The London Central and West Maths Hub is one of a network of 40 Maths Hubs in England, working together within the Maths Hubs Programme, which began in 2014. The programme is funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and coordinated by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM). To find out more about the Maths Hubs Programmes, visit mathshubs.org.uk
The Maths Hubs programme brings together all mathematics education professionals in a national network of hubs, each locally led by an outstanding school or college, and working in partnership with neighbouring schools, colleges, universities, CPD providers, maths experts and employers.
The core purpose of Maths Hubs is to help schools and colleges lead improvement in mathematics education in England. They seek to harness all the maths leadership and expertise within an area, to develop and spread excellent practice, for the benefit of all pupils and students. They are part of the wider development of school-led system leadership in England.
We enjoy working with Senior Leaders, Teachers, NQTs, Teaching Assistants and all of the professional development is led by experienced maths teachers themselves, most of whom are still in the classroom.
Watch a video here about the Maths Hubs Programme so far.
The Lead School
The Lead School for London Central and West Maths Hub is Fox Primary School in Notting Hill.
Each Maths Hub is a partnership, led locally by a school or college. The Lead School identifies strategic partners, who help plan and evaluate the hub’s work, and operational partners, who help carry out the hub’s work. So the hub is not just the Lead School or college – instead it is more like a maths leadership network involving schools, colleges and other organisations with maths education expertise from across the hub’s area.
Professional development provided by the hub is not the same as that offered by the Lead School. Some of, but not necessarily all, the hub’s leadership team will be based at the Lead School. Some of, but by no means all, the professional development offered by the hub will take place at the Lead School. Most of the Work Groups will take place at schools covering the whole hub area, so your nearest Work Group will be local to you.