BBO Maths hub latest news

We are looking for work group leads to deliver: 

Developing Core Maths Pedagogy v Cross-Phase

Supporting Students to Achieve a L2 Qualification in Maths BBO Maths Hub would like to find new Work Group Leads to join our Local Leaders of Maths Education (LLME) community and to work with groups of teachers from across our area to develop the teaching and learning that happen in their schools. These roles are ideal for teachers who have been teaching in these areas for a few years and are confident in their own subject knowledge and pedagogy. As a Work Group Lead you would not only join our LLME community but also be part of a national community allowing you to further develop your skills and hear about what other experienced teachers are doing in their schools to improve teaching and learning. Working with our community will not only give you the chance to work with teachers beyond your own school but develop your skills and broaden your ideas which you can then bring back to your own school. As part of working with you we would sponsor you to do the Professional Development Lead Accreditation (PD Lead) to enhance your skills when creating, delivering and evaluating Continuous Professional Development (CPD). This would need to happen either in the first or second year of you leading the Work Group. Further details about this can be found here.

The time commitment is 4 days over the academic year and your school/college would be given £800 to help with cover costs. The details of these roles, including time commitment and funding can be found by clicking the links above. 

If you are interested in applying please first check that your school would be willing to release you to lead the group and attend the training events then apply by e-mail which should be cc’d to your headteacher and include:

  • Your name
  • Your e-mail
  • Your TRN
  • School or College
  • Work history which is relevant to the role
  • Why you think you should be considered for the role
  • Details of your current line manager in case we want to find out more about your experience and skills

Note: if you are part time and thinking of doing this on your days off that some of the training and community events you would need to attend will be on teaching days so you would still need to talk to your Headteacher to get their agreement to release you on those days.

If you have any questions or wish to apply, please contact BBO Maths Hub ( marked for the attention of Jo Walker.

The deadline for applications is Thursday 23rd May. 

Deadline extended for Maths CPD Leadership Programmes

The deadline has been extended to apply for the following two programmes offered by the NCTEM and Maths Hubs designed to develop teachers as experts in teaching for mastery and the leadership of professional development:

Secondary Mastery Specialist

Further Education Mastery Specialist

What do the programmes involve?

The programmes are designed to develop teachers as local leaders of mathematics education (LLME), who lead various strands of activity of their Maths Hub at a local level. The Secondary Mastery Specialist Programme is in its ninth year and the programme to develop Further Education Mastery Specialists is entering its second year in 2024. All Mastery Specialists are classroom-based practitioners who develop teaching for mastery in their own classrooms and go on to lead Work Groups to support other schools or colleges and their teachers locally. 

How can you apply? 

Follow the links above to visit the webpage of the programme you are interested in applying for and download and read the information document. When you have secured the support of your headteacher/senior leader, complete the online application form. 

The deadline to apply is 3rd June.

Submit your application now to join the teaching for mastery - development project in 2024/25. 

Every year, the Maths Hub looks to engage schools that have not yet begun the Teaching for Mastery journey in the project, and we are delighted to announce that applications have now opened to take part in 2024/25. The Teaching for Mastery Programme is a professional development opportunity designed to support teachers in state-funded schools to develop best practice in maths in your school. It is suitable for schools interested in implementing a teaching for mastery approach to maths. Mastering maths means pupils of all ages acquiring a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject. The phrase ‘teaching for mastery’ describes the elements of classroom practice and school organisation that combine to give pupils the best chances of mastering maths. Achieving mastery means acquiring a solid enough understanding of the maths that’s been taught to enable pupils to move on to more advanced material.

There is a wealth of information about Mastery on the NCETM website. To find out more visit our website using the links below:

For primary schools that are not quite ready to join the project yet, we also have the Mastery Readiness programme which will prepare for implementing a teaching for mastery approach.

Find out more and apply via the following page.

BBO SEND Schools Webinar on Thursday 6 June

BBO Maths Hub is inviting all state funded SEND schools and trusts in our area to a short webinar to find out how the BBO Maths Hub might be able to support teachers in SEND schools as they teach Mathematics. We are very aware SEND students need an education tailored to their specific needs and their stage of learning and we will be working with people who have this experience to plan support for SEND schools. During the seminar you will hear about ways of teaching that can help SEND students learn, how SEND schools have already benefited from working with their local maths hub and the National Community where teachers in SEND schools can seek advice and share best practice regarding teaching Mathematics in their setting.

The webinar will take place on Thursday 6 June between 4 and 5.40pm.

Below is further information about the speakers.

At the end of the presentations there will be time for you to ask questions and we would also like to hear about the type of support that would be beneficial to you as a teacher and the organisation that you work for. 

Please note that we are funded by the DfE so all the support that we offer is free. To register your interest for the webinar, please click here (link) We hope that these opportunities are of interest and look forward to working with you soon.