Who we are

Welcome to the GLOWMaths Hub, led by Balcarras Teaching School, based in Cheltenham and home of #YesUCan.

With the help of the strategic and operational partners, the GLOWMaths Hub aims to ‘shine a light’ on collaborative working across primary, secondary schools, and colleges in GLoucestershire, Oxfordshire , Worcestershire (hence the name ‘GLOW’ !) and beyond.

The GLOWMaths Hub is keen to:

  • ensure all pupils, teachers and leaders have access to support, research and innovation that will improve the enjoyment and achievement of mathematics;
  • work with successful established mathematics communities across the region, national and international partners and mathematics associations

Among our key strategic partners are the following:

  • Balcarras School, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (Shanghai Research Project Secondary Lead School)
  • Aston and Cote Primary School, Bampton, Oxfordshire
  • Chipping Norton School, part of the West Oxfordshire Teaching Alliance
  • Farmor’s School, Fairford, Gloucestershire (Lead School of #YesUCan)
  • FMSP
  • Glenfall Primary School, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (Shanghai Research Project Primary Lead School)
  • Malmesbury Teaching School, Wiltshire (Post 16 Research Project Lead School)
  • Naunton Primary School, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, part of the Cheltenham Learning Partnership
  • Oxfordshire LA Primary Maths Team
  • Oxford University
  • Pittville School, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
  • Severnbanks Primary School, Lydney, Gloucestershire (Singapore Textbook Research Project Lead School)
  • The Chase School, Malvern, Worcestershire
  • The Rivers CE Multi-Academy Trust, Worcester, Worcestershire
  • Thomas Keble School, Stroud, Gloucestershire
  • University of Gloucestershire

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What we are doing

Key priorities and research projects of the GLOWMaths Hub include:

  • improving the enjoyment and achievement of mathematics from Early Years to Post-16
  • strengthening the teaching and leadership of mathematics
  • helping schools and colleges with curriculum and assessment changes
  • supporting schools to develop a mastery approach to mathematics
  • improving the participation of mathematics Post-16
  • improving pupils’ resilience, and reducing “mathematics anxiety”
  • enriching the mathematics curriculum
  • improving arithmetical proficiency
  • learning from best international practice, including the England-China Research Project.



How to contact us

GLOW on Twitter

GLOW website