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Work Groups

The Work Group is the model of professional and school development used in most Maths Hubs projects

A Maths Hub Work Group is

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  • comprised of a group of schools who work on something together, normally over the large part of a school year, typically with one or two teachers from each school acting as lead participants.

  • led by a teacher or former teacher, expert both in the area of maths education in question and in leading teacher professional development

  • normally part of a national collaborative project, which supports the Work Group Lead and seeks to ensure lessons are learned from around the country.

Schools in every Maths Hub Work Group
  • work towards outcomes linked to teachers' professional learning, their practice development, the learning of the pupils they teach, and new approaches and policies in maths teaching across their school or department

  • maintain a focus on the classroom, often planning, observing and refining lessons together

  • evaluate the outcomes of the Work Group's activity, with collated findings being fed into the national picture and used to inform future work


In some teaching for mastery projects, the Work Group is sometimes referred to as a Teacher Research Group (TRG). The characteristics of a TRG are exactly the same as a Work Group.

All Work Groups are free of charge, however please note that a charge of £100 per participant for non-attendance without prior notice will be applied. Participants must attend all sessions.

Please note: When booking onto our Work Groups, participants will need their teacher reference number (TRN).  If you need support to find your TRN, please follow this guidance: Teacher reference number (TRN) - GOV.UK (