London Central and West are hugely proud of their Local Leaders of Maths Education (LLME), which has been growing steadily over the past 6 years.  People in the LLME are leaders of Maths Hub work in their local areas and lead their Work Groups from their own schools or in the local schools that they work with.  They are well supported by the NCETM, Maths Hub Leadership team and each other.  We all come together to learn and offer support so the professional development that is delivered is to a very high standard.

See here for a full list of 2021-22 LLME where you can see what Work Groups they are running and from what school.


Do you want to join the LLME team?

Who can take part?

The members of any Maths Hub LLME (Local Leaders of Maths Education) Community are the Maths Hub Leads, Assistant Maths Hub Leads, Mastery Specialists and Work Group Leads who support the work of the hub. These professionals could have other roles such as SLEs or PD Leads, but they will be working directly with the hub in the roles outlined. Individual Maths Hubs may have a clear rationale for inviting further participants, but these will be limited in numbers and related to the growth of the community.

What is involved?

Participants will attend several LLME gatherings, spread across the academic year and equating to three days of time. These will be planned in line with the five design principles below and have content balanced between community, leadership and maths knowledge for teaching.

  • Establish, develop and revisit a common meaning and purpose
  • Explicitly plan for professional growth
  • Model and expect high levels of professionalism
  • Design for push and pull
  • Develop collective and collaborative leadership

What will you learn?

You will have opportunities to connect with your community of local leaders of maths education, build wider professional relationships and:

  • Improve your knowledge and understanding of the expectations in effectively planning, delivering and evaluating a Work Group
  • Have opportunities to constructively challenge your thinking and develop new ideas
  • Learn skills relevant to your role as a leader and provider of professional development
  • Share and further develop your knowledge of maths for teaching
  • Consider how to incorporate new professional learning into your leadership practice.

What is the cost?

The LLME Communities project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participants and their schools. Funding will be provided for release time.

If you are interested in joining our Maths Hub to lead on Work Groups, please contact our administrator:

Our LLME Team



Senior Link – Emma Madden

Maths Hub Lead – Nick Marsh (until October half term) then Charlotte Kleiner

Primary Teaching for Mastery Leads – Jonathan East and Jean Knapp

Secondary Teaching for Mastery Leads – Ruth Williams and Valbona Baci

Level 3 Lead – John Petry

Hub Co-Ordinator and Finance – Eloise Abrahams

Hub Administrator – Michelle Foster


Primary Team

Mastery Readiness Lead – Ruth Williams

Mastery Development Specialists – Kate Hitchins and Ruth Williams

Mastery Embedding Specialists – Laura Gallagher and William Thorp

Mastery Sustaining Specialists – Antonella Ancillotti, Jason McConnachie, Jaspreet Kaur, Jennie Forde, Jonny East, Katie Spence, Rachel Wilson, Ravi Mohindru, Vincent Buffini and William Thorp

Mastery Specialists in training – Elizabeth Wareing, Jessica Dobrowolski and Sarah Campbell

Years 5 – 8 Continuity – Caroline Clissold

Specialist Knowledge for Teaching of Mathematics (SKTM) for:

Early Years Teachers – Janine Davenall and Siobhan Gallagher

Primary Teachers – Caroline Clissold and Jean Knapp

Primary Teaching Assistants – Jill Byrom

Primary Early Career Teachers Phase 1 – Ravi Mohindru and Valentina Wilkins

Primary Early Career Teachers Phase 2 – Valentina Wilkins

Mastering Number – Jason McConnachie

Mastering Number Embedding the Impact – Jason McConnachie


Secondary Team

Mastery Development Specialists – Chandresh Dhir, Joe Harris and Ruth Williams

Mastery Embedding Specialists – Ruth Williams and Valbona Baci

Mastery Sustaining Specialists – Adam Trevelyan and Valbona Baci

Mastery specialists in second year training – Kieran Betts, Mario Orgill, Najma Wajahat and Tauseef Ul-Haq

Mastery specialists in first year training – Natasha Cumming, Royce Austin and Yasmin Husbands

Specialists Knowledge for Teaching of Mathematics (SKTM) for:

Secondary Early Career Teachers Phase 1 – Kulwinder Johal

Secondary Early Career Teachers Phase 2 – Carys Hopkin

Non-Specialist – Ruth Williams

Years 7 – 11 Coherence – Kulwinder Johal

Mathematical Thinking at GCSE – TBC

Secondary Subject Leadership – Michael Harley and Valbona Baci

Years 5 – 8 Continuity – Caroline Clissold


Post 16/ Level 3

Developing Core Maths Pedagogy – John Petry

Developing A Level Pedagogy – Max Burridge


PD Leads in training (with a view to lead a Work Group in the future)

Kate Hitchins  – Primary

Kieran Betts – Secondary

Mario Orgill – Secondary

Najma Wajahat – Secondary

Tauseef Ul-Haq – Secondary

Privacy Notice: Maths Hubs Programme

Who we are:

This work is being carried out by your Maths Hub Lead School, which holds a grant with the Department for Education (DfE) to deliver the Maths Hub programme.

