Professional Development

We deliver fully funded, nationally accredited professional development projects for anyone involved in the teaching of maths. These training programmes run on an annual basis and are tailored to each school phase. Click on your phase to find the programme right for you.

The Maths Hub programme uses a Work Group model of professional development. It’s a commitment lasting a term or a school year, with a clear aim of enabling you to bring about sustained change to practice back in your own school or department.

What is a
Work Group
and How Does it work?

1. One or two lead participant teachers, representing a small group of schools or maths departments, form the Work Group.

2. The Work Group meets several times over the course of a school year. In between, participants keep in touch with each other, comparing notes about what they’re trying out in their own schools. Work Group aims are linked to:

  • teachers’ professional learning
  • teachers’ practice development
  • improving student learning

and

  • improving maths teaching across a whole school or department.

3. The Work Group Lead is a teacher or former teacher, expert in both the area of maths teaching in question and in leading teacher professional development.

4. Each Work Group is part of a national project.

A Maths Hub Work Group is

  • comprised of a group of schools who work on something together, normally over the large part of a school year, typically with one or two teachers from each school acting as lead participants
  • led by a teacher or former teacher, expert both in the area of maths education in question and in leading teacher professional development
  • normally part of a national collaborative project, which supports the Work Group Leads and seeks to ensure lessons are learned from around the country.

Schools in Every Maths Hub Work Group

  • work towards outcomes linked to teachers’ professional learning, their practice development, the learning of the pupils they teach, and new approaches and policies in maths teaching across their school or department
  • maintain a focus on the classroom, often planning, observing and refining lessons together
  • evaluate the outcomes of the Work Group’s activity, with collated findings being fed into the national picture and used to inform future work.

In some teaching for mastery projects, the Work Group is sometimes referred to as a Teacher Research Group (TRG). The characteristics of a TRG are exactly the same as a Work Group.