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.
North West Three Maths Hub is lead by St Mary and St Thomas CE Primary School, part of the Three Saints Academy Trust and lead school for North West Learning Partnership (formerly St Helens TSA).
As a Lead Maths Hub we will provide support to all schools in St Helens, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton and Wigan; 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)
Newfold Primary, Wigan
Green Bank Primary School, Liverpool
Rainford High School, St Helens
St John Bosco, Liverpool
Up Holland High School, Wigan
Formby High School, Sefton
Research School Meols Cop, Liverpool - to be appointed
Liverpool Hope University
Sefton Representative - to be appointed
AMSP - Advanced Maths Support Programme Link Advisor
Lindsay Porter, Secondary Maths Hub Lead
Sarah McIlroy, Primary Mastery Lead
Sarah Boyle, Post 16 Maths Hub Lead
Gaynor Bahan, 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.