Connecting Initial Teacher Training with Maths Hubs



North West 3 Maths Hub are delighted to be working in partnership with local ITT providers to support the effective recruitment, preparation and development of teachers of mathematics.

The following universities are committed to being engaged in the work group in 2018-19: 

Edge Hill University, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool John Moores and Chester University. 

North West 3 would like to invite all primary maths lecturers, tutors, associate tutors and school mentors to be involved in Connecting ITT with Maths Hubs programme.

The programme comprises three face-to-face sessions and is designed for primary maths lecturers, tutors, associate tutors and school based student mentors who are involved in working with trainee teachers at university and on their school placements.

Throughout the programme, participants will engage in specific sessions focussing on:

  • Understanding the work of Maths Hubs;
    Teaching for Mastery in mathematics-what this looks like in lessons and planning for mastery;
    Preparing trainee teachers for effective teaching of mathematics;
    Professional discussion and collaboration of practices across ITT providers to ensure that all primary trainee teachers are full prepared to meet the demands of teaching mathematics every day in school.


The dates for the programme are:

Day 1: Wednesday 13th February 9:00-3:00 Day 2: Wednesday 10th April 1:00-4:00 Day 3: Wednesday 5th June 1:00-4:00

Delegates will need to attend all three sessions.


Professional learning linked to this work stream: 

For ITT providers: an understanding of the work of their local Maths Hub and the National Maths Hubs Network, including Teaching for Mastery (TfM), and the potential impact on their trainees.

For Maths Hubs: to ensure that there is the opportunity for collaboration and professional discussion of practices across ITT providers

For ITT trainees: some input on the principles of TfM will impact on their subject knowledge and understanding of the connections in mathematics. In particular, the application of the theory of variation to intelligent practice in the classroom and the importance of carefully crafting lessons based on small steps in key learning.