The Solent Maths Hub is one of a network of 40 Maths Hubs in England, working together within the Maths Hubs Programme, which began in 2014. The programme is funded by the Department of Education (DfE) and coordinated by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM). Maths Hubs are a structure, within a school-led system, for promoting and connecting different schools and organisations that aim to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics through collaborative CPD. Maths Hubs harness all maths leadership and expertise within an area to develop and spread excellent practice, for the benefit of all pupils and students.
The lead school for the Solent Maths Hub is Thornden School (Part of the HISP Multi Academy Trust). However, the team are based at Tanners Brook Primary School.
As a Maths Hub we cover the following geographical region:
Isle of Wight
How can you get involved with Solent Maths Hub?
FREE Professional Development
Solent Maths Hub offers three main types of Professional Development programme available to support maths teachers at different stages of their career:
1. Leadership Development Programmes
2. Teaching for Mastery Work Groups
3. Other Projects
These programmes are FREE and have funding models to support teacher release time.
Leadership Development Programmes
Solent Maths Hub programmes are led by a large Local Leader in Mathematics Education (LLME) community who are trained centrally by the NCETM and through the Hub. Each year in the summer term we look to recruit future Primary and Secondary Mastery Specialists and Work Group Leads to engage in leadership development programmes so that they develop the knowledge, skills and expertise to lead professional development programmes for the hub. This is a great career progression pathway for experienced maths teachers / leads who want to continually reflect on their own teaching practice, as well as to support teachers in schools other than their own.
Teaching for Mastery (TfM) Work Groups
The primary and secondary Work Groups support schools in developing their approach to teaching for mastery. A key aim of these Work Groups is to develop strong curriculum, teaching and professional development practices in schools. Schools that apply for the TfM programme are offered several years of ongoing, bespoke support from developing to sustaining a mastery approach.
Solent Maths Hub run a range of further projects through Work Groups to develop mathematical knowledge and pedagogy in all educational phases. These include Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Maths (SKTM) Work Groups, projects which focus in KS2-3 transition, secondary subject leadership Work Groups and A-level pedagogy Work Groups.