Turing NW Maths Hub, please find out more here: