Success Stories

NCETM – Mixed age planning and teaching for mastery

In the Work Group we visited, teachers agreed that mixed age classes can be a huge benefit to primary children socially. They also say that most parts of the curriculum can be fairly easily managed for mixed age classes on a two-year cycle, but that the maths curriculum is uniquely difficult to manage because of the way maths concepts build upon previous learning.

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Three teachers in discussion

New Maths Hubs video looks back at the first five full years of the Maths Hubs Programme

A new five minute video showing the work of the Maths Hubs Programme during its first five years has just been published. It replaces the video from two years ago and includes details of hub boundaries, short interviews with hub leads, and a section explaining the Work Group model.

View the video here.


Teaching for Mastery & Wonderful Wyndham on BBC Breakfast

Derby’s Wyndham Academy has been back in the news, with a focus on children’s mastery approaches to maths. BBC Breakfast filmed segments at Wyndham as part of their new Breakfast Maths series.

Wyndham was chosen to represent the East Midlands West Maths Hub, led by George Spencer Academy. As Wyndham teacher Nicol Winfield (Outstanding New Teacher of the Year, the Pearson Awards) explained, the East Midland West Maths Hub is one of thirty-five across country, and is charged with bringing together the best in national and international maths teaching practice.

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New Maths Hubs video looks back at the first three full years of the Maths Hubs Programme

We’ve produced a new short video giving a flavour of the work carried out by Maths Hubs in their first three years. The release coincides with the news that funding for the programme is now secure until 2020.

View the video here.


Chinese Maths Teachers head to Nottingham Teacher Exchange

Nottingham pupils will be getting a taste of how maths is taught in the Far East this week, when they take part in an exchange programme.

Two teachers, one from Fairfield Primary Academy in Stapleford, and one from Dale Primary School in Derbyshire have been selected to take part in the prestigious teacher exchange, focusing on maths, with two partner schools in Shanghai.

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England-China Maths Teacher Exchange Extended to 2020

The government has announced that the successful teacher exchange between schools in England and Shanghai, run by Maths Hubs, is to be extended for at least two further years: 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. This means that the exchange, launched in autumn 2014, will run in six consecutive years.

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