For the purpose of data protection legislation, the DfE is the data controller, and the Maths Hub Lead School is the data processor for the personal data processed as part of the Maths Hubs programme.

How we will use your information:

The Maths Hub Lead School collects and processes your personal data on behalf of the DfE for the following purposes:

  • To enable the lead school to carry out specific functions for which they are responsible
  • To enable the Lead School to correspond with you about any Maths Hub project you have registered for
  • To enable the Lead School to send you information on Continued Professional Development (CPD) opportunities offered by Maths Hubs
  • To evaluate and assess performance of Maths Hub projects
  • To derive anonymised statistics which inform programme funding and strategic decisions about Maths Hubs and Teaching for Mastery within DfE, National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) and the Maths Hub Lead School.

More information about this work is available at,, and

The nature of your personal data we will be using:

The categories of your personal data that the Maths Hub Lead School will collect, process, hold and share for this project may include:

  • Name (including previous names)
  • Date of Birth
  • Contact information such as email address and phone number
  • School name and unique reference number (URN)
  • Teacher Reference Number (TRN).

Why our use of your personal data is lawful:

In order for our use of your personal data to be lawful, we need to meet one (or more) conditions in the data protection legislation. For the purpose of the Maths Hubs and Teaching for Mastery programmes, processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest, as defined in Article 6 (1)(e) of the GDPR.

Who we will make your personal data available to:

We sometimes need to make personal data available to other organisations. These might include contracted partners (who we have employed to process your personal data on our behalf) and/or other organisations (with whom we need to share your personal data for specific purposes).

Where we need to share your personal data with others, we ensure that this data sharing complies with data protection legislation. For the purpose of the Maths Hubs programme:

  • NCETM (National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics), with whom the DfE holds a contract to coordinate and manage the Maths Hubs programme, is a data processor.
  • Maths Hubs, with whom the DfE holds individual grants with each Maths Hub Lead School to carry out activities aligned with the aims of the Maths Hubs programme, are data processors.

As such, personal data collected by Maths Hubs that is relevant to the successful coordination and delivery of the Maths Hubs programme will be shared with the DfE, the NCETM, and other Maths Hub Lead Schools. Such data may also be shared with an independent evaluator of the Maths Hubs programme and Teaching for Mastery programme.

The DfE reserves the right to share your personal data with new lead schools where additional Maths Hubs are appointed or where a lead school is de-designated and lead school status is transferred. The DfE also reserves the right to share your personal data with any organisation or consortium that holds a future contract with the DfE to coordinate and manage the Maths Hubs programme or with an independent body who will use the data to evaluate the work of the programme.

Transfer to Countries Outside the European Union:

Your personal data will not be transferred outside of United Kingdom or the European Union.

How long we will keep your personal data:

The Department will only keep your personal data for the lifetime of the Maths Hubs programme and, where relevant, Teaching for Mastery programme plus 6 months, after which point it will be securely destroyed. Please note that, under Data Protection legislation, and in compliance with the relevant data processing conditions, personal data can be kept for longer periods of time when processed purely for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research, and statistical purposes.

Your data protection rights:

Under certain circumstances, you have the right:

  • to ask us for access to information about you that we hold
  • to have your personal data rectified, if it is inaccurate or incomplete
  • to request the deletion or removal of personal data where there is no compelling reason for its continued processing
  • to restrict our processing of your personal data (for example, permitting its storage but no further processing)
  • to object to direct marketing (including profiling) and processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics
  • not to be subject to decisions based purely on automated processing where it produces a legal or similarly significant effect on you

Please contact the Maths Hub Lead School regarding any of the above Find your hub | NCETM 

Further information about your data protection rights appears on the Information Commissioner’s website at: Guide to Data Protection | ICO and Individual rights | ICO

Withdrawal of consent and the right to lodge a complaint:

Where we are processing your personal data with your consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent. If you change your mind, or you are unhappy with our use of your personal data, please let us know by contacting the Maths Hub Lead School and state the name of this project.

Alternatively, you have the right to raise any concerns with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) via their website at

Last updated:

We may need to update this privacy notice periodically, so we recommend that you revisit this information from time to time. This version was last updated: September 2023.

Contact Info:

If you have any questions about how your personal information will be used, please contact the Maths Hub Lead School and enter “Maths Hub privacy notice” as a reference. For the DfE’s Data Protection Officer (DPO), please contact us via and mark it for the attention of the ‘DPO’.