North West Three Maths Hub


The Maths Hubs programme for the first time brings together all mathematics education professionals in a national network of hubs, each locally led by an outstanding school or college, and in partnership with neighbouring schools, colleges, universities, CPD providers, maths experts and employers. This is a new way of harnessing all maths teaching expertise within an area, to spread excellent practice even more widely, for the benefit of all pupils and students.


As a Lead Maths Hub we will provide support to all schools in the area and across the NW, across all areas of maths education, including:

•recruitment of maths specialists into teaching.
•initial training of maths teachers and converting existing teachers into maths.
•co-ordinating and delivering a wide range of maths continuing professional development (CPD) and school-to-school support.
•ensuring maths leadership is developed, eg running a programme for aspiring heads of maths departments.
•helping maths enrichment programmes to reach a large number of pupils from primary school onwards.

We will support primary through to post 16 and have a chance to change/influence maths education across the country.


Among our key strategic partners are the following:  

  • St Mary and St Thomas Primary School, St Helens (Lead School)
    St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School, St Helens
  • Our Lady of Pity Catholic Primary School (Deep Learning TSA), Wirral
  • Evelyn Street Primary School (Warrington TSA), Warrington
  • Huyton With Roby CE Primary School, Knowsley
  • Newfold Primary, Wigan
  • Rainford High School, St Helens
  • The Heath TSA, Runcorn
  • St John Bosco, Liverpool
    Holmes Chapel Comprehensive, Cheshire
  • City of Liverpool College, Liverpool
  • Liverpool Hope University
  • Halton LA
  • FMSP - Further Maths Support Programme Link Advisor
  • CMSP - Core Maths Support Programme Link Advisor
  • Lindsay Porter, Secondary Maths Hub Lead
  • Sarah McIlroy, Primary Mastery Lead
  • Catherine Van Saarloos, Post 16 Maths Hub Lead
  • Viv Lloyd, NCETM NW Regional Advisor


The national dimension of the programme is made possible by the hubs collaborating as a national group, pooling experience, expertise and ideas as a network, and meeting once a term at the National Maths Hubs Forum. This is a new way of fast-tracking current, school-based practice and research to an environment where national policy objectives can be explored and new ideas formulated.