Application round now OPEN for 2018-19 Teaching for Mastery (TfM) work group schools

We are delighted to inform you that recruitment for 2018-19 Teaching for Mastery (TfM) work group schools is now OPEN!

We are looking for around 70 schools, for a year-long programme of professional development, led by trained Mastery Specialists.  As well as receiving free training, recruited schools will receive a grant towards release time and will be eligible to claim match-funding towards the cost of buying textbooks.


Benefits for Participating Schools

Participating in the Work Group will provide the following benefits to participant schools:

  • High quality support for teacher professional development for the lead teachers, facilitated by the Mastery Specialist
  • Support for the head teacher in addressing leadership issues related to teaching for mastery from the Mastery Specialist and the Maths Hub’s leadership
  • Opportunity to work closely with other schools also developing teaching for mastery
  • No charge for participation and a grant of £1000 to help subsidise teacher release time
  • Matched funding of £2000 to support the school in buying text books


Who can Apply

The Work Groups are intended for schools that are already committed to using teaching for mastery approaches for primary mathematics. Schools should also have the capacity for engaging in significant development work during 2018-20. Schools that have already begun to engage with teaching for mastery are more likely to be prioritised by the Maths Hub.

More information about this opportunity and an application form can be found here.  Please complete and return the application form to mathshub@george-spencer.notts.sch.uk by 5pm on Monday 18 June 2018.



Applications now open for Cohort 3 Secondary Mastery Specialists – Closing Date: Thursday 7 June 2018 @ 5pm

We are delighted to inform you of a new opportunity through NCETM and East Midlands West Maths Hub.  We are looking to recruit a third wave of secondary teachers to join the secondary Mastery Specialists programme.  This is a part of a significant expansion of teaching for mastery work by Maths Hubs in secondary schools across England.

Following the broad format of preceding cohorts, the teachers will complete a three-year professional development programme, with these objectives:

  • first year (2018-2019): developing mastery approaches in their own classroom
  • second year (2019-2020): developing mastery approaches across their school’s maths department
  • third year (2020-2021): supporting two other schools’ maths departments to introduce teaching for mastery.

The teachers will attend five residential training events, run by the NCETM and Maths Hubs, spread across the first two years, the first taking place in the 2018 autumn term. In between, the teachers will work with colleagues from their local Maths Hub and, on an ongoing basis in an online community, share experiences and materials with colleagues from the entire cohort.



Each teacher’s school receives up to £3000 per year for the first two years, to cover release time of 15 days per year. In the third year, their schools will receive £350 per day for 15 days’ work supporting departments in other schools, up to a total of £5250.

This is a great opportunity to receive training from national providers on what is mastery in secondary schools and to be given time to develop teaching for mastery in your own school.

We are looking to recruit three teachers in this cohort. Further information and application details are here.  


Application forms must be sent directly to NCETM (mathshubs@ncetm.org.uk) by 5pm on Thursday 7 June 2018.

Only state-funded schools in England are eligible to apply to take part.



EEF Trials currently recruiting

In case you missed the details in the NCETM newsletter, there are a number of EEF trials in the area of mathematics that are currently recruiting schools. Maths Hubs may wish to promote these opportunities to schools, with whom you communicate. The trials and links to more details are given below:


3 places left at our Early Years Counting Collection open morning at Harrington Nursery on 13/6/2018. Email mathsh… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


We ran a successful counting project earlier this year to enhance how schools/nursery settings develop children’s e… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


Read the latest news about the Maths Hubs Programme in the new edition of Bespoke, the Maths Hubs newsletter https://t.co/w0…


The latest issue of Bespoke has been published, bringing up-to-date news from the Maths Hubs Programme https://t.co/w0iWI8ku…


Book now for our very popular Planning for Maths Mastery session (AM OR PM) @ChetwyndPrimary on 20 June 2018 - firs… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


Deadline is approaching - apply to train as a cohort 3 secondary mastery specialist now! twitter.com/EM_MathsHub/st…


Great turnout for the morning session of our Primary LLME network meeting @ChetwyndPrimary, looking forward to cont… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


Have you seen our May Newsletter? Read about our new Early Years support materials, teaching for mastery recruitment for seconda…


Getting to know more about being an associate @furthermaths twilight event on 11/7/2018 - check out the flyer and i… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


Best of luck to all those sitting their SATS this week and those beginning their GCSE's today!


A few places available at Early Years Counting Collection open morning on 13 June at Harrington Nursery email maths… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


One place has become available @StWerburghsSch Counting Collection Open Morning on 22th May - email mathshub@george… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


Great opportunity for primary schools - apply to @EM_MathsHub, closing date 18 June 2018. twitter.com/NCETM/status/9…


Book now for our joint Secondary Maths Conference with @MinsterMathsHub on 3/7/2018. bookwhen.com/mtsa/e/ev-sano… twitter.com/MinsterMathsHu…


From our latest Secondary Magazine: school mathematics - who decides what maths is on the curriculum? ncetm.org.uk/resources/51821 [f…


We're recruiting an experienced project manager to take responsibility for the day to day co-ordination of the national Maths Hu…


Good morning! Key Stage 2 Maths SATs Daily Practice Day 82 with @WhiteRoseMaths. View all questions here: https://t.co/N…


From our Primary Magazine archive: Learning from Misconceptions, suggestions for a short professional development meeting https:…