About Us

Every Child a Mathematician

At East Midlands West Maths Hub our vision is to support the transformation of mathematics education in our region so that all of our children are excited about and committed to being mathematicians; contributing to their own, as well as regional and national prosperity.  We will support our learning community (parents, pupils, teachers, support professionals, and leaders) to make this a sustainable reality.

Our Maths Hub is led by a Strategic Board supported by four maths leads. Each maths lead is an expert in their field and lead group members to ensure we have the capacity and credibility to turn our vision into reality.

East Midlands West Maths Hub was successfully launched in November 2014 with an innovative and varied programme of workshops and events for foundation, primary and secondary maths teachers, FE lecturers and curriculum leaders. To date, our workshops and professional network events have proved to be a valuable and welcome addition to teachers’ personal development plans and have had an immediate and positive impact on their teaching practice.

We are totally inclusive and our Maths Hub is open and accessible to all educational establishments, irrespective of phase, alliance or other networks.  There is no charge to join our Maths Hub.

We are excited to continue to work with our established partners and those who join us in the future.

Areas We Cover

The Maths Hub national programme continues to grow. To further develop how schools can engage with Maths Hubs, there is a greater clarification of each Maths Hub area and how it fits within the wider national picture.

The geographical area we cover is Amber Valley, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derby, Derbyshire Dales, Erewash, North East Derbyshire, Nottingham, South Derbyshire, Ashfield and Broxtowe Local Authority Districts, however we continue to work in collaboration with East Midlands East, East Midlands South and South Yorkshire Maths Hubs to meet the needs of all schools across the region, so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you are close to a border or part of a group of schools across the region.


Meet the Team

The Lead School for East Midlands West Maths Hub is George Spencer Academy, part of the Spencer Academies Trust.

Each Maths Hub is a partnership, led locally by a school or college.  The Lead School identifies strategic partners, who help plan and evaluate the hub’s work, and operational partners, who help carry out the hub’s work.  So the hub is not just the Lead school or college – instead it is more like a maths leadership network involving schools, colleges and other organisations with maths education expertise from across the hub’s area.

Professional development provided by the hub is not the same as that offered by the Lead School.  Some of, but not necessarily all, the hub’s leadership team will be based at the Lead School.  Most of the Work Groups will take place at schools covering the whole hub area.   If you would like to get in contact with the hub please contact mathshub@george-spencer.notts.sch.uk.


Jules Gordon EM West Maths Hub Senior Leadership Link

Christine Robinson Maths Hub Lead

Iona Davies Maths Hub Project Coordinator

Helen Froome Maths Hub Administrator

Tom Isherwood Joint Primary Maths Lead

Pete Sloan Joint Primary Maths Lead

Jenny Murphy Primary Advocate Headteacher

Shobha Tynan Joint Secondary Maths Lead

Lucy Lycett Joint Secondary Maths Lead

Dr. Tom Bennison Level 3 Maths Lead