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What is a Work Group?

What is a Work Group?

  • School led professional development and support for maths teaching
  • They are Work Groups not courses

What is a Work Group?

  • Collaborative
  • The same group of people meet multiple times during the year, often with gap tasks to do in their own setting
  • Hands on
  • Action research
  • Free (in some cases funded for release time)

If you want to know how teachers have felt about joining a Work Group, please listen to the NCETM Podcast episode on it  here

The Maths Hub network runs a series of nationally co-ordinated professional development projects for anyone involved in the teaching of maths. The emphasis is on collaborative, exploratory, evidence-based professional development and research, continuing through the whole year for substantial professional and systemic change: these are not top-down, one-off courses.
The Work Groups are delivered through locally-based Work Groups led by an expert, in which participants contribute to and learn from the national project. Each Maths Hub puts together its own programme of Work Groups to run locally, and many projects have Work Groups in all Maths Hubs, making them available to anyone who wants to join.
While the majority of Work Groups are offered to any teachers, teaching assistants and practitioners who wish to join, there are some which are only in certain geographical locations, which require previous participation in a project or which do not have open recruitment.