The school year 2020/21 will be substantially affected by the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. The knock-on effects on school life and teachers’ working lives can’t be predicted with any certainty. So, all Maths Hubs work will be flexible and adapt to changing realities. There’s likely to be more live online collaboration, often including use of video, for example. In addition, Work Group content will be adjusted to address schools’ recovery from coronavirus-related disruption alongside work on the central maths subject matter of each project.
This programme is for schools who have a commitment to developing a teaching for mastery approach. Although the school’s participation involves two teachers attending events outside of the school, it is expected that these two teachers lead development across the whole school. Each Maths Hub is now seeking to recruit schools for Work Groups, each involving six or seven schools.
This document gives information about the Work Groups and how schools can apply to be involved.
There is no charge to schools participating in the Work Group. Each school will receive a £1000 grant towards the cost of the required teacher release time and financial help towards the purchase of textbooks (subject to DfE confirmation).
How to apply
Early applications are encouraged. There is the opportunity to engage in the programme with other schools that you already work with, for example as part of an Academy Trust or local cluster of schools. Each school must still make an individual application, but you can indicate on the application form the schools you would like to be placed with. Once the school has applied, the Maths Hub will then make contact with you to explain next steps.
Further applications for the remaining places will be reviewed on Monday 14 September.