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Supporting Core Maths

Great North Maths Hub

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 from 12:30 to 16:00 (GMT)

Supporting Core Maths

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The success of Core Maths depends in part on the growth of the pool of teachers, schools and colleges with the necessary expertise, experience and enthusiasm to teach it. This project, run collaboratively by the Maths Hubs Network and the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP), will contribute to the wider national effort to grow that pool, and embed Core Maths confidence and culture within school and college maths departments.

Through a number of face to face Work Group meetings, participating teachers will develop their practice to effectively teach mathematical concepts and processes through contextualised problem-solving, lead others in their own department to ensure an effective delivery of Core Maths courses, promote and deliver a Core Maths course in a way that engages qualified students.

 Participants will work collaboratively with other institutions using a school to school support model.

 Who is this for?

All current and potential teachers of Core Maths. These may be teachers in post-16 settings whose main subject is maths or whose main subject is not maths and who are unable to access local TSST provision for Core Maths.

The programme runs over 2 afternoons, 27th February 2019 and 19th June 2019.  Lunch will be provided on arrival, with each session starting at 1pm. There is a further session with AMSP on 19th March 2019 at Dryden Centre.

Intended Outcomes 

  • Participants will understand the philosophy of Core Maths, with its approach to maths through contextualised problem-solving, appreciate the different Core Maths qualifications available and be able to choose the course appropriate for their students.
  • Through collaboration and experimentation, participants will develop improved teaching approaches that fit the open-ended problem-solving skills students need to develop, and also share these with departmental colleagues.
  • Participant departments will support the role of Core Maths in promoting contextualised problem-solving and links to other teaching.
  • Students in participant schools and colleges will take and succeed at Core Maths in increasing numbers.

Expectations of participants and their schools

  • Attend face to face Work Group meetings amounting to two half-days plus a full day (in conjunction with AMSP).
  • Partake in further in-school activity, for example, trialling teaching approaches, preparing resources to share, Lesson Study or further departmental professional development. 
  • Attend a student taster day with a group of year 10 students (optional)
  • Contribute to work group evaluation processes

This Work Group is free of charge. However, Great North Maths Hub will charge £40 for non-attendance or cancellation less than 7 days prior to each session.

When booking you will be asked to give your NCETM Username. We ask for this as we will use the NCETM website to coordinate your programme evaluations, in order to report to the DfE. If you do not already have an NCETM username, please create one here

Data Privacy

As part of our role in leading the Great North Maths Hub, we collect and hold a certain amount of data about individuals involved in our work. The data includes name, role (with respect to hub work), school, email address, NCETM username and (in some cases) telephone number. The agreement between us and the Department of Education requires us to monitor and evaluate our work as a Maths Hub, and this is the legal basis for the data that we hold, on, for example, participation in the Work Groups that we coordinate. Such data is reported on a regular basis to the NCETM.


Do you have questions about Supporting Core Maths? Contact Great North Maths Hub

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Newcastle Gateshead Marriott Hotel MetroCentre

NE11 9XF Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 from 12:30 to 16:00 (GMT)

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Great North Maths Hub

The Great North Maths Hub is part of a national programme of 35 maths hubs, funded by DfE to bring together mathematics education professionals in a collaborative manner to develop and spread excellent practice, for the benefit of all pupils and students. The Great North Maths Hub works with schools and educational providers across the Northumberland, Tyne, Wear and County Durham areas.

If you would like further information about the Maths Hub programme, please visit or download our FREE app available from your app store, search for Great North Maths Hub.

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