We have a number of projects available to get involved with this year from Early Years through to Post 16.
What is the hub doing?
The majority of the work we do is through nationally coordinated projects being run by the Maths Hub network. Each Maths Hub puts together its own programme of Work Groups to run locally based on the national set of projects. These Work Groups are a series of nationally co-ordinated professional development projects for anyone involved in the teaching of maths, delivered locally and led by an expert, in which participants contribute to and learn from the national project.
The Work Group is the model of professional and school development used in most Maths Hubs projects.
A 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 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 has previously also been referred to as a Teacher Research Group (TRG). The characteristics of a TRG are exactly the same as a Work Group.
As in previous years, schools and teachers can choose from several types of project. They all have a focus on collaborative, evidence-based professional development.
A detailed action plan is in place for each project which we are running. These can be found by following the link for each project on the relevant page.
How do I get Involved?
We recruit by advertising our offer through our monthly newsletter and our website. We will also target some Work Groups at a selection of schools depending on local or national priorities. To find out more and to express an interest click on a phase below.
We offer projects that you can get involved in for our very youngest children.
This year we have a wide range of projects on offer for the primary phase.
We have a range of collaborative projects that will be of interest to those involved
in secondary mathematics.
Providing support to develop teaching and learning for post 16 students.
Latest news from CODE Maths Hub
Firstly, all of us at CODE Maths Hub hope that you, your families and school communities are well during these challenging times. As you will be aware that we have suspended all face-to-face contact over this summer term, although we have been able to maintain some support as we become more accomplished with the use of online meetings! This ‘Catch-up’ is a short update to keep you informed of the current work that is happening and also to make you aware of upcoming opportunities.
Have you seen the latest newsletter ‘Bespoke’ from NCETM? It summarises some of the findings from the latest evaluation of the Teaching For Mastery Programme. This evaluation shows that the Programme is having a ‘significant, positive impact at a number of levels’.
The England-China Exchange is well under way with three of our teachers taking part this year. Ross, Greg and Nicola are having an amazing time and learning lots in Shanghai. We look forward to hearing all about it and we are very excited to welcome teachers from Shanghai for the reciprocal visit early next year.