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Archimedes NE Maths Hub

The Maths Hubs programme brings together mathematics education professionals in a collaborative national network of 35 hubs, each locally led by an outstanding school or college. The programme is funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and coordinated by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM).

Carmel College is proud to be the base for the Archimedes NE Maths Hub which is promoting excellence in maths teaching across the Durham and Tees Valley region. The work of the hubs supports teachers in the continual process of improving educational standards for students in our region from the youngest child in Early Years Foundation Stage to the oldest students in Post 16. The overarching aim is to update schools with the latest teaching strategies from around the world and to ensure that the UK is able to compete on the global stage.

To achieve this goal, teachers have visited Shanghai to work alongside staff in both primary and secondary settings and the teachers from Shanghai have visited the schools in the UK to learn from us. This experience has allowed teachers to adopt new teaching styles, adapt them to suit our needs and embed them into our teaching practises.

The Archimedes NE maths hub is also initiating and supporting a wide range of projects from schools across the North East to promote school improvement. These projects include national projects which all 35 hubs are involved in as well as local projects that are designed to meet the specific needs of schools in the region.

We are delighted to be working alongside the most enthusiastic, talented and dedicated teachers in our region and confident together, we will achieve the best education possible for every child.

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