Research and Innovation Work Group – Parental Engagement

The EMW Maths Hub have teamed up with the Derby Research School and the SHINE Trust to support schools in running ‘Maths Masterclasses’ for parents. The programme has already been tested and has been proved to help a number of parents develop their understanding of how their children learn number in school so that they feel able to effectively support their children with maths in the home. The programme content explores the progression of number from the Foundation Stage to Year 6 and will touch on everything from the structures within the four operations to the key ideas surrounding fractions.


On completion of the programme, parents will receive a certification endorsed by the University of Derby and will take away a pack of manipulatives to enable them to replicate classroom practice in the home.


Participating schools will attend training to deliver a version of the parental engagement programme to the parents in their schools.


This programme is designed for Primary Schools who are part of a Sustaining Mastery Work Group because they will have implemented the necessary approaches in teaching for mastery.


  • Train the Trainer (full day) 26th January 2021
  • Virtual coaching visit (half a day) – TBC with each school
  • Programme evaluation (half a day) – TBC


The Work Group is offered free to all state-funded secondary schools in England.

Please complete this form to reserve a place on this Work Group.


The ongoing impact of the coronavirus outbreak and knock on effects on schools life remain uncertain. So, all Maths Hubs work will adapt to changing realities. There’s likely to be more live online collaboration, for example. In addition Work Groups content will address both schools recovery from coronavirus related disruption and the central maths subject matter of each project.