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