The core purpose of Maths Hubs is to help schools and colleges lead improvement in mathematics education in England.
We seek to harness all the maths leadership and expertise within an area - in our case Norfolk and Suffolk - to develop and spread excellent practice, for the benefit of all pupils and students. We are part of the wider development of school-led system leadership in England.
What is a Maths Hub?
Each Maths Hub is a partnership, led locally by an outstanding school or college. Angles Maths Hub is led by Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form in Norwich.
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.
Why should schools and colleges get involved?
The benefits for schools and colleges engaging with their local Maths Hubs include:
- Access to free or subsidised professional development programmes
- Up-to-date information about all local maths education activities
- Participation in a network of local leaders of maths educations (LLMEs).
Who oversees Maths Hubs?
Maths Hubs are a joint initiative between the Department for Education and the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics.
The NCETM selects the lead school for each hub and provides central help, support, and oversight to ensure that the programme operates as effectively as possible.